Nate Diaz Shuts Down Conor McGregor Trilogy Fight

If you were hoping for a third fight between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor, it doesn’t seem to be happening any time soon.

That hope has instead gone towards a matchup between Diaz and former interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier. When Diaz was asked about another go with McGregor, he shot down any possibility.

“Not right now. He’s got a lot of work to do,” Diaz said.

Diaz and Poirier have been vocal on social media as of late, expressing how badly they want to trade punches with one another, but apparently the UFC isn’t doing much to set it up.

Diaz served McGregor, a former double champion, his first ever UFC loss in 2016 via submission. He would later lose in their rematch, but the first upset win raised his stocks in the promotion.

Poirier, meanwhile, is the reason behind McGregor’s two fight losing streak. He left the Irishman severely injured after their last outing in July with a leg injury.

Now, McGregor is nearly recovered from the devastating injury and is projected to return some time in the spring.

Diaz hasn’t fought since June where he lost to Leon Edwards, and Poirier is also coming off a loss – one to current lightweight champion Charles Oliveira in December.

Both Poirier and Diaz seem to have lost interest in fighting McGregor and now eye one another.

Recently, Poirier said he thinks there’s a “good chance” it’ll happen. The two were supposed to meet in August of 2018, but Poirier withdrew due to injury.

“I’m on the last fight of my contract,” Diaz told Adam’s Apple.

“I would like to fight Dustin Poirier now. Now. Next month when sh– changes and people win and start doing something entertaining, or something going, it’s all going to be different.”

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