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MMA News: Conor McGregor reveals possible trilogy fight against Nate Diaz if he defeats Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205

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Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz are yet to settle their score after ‘The Notorious’ succeeded to take revenge at UFC 202. The Irish fighter is eyeing to win his second belt at UFC 205 when he faces the lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez.

Conor McGregor will be going for history in his upcoming fight. ‘The Notorious’ wants to become the first UFC fighter to hold two belts simultaneously. UFC president Dana White said that McGregor has to drop one belt if he defeats Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205.

However, the Irish fighter does not agree with White, saying that it would take ‘an army’ before taking either belt away from him. White revealed that he initially opposed with the McGregor-Alvarez fight since both fighters are set to face different opponents. He also said that McGregor will be making a huge announcement after the UFC 205 main event.

Aside from his upcoming fight, Conor McGregor was also asked about a possible trilogy bout against Nate Diaz. Recalling after UFC 202, Diaz immediately challenged McGregor for a third bout. However, McGregor said that Diaz is not yet recovering from the damages he took from their last fight.

“There was a lot of damage done to Nathan in that last fight,” McGregor said. “Even looking at his facial features, they are not the same, so I know those close to him will understand what I’m talking about.

“There could be a potential fight maybe down the line for the lightweight belt after I win this. To see him have to make the weight and then to see the damage he took the last fight and then come in at a much lower weight, it wouldn’t end good for him. I’d imagine and I’d probably hope that his people close to him would stop him from doing it. It’s done now, cash your money and bounce.”

It didn’t take long before McGregor’s comments reached Nate Diaz, who immediately answered in an Instagram post.

I was ready for round 3 that nite were you ? 😎

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As Conor McGregor said, the possible trilogy bout between him and Nate Diaz could happen after he succeeds to steal the belt from Eddie Alvarez. However, if ‘The Notorious’ will prioritize this fight, there is a larger possibility that he will be needing to let the featherweight title go.

Photo courtesy: Andrius Petrucenia/Wikimedia Commons

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