Conor McGregor has told Nate Diaz to ‘sign the contract’ as it appears the two men are closing in on a third fight to complete their trilogy.
The Irishman made a successful comeback to the UFC in January against Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone and refused to confirm who he would be facing next.
During the post-fight press conference in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, McGregor revealed his admiration for Diaz and even said ‘Let’s go brother, let’s go Nathan’.
But it appears as though the rubber match is closer than ever before after the 31-year-old replied to a Diaz comment on Instrgam.
He wrote: “@natediaz2209 Shut your eye lid and sign the contract.” McGregor is reportedly watching UFC 249 and the safety of the event to guard against the spread of coronavirus.
The two men enjoyed one of the greatest rivalries in the sport back in 2016, when Diaz submitted the former featherweight champion in a shock defeat – before losing a decision five months later in their rematch.
With the world gripped in the COVID-19 pandemic, the fight would likely have to take place on Fight Island – as as of yet unfinished private island designed by president Dana White to safely give fans fights.
Despite Jorge Masvidal appearing to be the front-runner to face McGregor, Diaz seems to now be in the driving seat to face ‘The Notorious’.
Before the victory over ‘Cowboy’ at UFC 246, McGregor’s head coach John Kavanagh told talkSPORT.com he would love to see a third fight unfold between the two warriors.
“I’m not going to lie; I’m a fan of Nate Diaz and the Diaz brothers” he told talkSPORT.
“The two fights they had were fantastic, we’re 1-1. So it seems inevitable that those paths are going to cross again but let’s see what happens.”