UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor returned this past weekend with revenge on his mind. The popular Irishman faced Nate Diaz in the UFC 202 main event. ‘The Notorious’ was hoping to take back the loss Diaz handed him at UFC 196.
McGregor needed to work on his Jiu Jitsu and his cardio after the embarrassing March 5 loss. Until March 5 McGregor had never lost in the UFC, and Diaz was coming in on just 11 days notice.
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The end result of McGregor vs. Diaz 2 was nothing like their first fight. Diaz was not able to do any work on the ground, and ‘The Notorious’ had much better conditioning and cardio. It was a thoroughly entertaining fight.
The odd part was that the bout took place at welterweight. After McGregor beat Diaz by majority decision at UFC 202 many believed he was destined for a featherweight return. He is yet to defend the 145-pound belt since taking it from Jose Aldo in December 2015.
If not featherweight, where does Conor McGregor fight next? Moreover, how will the promotion justify him holding on to the title if he fights in another division? You might be surprised by what you learn today.
UFC president Dana White throws rankings in to the wind yet again.