McGregor called for a third fight with Diaz, but he also said he doubts the trilogy will come next.
During his post-fight media scrum, Diaz said he wasn't interested in anything but a third shootout with the UFC's golden child.
What were the two saying to each other during the 25-minute fight? "Just as I expected, he was going to slow down and I was going to speed up".
For once, it appears White will be a man of his word.
"It's hard for my fans to come over here for fights and I understand that".
The third round was a big one for American Diaz, who came back strong at McGregor with continued success up against the cage at times.
After finding a great deal of success in the first two rounds, McGregor looked like he would gas out late in the second round as he had in the first fight.
"Yeah, I thought I won the fight". McGregor and Aldo met in UFC 194 in December 2015 and if you blinked, you might have missed the fight.
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As for the financials of the eventual rubber match, Diaz reiterated a mantra he has long maintained, explaining that no matter the dollar amount, it wouldn't be enough for what he and McGregor put themselves through.
"I stayed calm, bounced the shots off my shoulders and stayed tight in the pocket", McGregor said.
"I dropped him multiple times and he keeps coming".
"I don't know. We'll see".
UFC 202 transpired in a blaze of glory at the T-Mobile Arena this weekend, and the main event was incredible.
McGregor rallied in the fourth round and kept Diaz at bay when he took the wind out of his sails with two front kicks. "On top of me winning anyway, they should have taken a point away which wouldn't have let him win the fight, that's how I feel about the whole fight".
"I was injured coming into this fight". UFC gave him the rematch with Diaz at welterweight that he desperately wanted, even though the promotion urged him to go back down to 145 pounds. Some might not be this sport, so we'll see.
When the dust had settled on his victory, McGregor then revealed he would relish the chance to fight in Ireland.
Holloway (16-3) is now riding an incredible nine-fight win streak, the longest a UFC fighter has gone without fighting for a UFC title.