Nate Diaz’s jiu-jitsu poses problems for Conor McGregor

By Peter Erick Magbanua@dakelsmb on

He might be the least pick coming into the fight night, but Nate Diaz track record for submission moves will be evident when he crosses paths with Conor McGregor on UFC 196 that topbills at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Diaz impressive record shows that in his last 11 fights wherein he won, he did it all by submission that could be credited to his Brazilian jiu-jitsu background. And that will also become a factor for him as he aims to silence critics that he is “no match” for McGregor, whose two fight loses were all from submissions as well.

McGregor lost to Artemij Sitenkov with a kneebar submission move in the first round of the Cage of Truth 3 back in June 2008 and his second setback was from the hands of Joseph Duffy with an arm-triangle choke submission move also in the first round of their match in Cage Warriors 39: The Uprising back in November 2010.

For Diaz, his submission moves have proved deadly as 11 of past opponents succumbed to defeats. He surely will use those moves to his advantage against McGregor, who wants a fist fight as shown in his fight record knocking 17 of his opponents to the canvass.

He might be considered as the underdog come March 5, but Diaz is not backing down on a chance of a lifetime. He has been calling for a fight with McGregor and now that is to happen, he has only one thing in his mind – beat McGregor and earn the respect and title shot that he deserves.

UFC president Dana White has said time and again that both fighter wanted the fight to happen and after the nasty word exchange that took place at the press conference, both fighters are edging to get it on the Octagon and fight fans will be in for a real show.

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