Conor McGregor to knockout Nate Diaz in the first round?

Conor McGregor to knockout Nate Diaz in the first round?

Conor McGregor predicted that he will knockout Jose Aldo in the first round. And he did so at UFC 194. McGregor in fact beat Aldo within 13 seconds into the fight and now McGregor has drawn out his prediction card again.

Conor McGregor has predicted that he will knockout Nate Diaz before the end of the first round at UFC 196, reports MMA Fighting. McGregor, who is known for his trash talk in his past fights, revealed the new predictions at the UFC 196 press conference on Wednesday at UFC Gym.

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McGregor and Diaz are scheduled to fight in the main event of the card on March 5 in Las Vegas. Rafael dos Anjos was to fight McGregor initially but the former had to withdraw due to a broken foot and Nate Diaz was brought in as a replacement.

“I respect Nate,” McGregor said. “Don’t get me wrong, I do respect Nate. There are a lot of pussies in this game and he is not one of them. Don’t get me wrong. There’s a respect there between us, but it’s business in there. And business is business. He will be KO’d inside the first round.”

Until now all his predictions have come true. He said he will knockout Aldo in the first round and he did. He made the same prediction for Rafael dos Anjos. McGregor even predicted that he will knockout Chad Mendes in the second round and Dustin Poirier in the first round. And McGregor delivered on all predictions.

And now he has the same prediction for Nate Diaz. McGregor believes that he knows a great deal about Diaz and that is probably why the first round knockout prediction for the Irish pro.

According to McGregor, Diaz’s “repetitive foot patterns” makes it easy to predict his every move. He has called Diaz’s motions “poor” and labeled them as “too readable and predictable”.

“He’ll be too slow in there. His speed will stifle him. His soft body and his lack of preparation, he will not be able to handle the ferocity,” Conor said.

Nate is fresh off his win over Michael Johnson at UFC on FOX 17 in December. For his UFC 196 strategy, Nate said that he will either kill or be killed.

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