Nate Diaz made a victorious comeback to the octagon on Saturday with a dominant efficiency in opposition to Anthony Pettis, and Dana White thinks the show could have satisfied Conor McGregor to fight his rival once more.
McGregor are tied one win every of their sour contention, with Diaz’s defeat to the Irishman of their rematch in 2016 resulting in a close to three-year hiatus.
Diaz ended his exile in taste by means of beating former light-weight champion Pettis on issues and UFC president White is anticipating a message from McGregor.
‘I was just saying to Brett [Okamoto, ESPN reporter], I haven’t checked out my telephone but,’ he stated after the fight.
‘He stated, “Well, if you had to bet whether there’s a text from Conor, what would you think?”
‘I bet there is. I haven’t checked out my telephone. I don’t know if Conor textual content me or didn’t textual content me.’
Diaz didn’t point out McGregor in his post-fight interview within the cage, as a substitute taking goal at Jorge Masvidal – who’s recent off a record-breaking knockout of Ben Askren.
He stated: ‘It’s the Nate Diaz military, motherf*****. The explanation why I used to be off used to be as a result of everybody sucked, there used to be no person to fight.
‘With this belt I wish to shield it in opposition to… Jorge Masvidal had a excellent ultimate fight, a excellent ultimate fight.
‘All respect to the man, but there ain’t no gangsters within the game, there ain’t no person who does it proper, however me and him.
‘I know my man’s a gangster however, he’s no West Coast gangster.’
Masvidal used to be sitting cageside when Diaz referred to as him out and used to be visibly overjoyed to listen to his rival counsel a conflict.
Since his win over Askren Masvidal has been difficult a name shot, and White admitted he used to be stunned to listen to Diaz name out Gamebred’s identify.
‘If you would have asked before tonight do I think he will call out Masvidal he would have been the last person I thought he would call out. But he did and it’s more or less amusing,’ White stated.
‘I don’t suppose any one would disagree that they’d wish to see that fight.
‘We will see. I do know that Masvidal feels he must get the following shot.
‘If he wanted to take that fight it would be fun and I wouldn’t be hostile to it.’