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Conor McGregor more interested in Nate Diaz do-over than Floyd Mayweather rematch

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Boxing experts were convinced that perfect pugilist Floyd Mayweather Jr. — who “carried” UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor in last August’s boxing match — was throwing rounds in order to set up a potential rematch.

Probably because it would replicate this titanic cash grab.

But “Notorious” isn’t as jazzed about the “Money” do-over as he was with avenging his submission loss to Nate Diaz, something he was able to pull off by way of close decision victory at UFC 202.

"I think it’s different," Kavanagh told Express Sport. "After the Nate loss, it was an obsession. From five minutes of being inside the Octagon, the ball had already started rolling in ensuring his next fight was going to be against Nate. I don’t see that same level of interest in the Mayweather rematch.”

Not much has changed between then and now.

McGregor is currently in timeout for being a bad boy back home, but is expected to return to the Octagon at some point in 2018. In his absence, Tony Ferguson will rule the 155-pound roost with an interim title, which could be on the line against the winner of this fight.

Depending on how “thirsty” this opponent gets.

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