Conor McGregor has congratulated Nate Diaz on his successful return to the UFC – but warned him he is ready for a trilogy fight.
Diaz fought for the first time since losing to McGregor in their rematch when he outpointed Anthony Pettis last Saturday.
He opted not to call out the Irishman in his post-fight speech, instead targeting a clash with welterweight Jorge Masvidal.
And on the anniversary of his win over Diaz, McGregor acknowledged his rival’s comeback
Alongside a photo of the pair in an embrace, McGregor wrote on Instagram : “Three years to the day myself and this Mexican animal went to war.
“Congrats on the win this weekend Nate, it was motivating to see it for my own comeback. I don’t blame you not mentioning me for the trilogy bout post fight, you know what I’m like when I get going. Vicious.
“I loved the round three style from round one that you implemented. It’s what I was hoping you would implement for this bout and was glad to see you do it.
“I’ll be prepared for it when we go again. If we go again.
“If not, respect always. A war for the ages. No b**** talk. Just real s***.”
McGregor has not fought in the UFC for almost 11 months since his defeat by lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The 31-year-old insists he has not retired and will be a keen observer when Nurmagomedov defends his belt against Dustin Poirier next month.
When asked about a rubber match with McGregor, Diaz said: “If that’s something that works into the schedule.
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