There is a long line for fighter who want to take on “The Notorious” Conor McGregor, but the one matchup the fans seem to want most is the third fight between McGregor and Nate Diaz. According to sources close to McGregor and his family that fight could be close to a done deal. First reported by The Independent McGregor/Diaz 3 is in the works for UFC 219.
McGregor has been absent from the UFC since last November when he won the Lightweight title at UFC 205 in New York City. After taking some time off for the birth of his first child, McGregor decided to venture into the sport of Boxing with the highly publicized bout with Floyd Mayweather. With that fight with Mayweather behind him, McGregor is ready to make his return to MMA and defend his title for the first time.
Diaz has also been away from mixed martial arts since his last fight with McGregor. Contract issues have kept Diaz on the sidelines waiting for his next shot at McGregor. Diaz has been very public about his intentions to wait for McGregor and wanting to be paid handsomely.
According to sources close to the fighters, this fight has begun to become a reality. So much so that members of the families have already booked flights to Las Vegas for December 30th. Expect the UFC to announce this bout in the upcoming weeks.
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