Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz fought through a five-round barnburner during their rematch at UFC 202 last August 20th. And like in a good majority of his fights, Diaz walked out of it a bloody mess.
For both Diaz brothers who had accumulated some scar tissue through the years of hard fights, cuts on the faces are almost a non-issue. For “The Notorious”, however, it is apparently a cause for concern.
“There was a lot of damage done to Nathan in that last fight,” McGregor said in a recent Q&A session. “Even looking at his facial features, they’re not the same. So I know those close to him will understand what I’m talking about.”
McGregor says he is open for a potential trilogy with Diaz, with something bigger at stake. But for now, he is advising against it, and hopes that Diaz’s team would do so as well.
“There could be a potential fight, maybe down the line for the lightweight belt after I win this. But to see him have to make the weight, and then to see the damage that he took in the last fight, and then come in at a much lower weight? It wouldn’t end good for him.”
“So I’d imagine, and I probably hope that his people close to him would stop him from doing it. It’s done now. Cash your money, and bounce. But, I’ll call him and we’ll see what happens.”
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