Conor McGregor has a reputation for throwing great after-parties, and evidently the Diaz brothers wanted to see if that was true. Early Sunday morning cameras captured both Nick and Nate Diaz leaving Conor McGregor’s post-UFC 205 victory party at Marquee night club in New York.
While the two rivals didn’t run into each other inside the club, Diaz appearing there has led many to speculate that a trilogy bout between the two could happen sooner rather than later.
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A trilogy bout between Nate and Conor would now have the added intrigue of a championship belt at stake. Although Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov have both arguably earned a shot at the lightweight title, Nate could be the first to get a crack at the new champion.
Diaz is 0W-2L in title fights. He first lost to Hermes Franca for the WEC lightweight title in 2006, and then lost to Benson Henderson for the UFC lightweight title on December 8th 2012.
In his last 7 fights Nate is only 3W-4L, but his two main event fights with Conor McGregor broke PPV records. For Nate to receive the next title shot however, the new UFC owners will have to be confident the fight would make more money than Conor against another opponent would.
Perhaps Diaz was looking to drum up media interest in a trilogy bout when he crashed Conor’s UFC 205 after-party on Sunday morning.