According to Conor McGregor's coach, John Kavanagh, a 2018 clash against Nate Diaz is what they are aiming for...

Huge news for fans of the two great fights between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz. Plus, it will happen THIS year…

Since they were first booked to fight in March 2016, everybody knew Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz were meant to be rivals. Leading into their short notice clash at UFC 196, McGregor and Diaz singlehandedly produced more viral videos than the entire UFC roster had that year.

Although they only had 11 days to make a stir after Rafael dos Anjos’ withdrawal, they did it emphatically. Even more rousing was their thrilling first clash, where Nate Diaz shook the foundations with a stunning submission win.

Demanding an immediate rematch, McGregor got his wish at UFC 202. Equally as exciting, their rematch was essentially a five-round version of the first round at UFC 196. Back and forth they went, but it was the Irishman who nabbed the decision victory.

13 months later, reports indicate a MONSTER trilogy bout coming very soon:

March 5, 2016; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Nate Diaz (top) against Conor McGregor during UFC 196 at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Trilogy Bout on December 30th

According to reports by The Independent and Sunday World, the third fight between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor is incoming. Reportedly, Diaz has signed the bout agreement, and we now await confirmation from Conor McGregor:

McGregor is very close to signing a deal to take on Nate Diaz in a deciding fight on December 30 in Las Vegas – and that his friends and family are so sure of the fight being announced that they have already booked flights to Sin City.

Social media has already been buzzing with rumors of their third bout, with images like this going viral:


According to Conor McGregor’s manager, Audie Attar, this is the only fight ‘The Notorious’ wants:

“He wants that triology,” Attar said, before confirming all the other options on the table.

“You’ve got Khabib calling him out, then you obviously have Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee who are fighting for the interim lightweight title.

“You have Max Holloway, who is the 145 champ now, who Conor beat after blowing out his ACL at the beginning of the fight. You have options, and he loves mixed martial arts.”

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Nate Diaz was able to land clean on Conor McGregor in both their fights at UFC 196 and UFC 202…

“Everyone is like, ‘oh he’s going to retire – he made so much money’. He’s ambitious. He’s super ambitious, and he loves to fight.

“He loves to compete and he’s a superb professional athlete. So, there’s much more Conor McGregor that everybody will see, and we’ll see what’s next.”

After an unsuccessful but highly profitable boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather, it’s back to business as usual for Conor McGregor. With an interim belt being competed for at the next pay-per-view, Kevin Lee and Tony Ferguson are likely to be pretty mad about this news.

Stand back and watch the madness explode, as the UFC plans on winding out 2017 with the biggest bang possible!

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