Revenge is a dish best served cold. This is something Irishman Conor McGregor will be looking for come July 9 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
On Wednesday [March 30] the UFC announced Conor McGregor will have his rematch against the man who defeated him at UFC 196, Nate Diaz. Earlier in the month, Diaz, who was the heavy underdog, shocked the world by upsetting McGregor and making him submit with a rear-naked chokehold in the second round. It was Conor’s first defeat in the UFC, which brought the media into a frenzy due to the fact his boisterous style of trash talk combined with excellent MMA fighting skills helped him rise to the top of the food chain in the UFC rankings at a fast rate.
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UFC president Dana White had this to say about the announcement for this highly anticipated rematch.
These are things that captures people’s imaginations.That’s why the thing does 1.5 million pay-per-view buys, cause it captures the imagination of fight fans and then when it lives up to the building, when it lives up to what it was supposed to be. Nobody left disappointed on Saturday night.
The bout serves as another opportunity for Diaz to prove to fans his upset win wasn’t just a fluke. In addition, it brings value to his bank account, since throughout his career, Diaz has been fighting sporadically due to contract disputes. By defeating a top notch name such as McGregor twice can definitely earn him big bucks while impressively skyrocket himself to superstardom. UFC and MMA fans, be prepared for all out verbal war along with high octane octagon action. This should be another sequel for the ages.