Nate Diaz ‘100%’ guarantees trilogy bout with Conor McGregor

LAS VEGAS – The prospects of a Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz trilogy are alive and well.

Diaz said Friday he thought there was no doubt he would fight McGregor once again. The two big stars fought twice in the UFC in 2016, with Diaz winning once by submission and McGregor winning the second fight by majority decision.

“I guarantee 100 percent that I’m going to fight Conor McGregor again,” Diaz said during a media event at Resorts World to promote his June 1 boxing match with Jorge Masvidal.

McGregor discussed the idea of ​​fighting Diaz at the Sphere in Las Vegas during Mexican Independence Day weekend on a card the UFC has scheduled there. UFC CEO Dana White has since abandoned the idea, but Diaz has said he would be interested in the fight.

Diaz, 38, also said he thought he would have rematches with Jake Paul and Leon Edwards, to whom he lost in boxing and MMA, respectively. He also wants an MMA rematch against Masvidal, saying the two will inevitably face each other again after Masvidal won their 2019 clash at UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden.

“It’s my blacklist,” Diaz said.

Masvidal is still under UFC contract but has retired from MMA and can currently only box. Diaz and Masvidal will meet in a boxing match at The Forum in Inglewood, California, in a bout contracted for 175 pounds, 10 rounds.

Masvidal will make his professional boxing debut. The event will be distributed by Fanmio and both fighters are in the middle of a four-city promotional tour, which also includes stops in Los Angeles, Miami and New York.

Diaz called Edwards the most interesting person in the UFC right now. When Diaz left the UFC as a free agent in 2022, he noted that he didn’t think anything “cool” was happening in the promotion at that time.

“The coolest thing in the UFC right now is Leon Edwards,” Diaz said. “That’s what I was aiming for. I like this fight right now. I think he’s doing great. I think he’s improved and he’s getting better. Good attitude, good fighter. I thinks he’s probably the best thing in the UFC right now.”

Diaz is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Paul, the YouTuber turned fighter, last August in Diaz’s professional boxing debut.

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