By: Shreya Jha
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Conor Mcgregor has praised his past rival Nate Diaz, calling him a 'bonafide superstar' ahead of UFC 279.
Former two-division champion McGregor took over Twitter to congratulate Nate Diaz ahead of his last fight under the UFC contract.
McGregor's tweet said, "Congrats Nate Diaz on making it to the end of his contractual obligations with the UFC, and as a bonafide superstar goer. An incredible feat. Fair play. Our trilogy will happen."
Though McGregor tweets about their trilogy, the upcoming UFC 279 is most likely to be Diaz's last fight in the UFC.
Nate Diaz was the first fighter to beat Conor McGregor in the UFC octagon. Diaz submitted McGregor in UFC 196 back in 2016. Less than six months later, McGregor defeated Diaz at UFC 202.
Nate Diaz will fight Tony Ferguson in the main event of the UFC 279. Ferguson is making his welterweight return after more than a decade.
Conor McGregor himself has been out of UFC for more than a year. He suffered a severe injury in his last fight against Dustin Poirier.
McGregor's return date is not sure. He says he's still not fully recovered from the injury. He still has two fights left in his contract.
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