He went back into the lion’s den and did exactly what he said he would do Conor McGregor got revenge! In a classic fight Conor McGregor avenged his only defeat in the UFC by winning a close majority decisions over Nick Diaz at UFC 202. Fans walked away with their money well spent Saturday night as McGregor and Diaz put on arguably one of the best UFC fights in years. You could feel the excitement in the arena as the fighters walked into the octagon. With a line of security separating the two, the T-mobile Arena was a rock show.
As the first round started McGregor looked very calmed and seemed to gained Diaz respect again with his punching power and timing. McGregor dropped Diaz three times and seemed to be controlling the early rounds. In the third round McGregor seemed to tire himself out and Diaz took full advantage, applying pressure to McGregor on the cage and landing power shots. However, McGregor seemed to find his second wind in the fourth round and was able to counter Diaz and defend his take downs attempts. The final round was close but exciting with both men giving it their all and ended with Diaz finally getting a take down in the final 10 seconds. Both men showed much respect after the fight and it was The Notorious one edging out a majority decision. Both fighters felt they won the fight but at the end the real winners were the fans. Whats next for McGregor? A third and final fight with Nate Diaz at 155 like McGregor mentioned? A rematch with Jose Aldo at 147? It’s going to be very interesting these next couple of weeks but congratulations to both Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz for amazing night in the MMA world!