Conor McGregor’s UFC 196 loss to Nate Diaz left the MMA world stunned. While some predicted that Diaz would shock the world and win the fight, McGregor, who was previously unbeaten inside the Octagon, losing was surreal to many fans.
At UFC 202 on August 20th, McGregor will get the chance to avenge his loss to Diaz when the pair square off in a rematch. Ahead of that fight, McGregor spoke to MMAJunkie to discuss what went wrong in the first fight, and what he has done to correct it ahead of the rematch.
“I’m working my nuts off for this rematch.”
“We know we’re going to be facing a tall, lanky southpaw with a decent lead hand. Now I’ve brought in tall, lanky southpaws with a solid lead hand and other guys with strong jiu-jitsu credentials, and John is overseeing the whole thing.”
“I was over-trained, my diet wasn’t good, and it came back and bit me in the ass. I’m staying on my nutrition. I’m very fight-orientated. I’m not swinging out of gymnastic rings too much, and I certainly won’t be doing it the week of the fight.
“To see the way that last fight happened, I can’t live with it. I need to isolate myself and come back and get my revenge.”
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