UFC 241 is right around the corner and the main event of the PPV features Nate Diaz taking on Anthony Pettis. The hype for this match is huge in the UFC circles. But it’s not just about this fight. A different prospect is stirring among hardcore UFC fans. If Nate Diaz manages to defeat Anthony Pettis, there is a potential for a third fight between him and a former rival, Conor Mcgregor.
What is the Nate Diaz vs Conor Mcgregor hype?
When you talk about two top names who could face McGregor soon, 2 names pop up: Khabib Nurmagomedov and Nate Diaz. While Khabib vs Mcgregor is one of the most awaited fights in UFC, some fans even think Nate Diaz vs Khabib is bigger than that.
Now there’s also a score to settle between the two. Diaz has won one fight while McGregor came out triumphant in the other. So fans of the two are waiting for a third clash. However, Diaz first has to defeat the big Anthony Pettis sized obstacle.
What are Diaz’s chances to defeat Pettis?
The betting odds in UFC 241 currently show Pettis as the favorite by a very slight margin. Nate Diaz, despite all his aura and power game, hasn’t fought for three straight years. If he has to think about a third bout against McGregor, he has to bring his A-game at UFC 241.
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Nate can stake a claim for another fight with Mcgregor only if he wins here in UFC 241. There’s also the small issue of White denying Conor a fight in the Welterweight category. So either Diaz comes down to lightweight category or Conor defeats Khabib. There’s still a long way to go so until then, it’s better to focus on Diaz vs Pettis at UFC 241.