Conor McGregor’s next move depends on the results of two huge upcoming fights in the UFC in Nate Diaz vs. Anthony Pettis and Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier.
The UFC president will wait until UFC 241 this weekend and UFC 242 in September before deciding on McGregor’s next fight.
“I don’t know,” he said about McGregor vs. Diaz 3 ahead of Saturday’s stacked card in Anaheim, California. “That, I don’t know. See how Saturday goes, see how September goes, and then see what happens with Conor.”
McGregor hasn’t fought since his submission defeat to Nurmagomedov last October, but he’s desperate to return to the famed Octagon.
A host of fighters want to welcome McGregor back to the Octagon including Diaz who believes they’ll meet in a trilogy bout following their two iconic fights.
“I should have beaten his a**e and been on my way, but I have morals and said let’s do it again then. Some people don’t have that and that’s why they’re not real fighters,” he said.
“[If I was Conor], I wouldn’t be able to sleep at night; he got smashed in his face and choked in front of everyone.
“He got his rematch like a spoiled little baby then came back and won a little decision that could have gone either way.
“I don’t even care if it’s a big decision, it’s not the same; you can’t be content with a decision, you got choked on your face.
“Time will tell but I think we will fight again.”
Diaz hasn’t fought since his epic two-fight rivalry with McGregor, though he finally returns to action this weekend at UFC 241 when he faces Pettis in a welterweight bout that holds massive implications.
Victory for Diaz would punch his ticket for a rubber match with McGregor.