Dana White: McGregor-Diaz 3 "Makes No Sense"

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UFC President Dana White isn't as keen on the idea of a third Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz fight as many others.

White spoke with ESPN Friday, and said that the lack of any titles being on the line or the fact that both fighters are not in the same weight class should make it clear that the match does not make sense.

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“Everyone has to remember that fight was put together because Conor McGregor’s opponent fell out,” White said. “So Nate Diaz stepped up and took [the fight] on short notice. Conor stepped up and took the fight. It was such an exciting fight. They wanted to do it again so we did it again. But they’re not in the same weight class, the fight doesn’t make sense, it’s not for any titles, it’s not for any ranking positions. It makes no sense.”

White reiterated his position regarding McGregor's next fight: defend his UFC Featherweight Championship or vacate it. 

“Conor is the 145-pound champion,” White said. “He needs to defend his title or give it up and decide what he’s going to do next.”

As for Diaz, White said that he doesn't want to fight anybody other than McGregor and said that if Diaz "gets tired of sitting around, maybe he’ll want to fight.” Both Diaz and McGregor are currently serving medical suspensions handed out by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Diaz won the first match between the two at UFC 196 and McGregor got his revenge with a majority decision at UFC 202.

 

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