Let’s get ready to rumble! Conor McGregor will be looking for revenge against Nate Diaz during UFC 202 on Aug. 20 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Keep reading for 5 things you need to know about this incredible fight.
Now we got bad blood between these two ruthless mixed martial arts fighters, Nate Diaz, the 31-year-old from Stockton, California and Conor McGregor the 28-year-old from Dublin, Ireland. The two fought in UFC 196 on March 5, 2016 and will be facing each other again for a bitter rematch. Nate won the first bout with a rear-naked choke hold late in the second round and Conor wants vindication. Here are 5 things you need to know about UFC 202 and this exciting bout.
1. Nate and Conor hate each other.
These are two angry brawlers. Nate and Conor can not get along during press conferences, they disparage each other to anyone who will listen and are eager to fight each other again. The rage they have for each other will make this fight even more interesting. They will be punching with lots of emotion and hate.
2. Conor is expected to win, again.
Conor was the favorite in their first fight and he is a favored again. Conor lost the first match despite being the smarter, more explosive fighter. Nate pulled the upset by withstanding early punishment from Nate and may not be able to upset the more skilled fighter again.
3. This fight almost never happened.
Nate was never supposed to fight Conor the first time. Nate was a last minute replacement for Rafael dos Anjos who suffered an injury 11 days prior to UFC 196. Since then, Conor has faced many obstacles to get this rematch. Conor even threatened retirement after losing to Nate. It has been a long unusual road to get to this bout.
4. They will fight at 170 pounds.
This is interesting because Nate is much taller, at 6’0″ versus Conor who is 5’9″. That means Nate should be more comfortable at the heavier weight than the smaller Conor who normally fights at closer to 145 or 155 pounds.
5. It is going to be a bloodbath.
This is going to be a great fight you will not want to miss. Oh, and it is going to be a bloody mess too. These guys are both strong strikers capable of spilling lots of their opponent’s bodily fluids.
HollywoodLifers, will you be watching this incredible rematch between these bad dudes? Let us know who you think will come out on top after this grudge match!