#UFC Fight Night 126 #Conor McGregor #FNG #Donald Cerrone #Yancy Medeiros #Daniel Cormier #Khabib Nurmagomedov #UFC 221

Dana White Responds to Reports of Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz 3 at UFC 219 | MMAWeekly.com

Conor McGregor may very well be plotting his return to the Octagon but reports that he’s agreed to meet Nate Diaz at UFC 219 on Dec. 30 are premature.

Several outlets began reporting over the weekend that McGregor and Diaz had reached an early agreement to meet later this year in a trilogy fight with the lightweight title on the line.

Now UFC president Dana White has responded when asked that very question on Twitter.

“Not true at all,” White wrote.

Now White’s response isn’t all that surprising given the fact that the fight is far from a done deal at this stage but it’s also the matchup that is most likely to happen next.

Sources have indicated that McGregor vs. Diaz 3 is very likely but there are still several details that have to be sorted out before any kind of official announcement could be made.

At the top of the list is McGregor’s timeline to return to the Octagon following his 10th round TKO loss to Floyd Mayweather in August. Immediately afterwards, McGregor seemed to shy away from committing to a return to the UFC before the end of the year as he had originally planned.

Since the fight with Mayweather, McGregor has gone on vacation to celebrate a friend’s wedding but there are no clear indications that he’s gotten back into training just yet. With Dec. 30 fast approaching, McGregor would likely need to get into a training camp within the next few weeks to fight by the end of the year.

Diaz also has to agree to the date and he’s remained largely at odds with the UFC ever since his second fight with McGregor last year.

Assuming all sides can come to an agreement on the fight, there’s still no clear indication that McGregor and Diaz would meet on Dec. 30. While the UFC will definitely need a headliner for the year-end card, McGregor and Diaz may prefer to meet at a later date such as the event that typically takes place during Super Bowl weekend or even postponing until as late as March 2018, which would mark the two year anniversary from their first fight at UFC 196.

So while it seems more than likely McGregor’s return fight to the UFC will take place against Diaz, the matchup is far from a done deal right now.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.


Conor McGregor Fights

  • a year ago

Nate Diaz Fights

  • a year ago


Show Comments

Related News

Dana White: Conor McGregor Will Be Stripped, Undisputed Title on the Line at UFC 223 | MMAWeekly.com

  • a day ago

Dana White is still elusive but confirms that the undisputed title will be on the line at UFC 223, which means Conor McGregor will be stripped before the event. read news >>

Conor McGregor Says He Wanted to Face Frankie Edgar at UFC 222; Will Fight Again

  • a day ago

Conor McGregor appeared to respond to UFC President Dana White's decision to strip him of his title and comments he made to TMZ Sports about McGregor wanting "some time off" with an Instagram post on read news >>

Conor McGregor Tried to Fight Frankie Edgar at UFC 222, But Was Denied | MMAWeekly.com

  • a day ago

Everyone has been wondering if Conor McGregor will fight mixed martial arts again. Well, he has definitely said that he will... and added that he even tried to save the day at UFC 222, but was denied read news >>

Tyron Woodley 'Pissed Off' That Dana White Berated Him Over Nate Diaz Fight | MMAWeekly.com

  • 11 days ago

UFC president Dana White didn't hold back recently when he criticized UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley for talking about a potential fight with Nate Diaz that White says never came close to ha read news >>

Dana White Addresses Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor 2 Happening in the UFC | MMAWeekly.com

  • 16 days ago

Dana White doesn't seem to hate the idea of matching up Floyd Mayweather with Conor McGregor as long as it takes place inside the Octagon read news >>

John Dodson vs. Pedro Munhoz Rescheduled for UFC 222 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 16 days ago

If at first you don’t succeed… Following a cancelled fight this past weekend at UFC Fight Night in Brazil, John Dodson and Pedro Munhoz have been rescheduled to meet at UFC 222 in Las Vegas on March read news >>

Dana White: Tyron Woodley Is 'Full of S—', Shoots Down Potential Fight Against Nate Diaz | MMAWeekly.com

  • 15 days ago

Tyron Woodley and Nate Diaz might be on board to fight each other but that doesn't mean the UFC is going to make the matchup a reality. Earlier this week, Woodley revealed that he expected Diaz to be read news >>

Dana White 'Wouldn't Be Shocked' If Brock Lesnar Returned to the UFC in 2018 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 15 days ago

Dana White can't deny that Brock Lesnar may just return to the UFC this year read news >>

Dana White: Floyd Mayweather should 'reciprocate,' fight Conor McGregor in UFC

  • 15 days ago

UFC President Dana White is calling for Floyd Mayweather to make good on his teases about stepping in the octagon for a fight. read news >>

Conor McGregor Takes a Jab at Max Holloway | MMAWeekly.com

  • 17 days ago

Champion vs. Champion... on social media, as UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor takes a jab at featherweight titleholder Max Holloway. read news >>