Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz were involved in one of the most heated rivalries in the history of MMA. Nate Diaz called out Conor McGregor after returning to the octagon after a year to face Michael Johnson. Nate Diaz picked up an impressive unanimous decision win and called out Conor McGregor, in what is regarded as one of the most memorable call-outs in the history of UFC. Soon after shocking the MMA world after knocking out Jose Aldo for the UFC Featherweight Championship, Conor McGregor called out Rafael Dos Anjos for the UFC Lightweight Championship. However, the fight fell apart after Rafael Dos Anjos pulled out of the fight due to an injury. Nate Diaz accepted the fight on short notice, and it kickstarted probably one of the biggest rivalries in the history of MMA.
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Nate Diaz upset Conor McGregor at UFC 196 with a rear-naked choke in the second round of the fight. Both the fighters made quick turnarounds and faced each other at UFC 202. It was an important fight for McGregor, who faced a lot of criticism after his first loss. However, McGregor came stronger in the rematch and won the fight via majority decision.
Conor McGregor looks back at his victory over Nate Diaz at UFC 202
Conor McGregor has hinted at a trilogy bout with Nate Diaz several times in the past. Nate Diaz has also shown agreement for the fight but has never really been vocal about it ever since returning to the octagon at UFC 241. On a post on Instagram, McGregor looked back at his victory at UFC 202 and hinted at a potential return to MMA.
McGregor captioned, 4 years ago today!
Backstage waiting to go out for one of the biggest bouts of my fighting life! McGregor/Diaz II
Conor McGregor will go down as one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time. With notable victories over Dustin Poirier, Max Holloway, Eddie Alvarez, Jose Aldo, Chad Mendes, and Donald Cerrone, he has already cemented his position as one of greatest of all time. McGregor has teased a trilogy bout with Nate Diaz several times in the past, so it’s hard to take him seriously.