Conor McGregor tells Nate Diaz 'I'll be prepared for it if we go again'
The former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion, after all, has chimed in on nearly every UFC main event this year which produced a potential next opponent.
This time, however, McGregor was mum on fight night. Instead, he waited until Tuesday, the third anniversary of McGregor and Diaz’s epic showdown at UFC 202, to make his statement on social media.
McGregor posted on Instagram, congratulating Diaz for the victory in his first bout since 2016.
“3 years to the day myself and this Mexican animal went to war.
Congrats on the win this weekend Nate, it was motivating to see it for my own comeback,” the post read in part.
But he also took a little jab at the fact Diaz called out Jorge Masvidal instead of him, and dropped a not-so-subtle hint he may be interested in meeting Diaz again.
“I don’t blame you not mentioning me for the trilogy bout post fight, you know what I’m like when I get going. Vicious. I loved the round 3 style from round 1 that you implemented. It’s what I was hoping you would implement for this bout and was glad to see you do it. I’ll be prepared for it when we go again. If we go again.”
McGregor and Diaz fought in two of the biggest bouts in UFC history in 2016. Diaz, a short-notice replacement for Raphael dos Anjos, submitted McGregor in the second round at UFC 196. Then McGregor gutted out a majority decision over Diaz at UFC 202. Both welterweight fights took place in Las Vegas.
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