On the latest Great MMA Debate podcast, the crew breaks down everything that went down at UFC 196 including Nate Diaz’s stunning performance to tap out Conor McGregor in the second round in the main event.
Diaz’s victory sent shockwaves through the UFC after McGregor bumped up two weight classes for the fight with the intention of winning and then moving on to face welterweight champion Robbie Lawler later this year.
Diaz put a stop to all that and now McGregor will end up back at 145 pounds where he will defend his title most likely against Frankie Edgar or Jose Aldo.
Despite McGregor moving up in weight, does his loss to Diaz truly damage his career? Did Diaz expose McGregor in a way that other fighters can now take advantage?
Plus, the crew including Matt Brown, Jeremy Loper and Damon Martin discuss Miesha Tate’s come from behind victory to win the women’s bantamweight title against Holly Holm.
Tate had to pull out a fifth round miracle to get the job done and she managed to put Holm away with a rear naked choke late in the fight to win her first UFC championship.
Now Tate will likely get matched up with Ronda Rousey for a third time but should the UFC explore another option? Would the promotion be better served to pit Rousey against Holm in a rematch with the winner then facing Tate?