McGregor (19-3 MMA, 7-1 UFC) has thrown out many reasons since he believes his second-round acquiescence loss to Diaz (19-10 MMA, 14-8 UFC) during UFC 196 in Mar came about a approach it did. From a miss of time to ready after strange competition Rafael dos Anjos fell out, to a burst adult to a welterweight division, to Diaz’s Homer Simpson-like durability, “The Notorious” has copiousness of ammo to explain his loss.
Unfortunately, Diaz isn’t shopping any of it, generally given he was a one that stepped into a competition as an damage deputy on just 10 days’ notice.
McGregor will have a possibility to right what he claims was a one-time wrong when he stairs in a octagon with Diaz again during UFC 202, that front on pay-per-view from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Diaz, however, isn’t shopping any of McGregor’s “excuses.” Particularly his prophecy of a second-round knockout victory.
“I consider he got a lot of people around him and he’s perplexing to siphon himself adult (and) he’s possibly fibbing to himself or to a universe about his certainty or perplexing to make himself trust it,” Diaz pronounced during today’s UFC 202 pre-fight news conference. “But he remembers what happened in a final fight, and we consider it’s a small silly. He’s got cinema of me in his garage with me punching him in a face. What a (expletive)? Who does that? You’re perplexing to make yourself trust something. He’s perplexing to hype himself up, though when he goes to nap during night, he remembers what happened a final time.”
Although McGregor is a UFC featherweight champion and came adult to 170 pounds for both a UFC 196 quarrel and a UFC 202 rematch, Diaz also pronounced a steady discuss from McGregor’s side of weight government being a cause in a outcome of a competition is simply false.
“It’s not that large of a weight advantage when he’s articulate about fighting Robbie Lawler, entrance adult and holding a belts and all this stuff, afterwards all of a remarkable we got 30 pounds on him and they’re creation excuses for whatever,” Diaz said. “He’s fought 145 pounds and 155 pounds in his career and I’ve fought 155 pounds in my career, and we had a integrate fights during 170. we don’t know how we unexpected became this grievous heavyweight opposite Conor McGregor only since we won a fight.”
McGregor might be creation confidant declarations of what will start during UFC 202, though Diaz is distant some-more reserved. He pronounced he can contest with his opposition in any area and when it comes to Saturday night, he’s only as meddlesome as a rest of a universe in saying how a quarrel plays out.
“I’m a churned martial artist,” Diaz said. “You kick, we grapple, we everything. It’s a churned martial humanities fight. we always sight tough to be in a best figure we can, in or out of season. We’re going to have to get in there and see what happens in a fight. That’s what I’m here for, that’s what we’re all here for.”