CONOR MCGREGOR has announced he will have a trilogy fight with Nate Diaz before he calls it a day.
GETTYConor McGregor and Nate Diaz fought twice in 2016[/caption]
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TWITTERMcGregor has promised his long-time rival that they will have a trilogy fight[/caption]
In response to his rival’s recent tweet about the scoring of their second fight, the fan favourite tweeted: “When I killed you off, I should’ve never gave you a rematch.
“I never get a rematch especially when I don’t really lose like in our 2nd fight or my last fight.
“I just let u p****y run off into [the] sunset like you won .. Live with it ur both p*****.”
It didn’t take long for McGregor to get wind of his long-time rival’s response, which he placated by insisting they will have a trilogy bout.
He replied: “You’ll get your rematch, lad.”
Former two-division champion McGregor recently revealed a rubber match with Diaz is part of his three-fight plan, which is set to kick off with a showdown with Michael Chandler.
He told talkSPORT: “Chandler . I have to fight him. Then it’s [Justin] Gaethje & then the Nate trilogy.”
McGregor’s showdown with Chandler – his rival coach on season 31 of the Ultimate Fighter – was announced back in February.
But‘s continued absence from the USADA testing pool – which he must be in for a minimum of six months before being eligible to compete – was seemingly to blame for the delay in announcing the official date.
The UFC brass could, however, have had their poster boy headline their final pay-per-view card of the year on December 16.
It was thought they would grant him an exemption to the six-month written notice rule in order for him to make an blockbuster end-of-year return.
“With the welterweight title on the line.
“The champ hasn’t lost a fight in eight years and is coming off back-to-back wins over the greatest welterweight of all time – Kamaru Usman.
“He is defending his title against Colby Covington, a relentless pressure fighter with unstoppable cardio.”