Plans For Conor McGregor At UFC 200 Leaves Fans Gobsmacked
The UFC is apparently working to secure a rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz as the main event for UFC 200 in July.
Diaz stepped in to fight the Irishman at UFC 196 in place of the injured Rafael dos Anjos, stunning the world by making McGregor tap to a rear naked choke, and it had been anticipated ‘The Notorious’ would return to the featherweight division as a result.
But according to MMA Fighting and Ariel Helwani, it would appear a title defence for McGregor is not on the cards.
If confirmed the fight would certainly raise eyebrows, with many fans calling for Frankie Edgar to be given a shot at McGregor – a move supported by Joe Rogan.
Jose Aldo had also made it known that he wants to avenge the devastating 13 second knockout which saw the Irishman take his featherweight belt.
There is also the matter of at what weight would the fight take place.
McGregor had prepared to fight RDA at lightweight but, to ensure the Diaz fight happened, agreed a jump to welterweight.
One thing that will be certain, Stockton’s Diaz will command a larger fee having earned the victory first time round.
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