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Conor McGregor Told To Take A Blockbuster 'Tune-Up' Before Mega Fight In Final Two Bouts On UFC Deal

Nasir Jabbar


Conor McGregor Told To Take A Blockbuster 'Tune-Up' Before Mega Fight In Final Two Bouts On UFC Deal

Conor McGregor has been told to face Nate Diaz in a blockbuster tune-up fight before taking on Dustin Poirier in his final two UFC bouts on his current contract.


The 'Notorious' has just two fights left on his current UFC deal as he recovers from injury.

Of course, the 33-year-old broke his leg in the opening round of his trilogy clash with Poirier at UFC 264.

Having suffered back-to-back defeats to 'The Diamond', Michael Bisping has advised McGregor takes a contest to shake off the ring rust.

The UFC legend has proposed a mega match-up with Diaz and, if victorious, it would set up a monstrous fourth meeting with Poirier.

Speaking on his podcast, he said: "Hopefully, we see that fight.

"I'm not sure if he wants to come back, Conor I'm talking about, after what's probably going to be about a year's lay-off and fighting Dustin for the third time.

"You kind of want to get your whistle wet. Find your mojo, blow off that ring rust.

"Nate would be the guy. Then, if Conor beats Nate, then he fights Dustin, because, you know, they are going to do a fourth fight.

"The fourth fight will be absolutely massive, but I think if I was Conor's manager, if I was advising him, I would say 'take a tune-up fight,' you know what I mean?"

Image: PA
Image: PA

McGregor and Diaz are 1-1 in their memorable two-fight series.

The Stockton slugger won their first meeting by submission, with the Irishman exacting revenge in their second meeting.

For some time now, a rubber match has been mooted but to no avail.

Though Bisping reckons it's the perfect time to do McGregor vs. Diaz 3 before making McGregor vs. Poirier 4.

Featured Image Credit: PA/Conor McGregor

Topics: Conor Mcgregor, Nate Diaz, Dustin Poirier, UFC

Nasir Jabbar
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