VIDEO: McGregor Gets Revenge On Diaz In Five-Round Instant Classic, Future Rubber Match Expected
By Thomas Gervasi, UFC.com // August 21, 2016
ABOVE VIDEO: Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz talk with Joe Rogan inside the octagon after their rematch at UFC 202.
(UFC) – Let there be three. After a memorable five-round scrap that headlined UFC 202 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor evened the score with Nate Diaz, winning a razor-thin majority decision in their welterweight bout that put the two rivals at 1-1 and set the stage for a future rubber match.
“All I know is it’s 1-1, regroup and we’ll do it again, this time at 155 pounds,” McGregor said.
“I want number three,” Diaz, who defeated McGregor via second-round submission in March, said. “I gave him number two the second day, so I’m ready to go again.”
Scores were 48-47 twice and 47-47 for McGregor, now 20-3. Diaz falls to 20-11, and he wasn’t too happy with the verdict.