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Nate Diaz's Coach Wants Conor McGregor Trilogy Fight Next After UFC 263 Defeat

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Nate Diaz's Coach Wants Conor McGregor Trilogy Fight Next After UFC 263 Defeat

Nate Diaz's coach wants his star pupil to face Conor McGregor in a blockbuster trilogy bout following his UFC return last weekend.

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It was the Stockton slugger's first UFC outing since November 2019 and speaking in his post-fight press conference, he expressed his desire for a quick turnaround.

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And if his team have their wish, he'd square off with arch rival McGregor for a third time.

Asked who should be next for Diaz, Cesar Gracie replied via MMA Fighting: "I would think the trilogy versus [Conor] McGregor.

"I know that Nate wants tough fights. He is motivated by fighting the best guys."

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Of course, McGregor and Diaz have already had two legendary battles - with the score 1-1.

The American submitted the Irishman at UFC 196 back in March 2016 while the 'Notorious' exacted revenge five months later, eking out a majority decision at UFC 202.

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A rubber match has been mooted for some time now with McGregor talking up a third meeting prior to his UFC comeback against Dustin Poirier last January.

On his options, he said: "There are dangling carrots [...] treasure chests that get presented to me.

"We've got world titles in boxing now, there's talks of [...] I hear Dana talking [about] Nate Diaz coming back down to lightweight. I love that. I'd love to compete against Diaz. We will compete again.

"If that happens at lightweight for a title, that would be something special, also.

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"So, there's many great options that are in the works and let's see what happens. I am ready."

Will McGregor vs. Diaz 3 happen this year? Watch this space.

Featured Image Credit: Conor McGregor/Nate Diaz

Topics: Conor Mcgregor, Nate Diaz, UFC News, Fight News, UFC

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