Friday 15 December 2017

'Not a good day' - UFC talks with Nate Diaz over Conor McGregor rematch didn't go well

McGregor and Diaz in action
McGregor and Diaz in action Newsdesk Newsdesk

The prospect of Conor McGregor facing off against Nate Diaz in the octagon are looking increasingly remote after UFC president Dana White claimed talks with the American did not go according to plan.

White and UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta travelled to Stockton in California to discuss the prospect of a rematch but were left frustrated.

The duo were scheduled to face-off at UFC 200 before a squabble between the promotion and the Notorious over media obligations, led to the co-main event being scrapped.

Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar meet at UFC 200 with the interim featherweight title on the line and the Crumlin fighter is expected to fight the victor later this year but the UFC are clearly hoping to shoehorn a McGregor-Diaz bout in before then.

Quoted by TMZ, White said his trip to California to meet Diaz didn't go well: "Obviously I'm not going to disclose details of the deal, but let's just say my trip to Stockton didn't go well."

ESPN's Brett Okamoto shed some more light on the Diaz meeting.

Dana White was clearly unimpressed with how his visit to Stockton was portrayed.

White may be coming under pressure amid reports that Mayweather has offered his McGregor €44.6m to lace up the gloves and fight him in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve.

Irish Independent Sport Star Awards

Pick our magic sports moment of the year and win a trip for two to London. To view the shortlist and cast your vote click here.

Online Editors

Promoted Links

Sport Newsletter

The best sport action straight to your inbox every morning.

Promoted Links

Editor's Choice

Also in Sport