Chael Sonnen: Nate Diaz was 14-15 pounds heavier than Conor McGregor at UFC 196

March 10, 2016 4:34 pm by Chris Taylor
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Former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen claims that Nate Diaz was a lot heavier than Conor McGregor when the two squared off in the main event of UFC 196 this past Saturday.

Here is what the “American Gangster” had to say during his most recent “You’re Welcome” podcast episode:

“It was really quite incredible. I thought Conor McGregor, I thought his stock went up. He got beat. He got beat up. And he should have. He should have. He went up two weight classes. Ok he’s the 145 pound champ and skips 155 and moves all the way up to 170. Covers a three weight spread right there. That just doesn’t happen. Nobody has even attempted it. Let alone done it successfully. He was successful for a big portion of that fight. Don’t forget that. He was successful for awhile.”

He continued:

“You can’t go up twenty-three pounds in less than three months and not be tired. You just can’t do it. Nate went to bed the night before the fight at 183-pounds. He probably got in to the cage at 181-pounds. Conor probably came in to the ring at 166-pounds. So you’re looking at about fourteen to fifteen pounds right there. That matters at the size.”

Do you agree with Chael Sonnen’s assessment? Did Conor gas out or was Nate Diaz just to much for the brash Irish star? Sound off PENN Nation!


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