Conor McGregor takes on Nate Diaz at the upcoming UFC 196 set to be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ahead of the mixed martial arts encounter, both fighters are on opposite ends of their respective confidence levels.
Conor McGregor looks upbeat and is ready for the challenge. What proved this even more is his recent interaction with a fan.
Earlier this week, McGregor identified a cardboard cutout of himself and an Irish flag draped around the balcony at Los Angeles. The 27-year-old Irish fighter noticed it a couple of times before on his way to the gym. When he saw the man responsible hanging out in the balcony, McGregor promised to visit him the following day, according to TMZ.
He kept his promise and went to crash his fan’s apartment. Both of them exchanged laughs and McGregor went on to take a peek at the balcony. He also saw a custom pair of Reeboks with McGregor’s signature. There was a surprising reveal as we learnt that the UFC champ did not think about printing the word “Champ” on the back of the shoe.
The fan was fighting to hold back his tears during and after the meet. The current UFC Featherweight Champion promised to put on a show for his super fan and vowed to win on Saturday night.
Here’s the video of the incident.
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Meanwhile, Nate Diaz is also preparing hard for his fight against McGregor. A recent video showed the man from Stockton, California sweating it out at his gym.
Nate however, does not look that confident ahead of the bout as compared to McGregor. He accepted that the Irishman is a strong contender and that there is a chance of him getting “merked”.
However, Diaz also stated that he will put a strong challenge and it will be dangerous for the Irishman to underestimate him.
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