Conor McGregor sends classy message to old rival Nate Diaz three years on from UFC 202 clash

21 Aug

Conor McGregor insists he is ‘prepared’ for a trilogy fight against old rival Nate Diaz.

The Notorious sent a message on social media to congratulate Diaz on his mixed martial arts comeback, with the California-born fighter beating Anthony Pettis at UFC 241 last Saturday.

The score is 1-1 between these two after their epic August 2016 encounter
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The bout in Anaheim was Diaz’s first since losing to McGregor in an epic rematch on August 20, 2016.

And McGregor was full of praise for his old rival following his successful return to action.

On Wednesday, the 31-year-old wrote on Instagram,: “Three years to the day myself and this Mexican warrior went to war.

“Congrats on the win this weekend Nate, it was motivating to see it for my own comeback. I don’t blame you not mentioning me for the trilogy bout post fight, you know what I’m like when I get going. Vicious.

“I loved the round three style from round one that you implemented. It’s what I was hoping you would implement for this bout and was glad to see you do it.

“I’ll be prepared for it when we go again. If we go again.

“If not, respect always. A war for the ages. No b**** talk. Just real s***.”

McGregor has not fought since losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 last October.

The pair were involved in a shocking post-bout brawl which resulted in a sixth-month ban for McGregor and a ninth-month suspension for Nurmagomedov.