UFC star Conor McGregor could be set for a sensational trilogy bout with rival Nate Diaz.
The Irishman has been living the high life since his money-spinning boxing match with Floyd Mayweather in August but is now beginning to switch his focus back towards his combat sports career with long-time coach John Kavanagh revealing recently he is back training everyday.
McGregor showed off the fruits off his labor earlier this week by sporting a black eye as he headed to Ibiza in a private jet with his son Conor Jnr.
Conor McGregor posed for a snap in a locker room and posted it on Instagram on Friday night
McGregor is back training and shared a snap of him with a black eye as he flew to Ibiza with his son
He seemingly posed for a snap in the locker room after another gym session on Friday evening and shared it on his official Instagram page.
The 29-year-old accompanied the picture with a cryptic message which could be aimed at his potential next opponent Diaz.
McGregor wrote: ‘I am so everywhere I am behind you.’ He has posted this just days after UFC president Dana White confirmed he will make an offer to Diaz for their trilogy bout.
Speaking to TMZ Sports in a recent interview, head promoter White ruled out Diaz challenging Tyron Woodley for the welterweight title, instead hinting at a possible trilogy bout against McGregor.
White however, has not labelled this fight as a priority and wants ‘The Notorious One’ to defend his lightweight title against the winner of the upcoming fight between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223 on April 7.
McGregor hasn’t fought since his defeat by Floyd Mayweather in their boxing bout in August
But UFC chief Dana White recently confirmed he will make an offer to Nate Diaz for their trilogy
‘I’ll tell you what though, I’ll call him today and make him an offer. I will make Nate Diaz an offer to fight today,’ White said on Wednesday.
‘I think people would rather see Conor come back and either fight Tony [Ferguson] or Khabib [Nurmagomedov] – whoever wins – and the Nate Diaz fight isn’t going anywhere. We can do that thing any time.’
Diaz, 32, became the first man to beat McGregor under the UFC banner, submitting the Irishman with a rear-naked choke in a short notice welterweight tilt at UFC 196.
Diaz, 32, became the first man to beat McGregor in UFC by submitting him at UFC 196
But Diaz has not fought since losing a majority decision in their blockbuster rematch
The Californian has not fought since he lost a majority decision to McGregor in their blockbuster rematch at UFC 202, but White has insisted he is now ready to make his return to the octagon.
Diaz however, is demanding a huge fight straight away and could have his eyes set on the winner of Nurmagomedov vs Ferguson or even the McGregor trilogy.
However, White has insisted Diaz is ready to return to the octagon and is eyeing a huge fight