THE Conor McGregor-Nate Diaz war is over, at least for now, according to UFC president Dana White.
McGregor got his revenge against Diaz after losing to the Stockton brawler in a welterweight bout last March, hacking out a thrilling majority decision victory at UFC 202 on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time).
Yet despite the bloody slugfest and the clamor for a third fight, White quickly shut down thoughts of a trilogy, and instead laid out two clear options he wants the featherweight champion McGregor to take.
“We’re definitely not doing this a third time right now,” White told Fox Sports after UFC 202.
“The war was fun and super successful but I’m moving on,” he said in a separate interview with TMZ.
Instead, White says McGregor can either defend his featherweight title against interim champ Jose Aldo or lose the belt. Another option is to go down from welterweight to face lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez.
The flamboyant and outspoken Irish champ, though, has not been too keen on facing Aldo again, especially after knocking out the former featherweight champ in just 13 seconds the first time they met inside the octagon.
He’s also already issued a challenge to Diaz after their match, suggesting a lightweight bout should the third fight happen between them.