The fight most fans would rather see is Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz, but it looked as though the UFC preferred a superfight with lightweight champion would face Rafael dos Anjos. Until today…
The UFC truly struck gold with Conor McGregor. The quick witted Irish striker has a style that’s fun to watch, but can also sell tickets and PPV’s faster and to greater extent than anybody in the sport’s history.
Now worth his weight in diamonds to the UFC, and sitting atop the talented group of featherweights in the promotion, ‘The Notorious’ continues to grow as the most recognizable face in MMA.
At UFC 194, the outspoken McGregor took on the long standing Brazilian champion Jose Aldo. McGregor made quick work of ‘Scarface,’ blasting him with a one punch knockout in just 13 seconds.
With the win, the target on McGregor’s back grew exponentially. One fighter to latch on to the McGregor money factor was UFC lightweight Nate Diaz, who went all out during his profanity laced UFC Orlando interview.
He’d just got done dominating top contender Michael Johnson after being off for a year, and he didn’t hold back:
Another classic Diaz moment for the history books, but is he too far back in the queue for McGregor at lightweight? Rumours that Dana White had confirmed Diaz vs. McGregor were beginning to swirl.