Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz are set to rematch each other at UFC 202 on August 20. That’s still a ways away, so how about we relive the drama and excitement of their first bout while we wait for the most anticipated rematch of the year? From Nate stepping off a boat in Cabo on two week’s notice to the media zoo that erupted around them at every promotional stop, this video by SmackHisFace captures the entire story of the McGregor/Diaz fight better than any official UFC video.
It’s all in there: the near brawls, the smack talk, the steroid accusations. And of course the fight itself, with Conor McGregor catching Nate Diaz repeatedly through the first round until Nate finally tagged Conor back halfway through the second. We all remember what happened next: a dazed McGregor went for a desperate takedown and ended up with a Gracie black belt on top of him. It wasn’t long before Nate’s arms were around his neck and Conor was forced to tap.
Conor has switched up his training drastically and swears the rematch will end differently. Nate and many of Conor’s critics think otherwise. But the critics have been doubting McGregor every step of the way. We have no doubt that this rematch is going to be a war you don’t want to miss. Whoever goes down, they won’t go easy. This is shaping up to be a pretty amazing summer for mixed martial arts.