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Connor McGregor congratulated Nate Diaz on ending his contract with the UFC

Nate Diaz will fight for the last time in the UFC, in the company's 279th edition, against Tony Ferguson after Khamzat Chimaev, the rival with whom


Nate Diaz will fight for the last time in the UFC, in the company’s 279th edition, against Tony Ferguson after Khamzat Chimaev, the rival with whom he was originally scheduled for his fight, did not give the necessary weight for the fight.

According to multiple reports, Dana White, president of the UFC, tried to rehire Díaz, but the martial artist preferred not to continue with the employment relationship. Due to this, Conor McGregor congratulated Diaz, through his Twitter account for ending his contract with the UFC and assured that the trilogy between them will happen.

“Congratulations to Nate Diaz on reaching the end of his contractual obligations to the UFC as a genuine superstar. An incredible achievement. Well played. Our trilogy will happen,” the Irishman tweeted.

In a subsequent tweet, McGregor added that Chimaev should have been written off the card of the next UFC event because it will set an inappropriate precedent for the fights to come.

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First two matches

Diaz and McGregor met twice in 2016 and the balance was one victory for each martial artist. In the first edition, held on March 5 at UFC 196, victory went to the American thanks to a submission in the second round. The second, held on August 20 at UFC 202, was a victory for the Irishman after the judges overwhelmingly favored him after the five mandatory rounds.