OT: UFC 202 - Diaz-McGregor 2 (10 PM ET) - Who ya got?

Submitted by amir_6 on August 20th, 2016 at 7:38 PM

I'm going with Diaz in the rematch.

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gobluerebirth

August 20th, 2016 at 7:52 PM ^

I've been watching since UFC 82. HUGE fan. I'm not sure. McGregor shouldn't have taken this fight. He has nothing to gain from this contest. Diaz I'd a top 5 fighter in his division. But,cgregor can only hurt his PFP with a loss. a win sets up a trilogy. Go defend your belt!

MGoDjinn

August 20th, 2016 at 8:10 PM ^

Beating the man who handed you your only UFC loss is something to gain. His hype train regains steam if he wins tonight.

And Diaz might be a top 5 lightweight, but the gap between him and the top of that division is massive. RDA straight clobbered him; Khabib would be able to take him down and strong-arm him with ease; Alvarez just bombed RDA and has a much more impressiv record.

MGoDjinn

August 20th, 2016 at 8:02 PM ^

McGregor.

The "Diaz came off the couch for the first fight" argument is being overplayed. Conor was prepared for a 2-round KO contest, and Diaz was preparing for an actual triathalon. I honestly think this will be the first time we've seen Conor looking prepared to go the distance, and that's scary considering how lethal he's been in the past.

All that said, Nate knows he's going to be outboxed on the feet, and he's capable of ending it with a submission at any time if he can bring the fight to the mat. It's definitely worth the buy.

1of12MattDamons

August 20th, 2016 at 9:56 PM ^

I think what you're saying about being prepared for a 2 round KO contest still favors Diaz. I do not think 7 minutes of energy can translate to a 25 minute gas tank against someone with the pressure and cardio of Diaz in the span of a single 3 month training camp. 

If he doesn't get a KO in the first couple rounds I do not see him winning. Nate will beat him again and prove McGregor can't hang with the top guys in his natural division - which is lightweight. And yes I know this fight is at WW but Diaz has always obviously been a LW.

drjaws

August 20th, 2016 at 8:32 PM ^

If McGregor wins tonight, it's big for his career. Title bouts/defenses for a while for him. If he loses, he's on the verge of "has-been."

McGregor is risking far more than Diaz.

Diaz wins because those Diaz Bros scrap like angry roosters.

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taut

August 20th, 2016 at 9:15 PM ^

I like Diaz to win but I'd like it if McGregor won. As trash-talking as he is, I think he's better for the growth of the sport.

clarkiefromcanada

August 20th, 2016 at 9:27 PM ^

Guy tooled up Diaz with everything for a round and a half. He's not eating to 170 this time.

Side note: in remote Northern Michigan and looking for a reliable stream that will not pile up ads on my MacBook. I defer to the wisdom of the board.

Steve in PA

August 20th, 2016 at 9:50 PM ^

None of my Kodi streams are working.

 

I love McGregor and root for him since it's where my family comes from.  But, I think you could hit Diaz with a baseball bat and he won't go down.  McGregor is the better fighter but I think Diaz wins by letting McGregor get tired by punching him in the face.

SwitchbladeSam

August 20th, 2016 at 9:49 PM ^

I think Diaz is in his head a little. This will go just as the last fight did. Conor is going come out hard and fast, even more than the first fight because now he's pissed off. He'll land some big shots and then get frustrated that he can't put him away. Diaz will start landing and eventually get him on the mat and then it's game over. The only way I see Conor winning is by some kind of crazy ko kick in the first 2 rounds. Besides his kicks and being more explosive, he really doesn't have any other advantage over Diaz.

Wrestlers beat Nate. Shit talking stand up guys with tempers don't.

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SwitchbladeSam

August 21st, 2016 at 1:06 AM ^

Lost those winnings on Diaz. I really didn't think Conor could win a fair decision. But I won't bitch, I actually had him winning 3 rounds to 2. It was close though.

This should still die the Conor hype down though. I like him as a fighter, but he was hyped as immortal. He's solid, but not invincible. I'll gladly bet Frankie if they ever fight. A wrestler would be his worst nightmare

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nerv

August 21st, 2016 at 12:38 AM ^

That was a really good fight. I thought Conor was toast after the 3rd round as he looked really gassed but he found his second wind well enough. He is a much better fighter when he fights unemotional like he did tonight.

Agreed with the two judges who had it at 48-47. You could make a decent argument for Conor getting a 10-8 in the first round as well.

gopoohgo

August 21st, 2016 at 1:31 AM ^

Would have been a travi-sham-ockery if Connor lost.

Diaz was throwing and connecting with more punches...but his face looked like it went through a meat grinder.

Common sense would dictate that the guy beaten to a bloody pulp would have to lose a decision.

More excited about the possibility of Cormier/Rumble after tonight.

Oscar

August 21st, 2016 at 2:35 AM ^

"Common sense would dictate that the guy beaten to a bloody pulp would have to lose a decision."

I'm glad you're not a judge. Some people cut and bleed easier than others. Plus, UFC is much more diverse than just attacking the face.

1of12MattDamons

August 21st, 2016 at 5:33 AM ^

This comment is ignorant. The fight could have gone either way. Diaz has lots of scar tissue in his face which makes him more susceptible to cutting/bruising. While I do not disagree with the decision, it could have gone either way and further solidified McGregor as no more than just a top 10 LW at best. 

Common sense would dictate that McG will lose his next fight if against a top ranked fighter and he does not win by 1st round KO.

nerv

August 21st, 2016 at 11:53 AM ^

I see where youre coming from but it was far more than just scarred tissue. McGregor landed the much more powerful shots. That Diaz Stockton slap will wear you down but McGregor did immensely more damage over the fight. In the old Pride scoring system that would not have been nearly as close of a fight as it was in the 10 point must system. Nate's leg was also obliterated as much as his face was... you could see the big swollen welts real clear in the last couple rounds.