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Conor McGregor and Nick Diaz both wanted to fight at UFC 196



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Conor McGregor was interested in fighting Nick Diaz at UFC 196 and, if Nick wasn't suspended, the Stockton product would have gladly accepted the fight.


While Nate Diaz was selected as Rafael dos Anjos' replacement at UFC 196, Conor McGregor was interested in locking horns with his older brother.

"The Notorious" spoke to FOX Sports Live on Wednesdayand said he was enquiring about Nick's suspension (h/t David St. Martin of MMA Fighting).


"I certainly did ask when Nick's ban is up," said McGregor. "He's still banned so either is good for me. Maybe somewhere down the line I'll probably contest against both, I feel."

Diaz was initially suspended for 5 years following a failed drug test for marijuana metabolites at UFC 183. The former Strikeforce welterweight champion passed two WADA-accredited tests but failed one conducted by Quest Diagnostics. The controversy surrounding the issue forced the Nevada Athletic Commission to reassess their punishment and reduce Diaz' suspension to 18-months (retroactive Jan 31. 2015). The 32-year-old could return to competition as early as August.


His younger brother, Nate, went to war with McGregor at the UFC 196 press conference yesterday and will look to settle things in the Octagon on March 5th. Nick was in attendance and, according to McGregor, looked notably uncomfortable in the audience.

"Nick is proud of his little brother," said McGregor. "I could see it up there. He was worried for him or something. I could see it. I had to tell him, 'Nick, he's doing well up here. Relax.' But that's his baby brother so it is what it is."


Fight Hub questioned Diaz shortly after the conference and the two-time UFC title challenger said he's more than willing to square off with the Irishman.


"I'm f**king ready to go, bro," Diaz said. "I'm ready to go today. They said 170 [pounds], what the f**k?"




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Who the heck voted for Conor?  Conor has done terrific, but do you really think he could go 2 weight classes north and beat one of the best and most consistent fighters in that weight class? 


Are we talking about Nick Diaz? The guy that fights and loses once a year and his only UFC WW win in his return is against a washed up Featherweight?

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I can guarantee you, IF Conor beats Nate... Nick vs Conor will be booked for August.


There's good chance of that happening. Nick would want to revenge his bro, and Conor would want to add 2nd brother to the trophy room. And fans would hear a lot of talking and see attractive fight :D



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