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Conor McGregor predicts first-round knockout of ‘cholo gangster’ Nate Diaz at UFC 196

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight champion Conor McGregor came face-to-face with Nate Diaz for the first time on Wednesday (Feb. 24, 2016) during the UFC 196 pre-fight press conference after the duo was booked to scrap on March 5, 2016, following the withdrawal of Rafael dos Anjos due to a broken foot.

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As expected, the verbal warfare was in full effect, as both McGregor and Diaz had plenty to say about their upcoming fight.

In the end, however, Nate was no match for the mouth of “Notorious,” as the fiery Irishman had words for days, blasting the Stockton slugger for acting like a “cholo gangster” every day of the week except on Sunday, when he takes the time to take bike rides with the elderly and help train kids.

“I like Nick’s little bro, I do. I honestly like Nick’s little bro. I mean, how can you not like him? He’s like a little cholo gangster from the hood, but at the same time he coaches kids’ jiu-jitsu on a Sunday morning and goes on bike rides with the elderly. He makes gun signs with the right hand and animal balloons with the left hand. So you’re a credit to the community.”

Diaz beat out the likes of Anthony Pettis and Donald Cerrone for the opportunity to face McGregor in a bout that will take place in the welterweight division.

Still, Conor doesn’t expect much of a challenge, as he insisted that his speed and power will be too much for Nate, who will get knocked out in under five minutes. And despite their back-and-forth, McGregor admits he does respect Nate for not being a “pussy” like everyone else.

“I feel that his repetitive foot patterns and his pull motions are too predictable. He’ll be too slow in ….View full article

Source:: mma mania