Nate Diaz put on an impressive performance on Saturday against Anthony Pettis. What made it more notable for some was that it was Diaz’s first fight after three years in the sidelines.
Rival Conor McGregor apparently saw the fight unfold, and had nothing but congratulatory words. According to Conor, Diaz’s performance and victory motivates him for his own Octagon return, whenever that may be.
McGregor laid out his message in a recent Facebook post.
3 years to the day myself and this Mexican animal went to war. Congrats on the win this weekend Nate, it was motivating to see it for my own comeback.
I don’t blame you not mentioning me for the trilogy bout post fight, you know what I’m like when I get going. Vicious.
I loved the round 3 style from round 1 that you implemented. It’s what I was hoping you would implement for this bout and was glad to see you do it.
I’ll be prepared for it when we go again. If we go again. If not, respect always. A war for the ages. No b-tch talk. Just real sh-t.
Diaz is seemingly uninterested in a third fight with McGregor as of the moment and is more keen on fighting Jorge Masvidal for the “baddest motherf—r belt.”
McGregor, meanwhile, is in hot water again, after a video of him punching a man in Dublin bar recently surfaced.