Annnnd it’s official. Conor McGregor will indeed get a second chance to take down Nate Diaz at UFC 200. While the news was broken two weeks ago by Ariel Helwani, there were rumors that the UFC may have simply leaked the story to him to get a temperature check on fan reaction. The UFC, however, confirmed the news Wednesday night on UFC Tonight.
The fight has been a hotly debated topic in MMA circles. While few would deny that McGregor vs. Diaz 1 was an exciting fight, the number of arguments against it happen have been innumerable, ranging from the fight holding up the featherweight division to potentially destroying McGregor’s credibility as a draw.
Dana White explained why the UFC agreed to the fight while talking to Sportscenter, though. You can hear his rationale on the next page.
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