Dana White Says UFC ‘Could Make’ Conor McGregor-Nate Diaz III Happen
A fight that fans have been wanting could be made to happen, UFC President Dana White said.
White said that the Conor McGregor-Nate Diaz III fight is “always there.”
“By contract, I have to offer these guys three fights per year, and they can say yes or no. We’re working it out. The trilogy with McGregor is always there. That fight could happen,” White told ESPN.
“We could make that fight.”
The two previously fought twice.
Diaz scored an upset win over McGregor in 2016 via submission. The Irish fighter then got his revenges months later with a split-decision.
But negotiating another bout between the two could be difficult as Diaz has one fight left on his contract and McGregor is still healing from his broken leg from his TKO loss to Dustin Poirier.
McGregor is targeted to return in spring or summer 2022 while Diaz said he doesn’t want to fight McGregor – he’ll fight when his leg is back – and instead wants to be put on a January card.
I’m not fighting Conor until his leg grows back and he beats some people so we know he can even fight still till then
Can I get on January card @ufc
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) December 17, 2021