Conor McGregor is ready to put all of the nonsensical distractions behind him and focus on getting revenge against the last man who beat him.
In an interview with ESPN, the UFC featherweight champion explained why he sought a rematch with Nate Diaz, who campaigns at lightweight, at the welterweight limit. The only reason their first fight was at 170 pounds was because it was on short notice after McGregor’s original opponent, Rafael dos Anjos, was sidelined with an injury less than two weeks before the fight.
McGregor’s decision to face Diaz at 170 pounds would prove to be a mistake as the bigger Diaz was able to absorb McGregor’s punching power, wear the smaller man down and secure a second-round submission victory.
Although the fight has yet to be booked after their original date at UFC 200 was scratched, McGregor is determined to get the rematch under the same circumstances.
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