Rafael dos Anjos explains why Conor McGregor won’t beat Nate Diaz at UFC 202

UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos missed out on his chance to fight Conor McGregor at UFC 196, opening the door for former opponent Nate Diaz to step in and take the fight.

Diaz won that fight by submission and now the pair will face off in the highly anticipated rematch at UFC 202. But dos Anjos says that after seeing how the first fight played out, he doesn’t see much changing in the second.

Dos Anjos was scheduled to go five rounds with McGregor for the UFC lightweight title before a nasty foot injury forced him to withdraw from the event. Before then, however, RDA had won 10 of his last 11, including a title defense against Donald Cerrone and consecutive dominant performances against Anthony Pettis, Diaz and Benson Henderson.

In the win against Diaz, dos Anjos allowed the Stockton native to land just 13 significant strikes. He’ll make his second title defense on July 7 during International Fight Week against Eddie Alvarez at UFC Fight Night on UFC Fight Pass.