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Dana White shuts down rumors of Conor McGregor-Nate Diaz trilogy fight at UFC 219

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Dana White says he is not looking to book a trilogy fight between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz in December.

There seems to be a trend whenever UFC president Dana White rushes to denounce something: it ends up coming true.

White, the UFC’s longtime head promoter, denied the possibility of Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor until the fight was announced earlier in June.

Yesterday, White was quick to shoot down the rumors of McGregor vs. Diaz III, after betting website Team FA reported that the trilogy bout had been booked for UFC 219 on Dec. 30.

McGregor, the UFC lightweight champion, lost last month to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in his professional boxing debut and speculation has been rife as to whether ‘The Notorious’ will return to the Octagon to defend his title.

Before the Mayweather bout McGregor hinted at a trilogy fight with Diaz or a UFC debut in Russia against undefeated Dagestani Khabib Nurmagomedov, who is currently ranked as the No. 1 lightweight contender in the world. It’s also possible the Irishman could return to the boxing ring for another massive paycheck.

Diaz, his biggest rival, submitted McGregor at UFC 196 but hasn’t fought since he lost in the blockbuster rematch at UFC 202 last year.

McGregor will likely reveal his future plans in his upcoming exclusive interview with Dan Hardy on Sept. 30 in London, England.

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