Coach Kavanagh Wants McGregor – Diaz III On St. Patrick’s Day


UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz have battled twice before, with Diaz winning at UFC 196 and McGregor winning at UFC 202.

John Kavanagh is the longtime coach of McGregor and if a trilogy fight were to take place, then he wants it to happen on St. Patrick’s Day.

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“December 30th is definitely not happening,” John Kavanagh said at the launch of the Original Penguin AW17 collection. “I don’t know how these things get started, but they have a certain way of gaining momentum. I can also tell you that his manager rang me this morning saying that him and Conor had been in meetings all day. Obviously, tomorrow is when we would start to consider the date. If it was my choice, and I must stress that this is only my choice and that doesn’t mean it’s going to happen, it would be Nate Diaz in March. That’s what I would push towards. I have in my head that it would be a Paddy’s Day card in New York, Nate Diaz 3. I think that would be absolutely amazing. That’s what I would wish for. That’s what I’ll be leaning towards with my 0.1 percent influence when I meet with Conor and Audie (Attar) tomorrow. I want Diaz 3, Paddy’s Day in New York.”

Diaz hasn’t commented much on a potential trilogy fight, other than saying he wants a huge sum of cash to take part in the festivities.

Kavanagh also wants the fight to happen on St. Patrick’s Day because it would make the build up to the fight even better.

“(MMA) is part sport, part entertainment and I just find it hard to think of a better build-up and a better show than that trilogy fight,” says Kavanagh.

The UFC hasn’t commented on the trilogy fight, other than UFC President Dana White saying the fight wasn’t happening at UFC 219.

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