Exclusive | Diaz’s coach on rematch: “Now it is Nathan’s turn to call the shots”

By Chris Taylor - March 31, 2016

Yesterday evening the UFC announced that a welterweight rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz will headline July’s blockbuster UFC 200 event in Las Vegas.

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Nate Diaz’s boxing coach Richard Perez recently spoke with BJPENN.com and gave us his take on the new booking and how the power of “calling shots” has shifted in the direction of Nate Diaz:

“Now it is his (Nate’s) turn you know. They (the UFC) gave McGregor hands down all the power the first time around. Now it is Nathan’s turn. You know Nathan beat him (McGregor) and now he should be on top and they (the UFC) should give him what he asks for and what he wants. Now it is his turn to call the shots so we will see what happens.”

Diaz submitted Conor McGregor in the second-round of their first encounter at UFC 196 earlier this month in Las Vegas. This time around Nate will have more than just two weeks to prepare himself for “Mystic Mac”.

Richard Perez, along with many other people in the mixed martials arts community, believes that Nate Diaz will have an easier time with Conor McGregor in the rematch, which headlines July’s blockbuster UFC 200 event in Las Vegas.

Perez told BJPENN.com that he predicts Nate will finish Conor inside of two rounds again at UFC 200:

“Well I mean it might go one round or two rounds. You never know. But I believe that Nate is going to tap him out or knock him out. I mean because once he gets him to the ground McGregor doesn’t stand a chance. I mean standing up either. Sure he goes out kicking and trying to be fast but Nate already knows what he can do and he’s going to be in better shape and a lot sharper. So yea, I think Nate will stop him inside two.”

What is your take, how do you see the Diaz vs. McGregor rematch playing out at July’s UFC 200 event? Sound off PENN Nation!

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