UFC 202 was a battle for the ages, with Conor McGregor coming out with the majority decision over Nate Diaz.
"Win or learn" was his coach's mantra, and win he did, as "The Notorious" Conor McGregor claimed the narrowest of victories over Nate Diaz, in a compelling main event at UFC 202. "Hey good job today, Conor, but we're going for three", said Diaz. Did you see me chasing him around (the Octagon) and pointing at him like, 'Where are you going?
For once, it appears White will be a man of his word. But on top of that, he thinks Conor McGregor should have been docked a point for running so much during their fight.
Will the third Diaz fight be next for McGregor, or will he go back down to Featherweight to defend his title against the man he dethroned in 13 seconds, current interim champion Jose Aldo?
Regarding the fight, Diaz stated in a backstage interview, "I thought I won the fight, but they gave it to him ..."
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As was the case in their first matchup at UFC 196, McGregor came out strong early before suffering his first ever loss.
"All I know is that it's 1-1", McGregor said. "For real. Until then I ain't coming back". "I got paid, it's all good, you know what I'm saying?"
UFC's two biggest trash talkers stepped up the game in Sunday's hyped rematch at UFC 202. It's worth noting that the $3 million figure does not include the pay-per-view percentages, sponsorship money and other earnings McGregor generated for the fight. Since that fight, he fought Diaz twice at welterweight, two weight classes up from featherweight. I dropped him and it was a handy round. If they want to set it up as soon as possible, let's do it.
"I came here to fight". After failing to finish a takedown, Diaz tripped McGregor and followed up by dragging him to the mat with just seconds remaining in the round.
The pro-Diaz Las Vegas crowd responded with every big left-jab, and support only grew as Diaz flipped McGregor the bird in the third round.
Most of Diaz's career fights have come at the 155-pound limit.
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