Conor McGregor is close to avenging loss to Nate Diaz with the Ultimate Fighting Championship already considering the McGregor-Diaz rematch at UFC 200 this July at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada in the United States.
The McGregor vs. Diaz fight will reportedly a non-title welterweight bout and the rumors of the rematch being worked out is being reported first by MMAFighting.com. ESPN also confirms that multiple sources are admitting that the rematch is being highly considered as immediate as July in UFC 200.
Diaz delivered his biggest career win at UFC 196 earlier this month. McGregor suffered the shocking loss via a second round rear-naked choke against Diaz, who was just a replacement fighter for the initial opponent and injured Rafael dos Anjos.
Diaz was notified only 11 days before the fight with Dos Anjos suffering a foot injury while preparing for McGregor. Nate Diaz has 19 wins against 10 losses and Conor McGregor has 19 wins against 3 losses in their UFC careers.
McGregor pointed to the weight difference as the main reason why he fell against Diaz, who was not happy with McGregor’s excuses. McGregor is known for his trash talks but accepted he loss to Diaz immediately after the fight.
The UFC has yet to officially confirm the rematch but Dana White, the president of the mixed martial arts organization, is expected to green light the Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz rematch for UFC 200 soon since UFC had about 1.5 million pay-per-view buys and $8.5 million estimate on live gate ticket sales in their first bout.
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