Conor McGregor says a trilogy with Nate Diaz could always happen.
After his first-round TKO of Donald Cerrone in the UFC 246 main event Saturday night in Las Vegas, the former two-division champion was asked if Diaz is on his radar as a potential opponent.
"Let's go, Nathan. Let's go, brother," McGregor said at the postfight press conference. "Number three. It's always here. We're right here, Nathan."
McGregor and Diaz have twice squared off with each other. Diaz upset McGregor with a rear-naked choke at UFC 196 in March 2016. At the time, McGregor was the featherweight champion, just months removed from his 13-second knockout of Jose Aldo. Diaz took the fight on short notice.
"The Notorious" avenged his first UFC loss with a majority-decision victory over Diaz at UFC 202 in August 2016 in one of the best fights that year. McGregor won the lightweight title three months later.
For now, the Diaz trilogy doesn't appear to be McGregor's priority. He's focused on getting a rematch with lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, as well as challenging Kamaru Usman for the UFC welterweight title and Jorge Masvidal for the BMF belt.
McGregor returned to the win column for the first time since November 2016 against "Cowboy." The Irishman hadn't stepped foot inside the Octagon since October 2018, when he lost to Nurmagomedov at UFC 229.
Diaz is coming off a doctor's stoppage loss to Masvidal at UFC 244 last November. Prior to that, he beat Anthony Pettis in August in his first fight since the McGregor rematch.