This Is What Dana White Thinks Of Conor McGregor Vs Nate Diaz III
While it’s unclear if fans will ever see Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor meet in the octagon again, UFC President Dana White said don’t count it out just yet.
In an interview posted on Tuesday, White told TMZ Sports that they’re working on finalizing Diaz’s expected matchup with Dustin Poirier.
“We’re still working on [the Diaz-Poirier] fight. That fight’s not done yet. I wouldn’t count out a Conor-Nate 3. Listen, I’d be shocked if that fight didn’t happen again,” White said.
Diaz shook the sports world when he defeated McGregor just seconds left in the second round via submission. McGregor got his revenge in August 2016, months after their first fight, and defeated Diaz via majority decision.
Diaz and Poirier were supposed to go toe-to-toe with one another for UFC 230 back in 2018, but that fight fell through after Poirier was forced to withdraw due to injury.
Instead, the two got tangled up with different opponents.
Poirier is 2-1 in his last three fights, winning two against McGregor, in January and July 2021, and once to lightweight champion Charles Oliveira. Diaz is 1-2 in his last three, losing two to Jorge Masvidal and Leon Edwards and one win against Anthony Pettis.
The two have not stopped expressing on social media how they want their fight to still happen.
But, at the same time, McGregor’s name has been tangled with a Diaz trilogy and a fourth fight with Poirier.
Diaz, however, said last week that he’s not interested in facing McGregor, saying that McGregor “got a lot of work to do.”
It’s unclear when McGregor will return, though he’s targeting a comeback in the summer.