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Conor McGregor open to fulfilling Nate Diaz trilogy 'down the road'

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Conor McGregor has hinted that he intends to complete a trilogy of fights against Nate Diaz "down the road".

The pair met twice last year -- both bouts earning fight of the night honours -- as McGregor avenged his March loss with a majority decision in Las Vegas five months later.

For now, McGregor's attentions are focused on securing a fight with Floyd Mayweather, and he told ESPN's Dan Rafael earlier this month: "I am boxing!"

But it seems he hasn't turned his back on Mixed Martial Arts completely. Responding on Twitter to a video of his win over Diaz last summer, the Irishman wrote:

Diaz's submission win in Vegas last March was McGregor's first defeat in eight UFC fights.

McGregor stunned his American rival in August, however, and subsequently became the sport's first simultaneous two-weight world champion when he defeated Eddie Alvarez to claim the lightweight title in November.