Nate Diaz did as much as humanly possible to coax Conor McGregor into a trilogy last night 5 years ago

Nate Diaz did as much as humanly possible to coax Conor McGregor into a trilogy last night

That certainly didn't disappoint, did it?

It was the fight we had all been waiting for, the novice boxer against the 49-0 undefeated pound for pound champion.


The whole thing went just about how we expected it to go down, Floyd Mayweather sussed Conor McGregor out at the start and bit by bit picked him apart.

Now it feels like the day after Christmas, we waited so long for this huge event and it is all over.

Since his boxing debut defeat, McGregor has been in fine form, no doubt proud of his performance against one of the greatest boxers of all time.


"I've already been raising the MMA cheques. Don't get it twisted I'm still going to raise the MMA cheques when I get back there," McGregor said in his post fight press conference.

If last night's bout confirmed anything it is that the 29-year-old is looking to make as much money in the fight game as possible and that's fair.

Boxing and MMA are brutal in terms of how physically taxing they are, one fight can end a career so when you're in the business it is best to make the most of it.


So, as soon as all was said and done with Floyd Mayweather all eyes are on the UFC Lightweight champion's next fight.

There are mixed opinions as to who McGregor should fight next and if it should be in the octagon or back in the boxing ring.

Could it be Paulie Malignaggi after their fallout in the build up to last night's fight? Could it be the winner of Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee? That seems like the most reasonable.

The smart money could well be on a trilogy with Nate Diaz,.


The American is McGregor's biggest rival, a win a piece suggests that there needs to be a rubber match between the pair.

After McGregor's victory at UFC 202 he told Joe Rogan in the post fight interview:

"All I know is that it's 1-1, regroup boy we'll do it again. This time at 155lbs, I came up to 170 (lbs) faced the bigger man, overcame my adversity now you want this trilogy, it's on my terms. Come back down to 155 (lbs) and we'll do it."

Diaz was at last night's fight at the T-Mobile Arena and did little to fan the flames about a trilogy, he is seen visiting Floyd Mayweather after the fight rather than Conor McGregor.


Speaking to Ariel Helwani after the fight Conor McGregor appeared a bit flustered when told about Diaz's visit to the Mayweather locker room.

"I don't know what to say. Well, yeh...okay. Fair play to him."

And when asked about whether he'd fight again this year McGregor certainly didn't shut down the notion.

"Look, I'm open. Let's see what happens"