WBO light middleweight champion, and pound-for-pound No. 1-ranked boxer, Canelo Alvarez recently spoke to Fight Hub TV to discuss a potential trilogy bout between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor.
The two UFC stars now share one win over another after McGregor avenged his initial loss to Diaz back in March, when he took home a majority decision win over the Stockton Strangler in their main event clash at UFC 202 in August.
When Canelo was asked what advice he has for Diaz heading into a potential rubber match with ‘Notorious’, the Mexican star had this to say:
“Well he’s a professional in his sport. I think the only piece of advice is conditioning. If he had the necessary condition to finish off McGregor in the third after what happened in the second he would’ve finished him, but he came out in the second looking like he was fatigued. So I believe just conditioning but we also don’t know what’s happening behind the scene with him.
“They say he had a messed up rib and knee. That’s why I tell you, we don’t know what’s going on in training and behind all that. If something happened to him, but if he would of brought the necessary conditioning to be able to finish him it would have been a different story.”
When asked what message does he have for Diaz, Canelo stated that conditioning is key to being able to finish the Irishman:
“Nothing other than he always prepares well, and like I told you, he’s a professional so it’s not my place to give him advice because it’s not my sport but I think from what I say, conditioning. Conditioning is the most important right there.”
Alvarez was then asked if he would be attending Diaz’s next match, and if the Mexican’s calendar book isn’t filled, he says he’ll definitely try and attend to support the Gracie jiu-jitsu black belt:
“It could happen, if we are not focused on something or busy yea we can, why not…”
You can watch Canelo’s full interview with FightHub here (make sure to turn on captions):