Conor McGregor will get an opportunity for revenge after being upset by Nate Diaz in early March as the two have officially agreed to square off in a rematch at UFC 200. It was then that McGregor was supposed to have his official coronation as the king of mixed martial arts at the historic UFC 200.
A rematch just over three months in the making and another three years after the original took place are set for the July 9 card.
There you have it, win, lose or draw, McGregor will return to the featherweight division but here’s hoping that he can take care of Diaz before that. He won that title by defeating Jose Aldo in a 13-second knockout in December.
This also means that any plans of defending his UFC featherweight title against Frankie Edgar or Jose Aldo will have to wait.
Edgar, the former UFC lightweight champ, will drop down a weight class to take on Aldo for a second time.
There is a feeling in some circles that Edgar’s wrestling and grappling will be too much for McGregor, who was exposed on the mat against Diaz at UFC 196.
While it seems likely McGregor’s next fight will be a rematch with Diaz, that is not a certainty and there are other options.
“What the fuck? I p****d off Conor McGregor, I pis**d off GSP, but most of all I pis**d off the UFC“.
“Georges is full of sh*t, he’s a bully, he was going to fight this little Irish featherweight guy?”
Conor McGregor is getting a rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 200 in July.
It was one of the worst-kept secrets in MMA for the last few weeks, but the biggest shock from the overnight announcement is the weight category both men have chose to grapple with again. Nevertheless, this is a fantastic match up between two guys just looking to fight to their potential in the stacked 170 lb weight class. McGregor expressed his thoughts on social media recently, posting a picture of a left-hand shot landing to the face of Diaz with the comment “It was a good knock”. But once again, UFC President Dana White threw GSP under the bus for some inexplicable reason in order to prop up McGregor.