Conor McGregor has written a message of support to his old rival Nate Diaz, congratulating him on his comeback win over Anthony Pettis this past weekend after a three year layoff.
“3 years to the day myself and this Mexican animal went to war,” McGregor wrote of Diaz. “Congrats on the win this weekend Nate, it was motivating to see it for my own comeback.”
McGregor then went on to talk of a potential third fight between them, indicating that it’s still on his radar.
“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 3 style from round 1 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-tch talk. Just real sh-t.”
However, Diaz seems to have his sights set on a different opponent, having already called out Jorge Masvidal post-fight, and with the in-demand and on-form ‘Gamebred’ indicating that he’s up for a match-up that seems to have captured fan’s imaginations and has also got the thumbs up from Dana White too.
That may have left McGregor feeling like he’s been left out, and hopefully that helps him refocus on his own fighting career rather than hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons again recently after CCTV footage showed him punching an old man in a Dublin bar back in April.