Not many people are looking past the November 12 event where Conor McGregor can become a two-weight world champion if he overcomes Eddie Alvarez inside of Madison Square Garden.
Despite this historic occasion, some eager fans are still awaiting to hear what the huge announcement could be following the event.
POST-UFC 205 ANNOUNCEMENT
Last month, UFC president Dana White revealed that McGregor has a huge ‘left-field’ announcement, and everyone has had their own theory on what it could be.
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Some are claiming he’s retiring; some say he’s taking an outside project while a lengthy break has also been speculated.
However, Joe Rogan has been talking on his podcast that he’s heard some crazy rumours about what the Irishman’s next move could be, and it’s huge.
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The UFC commentator is claiming that McGregor’s next fight could be against Nick Diaz, Nate’s older brother.
McGregor has fought the younger Diaz on two occasions, submitting in the second round in their first outing before picking up a decision victory in their rematch, which broke all sorts of records.
MCGREGOR VS DIAZ
The UFC named their rematch as the greatest event in the organisation’s history; this would certainly give the rematch a run for its money.
Judging by his reaction, it seems like Rogan is perhaps just as excited as fight fans at the prospect of this super fight coming to fruition.
He said: “Man, I’d heard some crazy rumour that I had hoped was true, that they were gonna try and set up Nick vs. Conor. I’m like, my god, that would break the world.’
“Do you know like, how insane the hype would be, for a Nick Diaz vs. Conor McGregor fight? I mean, can you even imagine how crazy that would be?”
It would be crazy; he’s right. Nick is the more outspoken of the two and is seen as the better fighter as well, so the trash talk would certainly be turned up a notch if the UFC can seal the deal on this fight.
It’s a rumour right now, and we shouldn’t get our hopes up too much as Nick has never fought at 155, and his last fight, which was against Anderson Silva before Diaz was suspended, was at 185 pounds.
However, we do have to consider that Rogan was the first to break the news that McGregor will be challenging Alvarez for the lightweight championship, so there's a real possibility of this happening too.
Conor will probably never go up to that weight, so it means Nick will have to come down as many questioned Conor’s decision to move up to welterweight at first.
Regardless of all of the finer details, it could be something to get excited about, and it’s not a bad return fight for Nick either.
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