The now notorious UFC 202 conference call has brought a lot of big news. Possibly the most key piece of information is that McGregor vs Diaz will most likely be a trilogy. A third fight has been talked about amongst fans and analysts but McGregor sounded pretty certain that it would happen.

A third bout between the Irishman and the Stockton native would of course only make sense should McGregor win in the second bout. However, when asked if a rubber match would happen Conor responded: “100-percent”.

A lot of people would like to see McGregor move back down to 145 pounds and face Jose Aldo again. Thankfully, McGregor noted that a third bout against Diaz would not be in the immediate future: “Maybe not straightaway, but most certainly this will be a trilogy fight.”

Diaz vs McGregorIt seems that all three parties, Nate Diaz; Conor McGregor and the UFC, understand how entertaining and financially viable this rivalry is. As a result they are trying to milk it for all it’s worth. ‘The Notorious’ hinted at this: “Me and the boy have something, and it ain’t finished yet.”

Personally, I am a fan of both of these fighters, so I am very excited for the second bout. With that being said, I feel that if a third encounter is made it would bring diminishing returns.

Diaz McGregor UFC 202 press conferenceIt is fair to say that the bad blood has already decreased somewhat since UFC 196. In fact, a respect has built-up between the two. The dynamic would continue further down that road after UFC 202 so a third match would be hard to sell. You could no longer book it as a grudge match.

Whatever happens, big money fights are in store for both Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz. If you enjoyed this article give it a share and let me know in the comments section if you want to see that third fight!

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