Ahead of what could be a another record-breaking UFC performance from Conor McGregor, watch him and Nate Diaz go at it for the second time.
We are just days away from the UFC’s debut show in New York City.
The road to Madison Square Garden for featherweight champion Conor McGregor started back at UFC 202 where he faced Nate Diaz for the second time.
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For McGregor this second meeting was all about revenge. Months before UFC 202 he suffered his first promotional loss at the hands of Diaz who submitted him in the second round of their first meeting at UFC 196. Diaz accepted the fight on just 11-days notice after then lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos pulled out due to injury.
The two men each had ample time to prepare for the other and it showed as they engaged in an instant classic. Watch the full fight below.
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With the win McGregor unknowingly made himself available for the promotions debut in New York. While many were focused on the potential trilogy with Diaz company officials had their eyes set on Madison Square Garden.
McGregor now has the opportunity to make history inside the worlds most famous combat sports arena. Should he defeat current UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez, McGregor will become the first fighter to hold two titles in two separate divisions simultaneously.
McGregor has a stern test in front of him in the form of Eddie Alvarez who is a wily veteran known for his toughness and determination which have helped win titles in every other promotion he has fought in.
Opportunity for greatness is knocking on Conor McGregor’s door, the only question is will he be able to answer the call?