Gunnar Nelson discusses Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz rematch

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At UFC 196, Nate Diaz picked up the biggest win over his MMA career as he submitted Conor McGregor in the 2nd round of their welterweight scrap. Following the fight, McGregor attributed the loss to an ‘inefficient use of energy,’ something teammate Gunnar Nelson doesn’t believe will happen in a potential rematch.

While earlier this month it was reported that the UFC had issued contracts to both fighters for a welterweight rematch at UFC 200, nothing has been set in stone. With that being said, McGregor hinted at a rematch in a social media post recently.

Nelson spoke to Daily Star about a potential rematch:

“I think he will take his time and pick him apart a bit better. 1I think Diaz won’t be able to get him down when Conor is on, and he reserves his energy and his balance is there.”

“I think the second (fight) Conor will pick him apart, but I think he’ll take a little bit more time doing it,” he continued. “Diaz is a tough guy and he’s used to being in there, but he (McGregor) should’ve put him away. But I think he can if he takes his time.”