Conor McGregor Has Just Called Out The Diaz Brothers
Conor McGregor has once again teased a return to action by calling out both Nick and Nate Diaz on social media.
The former two weight UFC champion is currently 'retired' but how long that lasts is anyone's guess, and it's already the third time in his career he's supposedly called it a day.
Whenever McGregor gets bored he usually takes to social media to make sure everyone is once again talking about him and tonight's no different.
Replying to a tweet about the Diaz brothers, the Irishman simply called on someone to "Line them up."
Line them up
- Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 8, 2020
McGregor and Nate Diaz have a long history and the pair fought in two instant classics back in 2016, winning one fight each.
Ever since the second fight, which the Irishman won on a majority decision to avenge his first loss, there has been the prospect of the trilogy fight hanging over them both, and it would certainly make a lot of money.
The retired star's most recent fight was at welterweight, where Diaz fights, so a return to action to face the Stockton Slugger again would certainly make sense.
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Nate's older brother Nick hasn't fought since UFC 183 in January 2015, when he faced Anderson Silva in a No Contest after the Brazilian had originally won but both men failed drugs tests.
Despite that long lay off the 37-year-old looks set to return to the octagon at some point in 2021, after his manager, Kevin Mubenga, posted a video of the MMA star following a weight cut.
Mubenga claimed that his fighter was "100% planning on fighting again" and was aiming for the beginning of next year, which is the earliest McGregor is likely to step back into the octagon.
... he is keeping a close eye on the big welterweight fights coming up. He is "100%" planning on fighting again, per Mubenga, and is targeting an early 2021 return. (:projector: @elfrogito)
- Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) September 7, 2020
Nick's manager expects his charge to fight around the welterweight mark as well, meaning that his brother's rival is a potential future opponent.
It also means that another of Nate's former opponents could line up against Nick, Jorge Masvidal.
Gamebred fought Nate last year for the BMF title, in a fight that was stopped because of a cut to Diaz's eye, before the winner engaged in some Twitter beef with the elder Diaz.
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