Conor McGregor news: Fans fall for cruel April Fool’s joke as coach ‘announces’ Nate Diaz trilogy fight

Conor McGregor’s coach has announced a trilogy fight with Nate Diaz at UFC 239 – but unfortunately it was just an April Fool’s joke.

McGregor announced his retirement from MMA last week and has only fought once since 2016.

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Conor McGregor has fought Nate Diaz twice in the UFC

The former two-weight UFC world champion walked away from the sport with a 21-4 record.

He is thought to have wanted a share in the UFC but Dana White made clear the only way he was going to get a piece of the company was to buy his way in.

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McGregor retired from MMA last week

The 30-year-old has many lucrative enterprises outside of the Octagon but fans feel he may have some unfinished business inside of it.

One thing people want to see if a third fight with Nate Diaz.

The Irish fighter lost their first bout in March 2016 but went on to beat the same opponent the following August.

Fans have been crying out for the pair to complete the trilogy and thought they might have had their prayers answered.

John Kavanagh, McGregor’s coach, tweeted: “FINALLY!! See you all #UFC239 #trilogy.”

He later tweeted a meme confirming it was nothing more than an April Fool’s prank.

It was enough to get fans’ hopes up, though.

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