A week has passed since UFC 196, but not only are the ramifications from the monumental event still dominating the conversation, they will probably continued to be discussed for weeks and months down the road. So without further ado, let’s get right into it.
@KevinMuehleisen (and several others asking similar questions): All of these fighters are getting immediate rematches. Why is no one considering McGregor-Diaz 2? Could be huge $
In the wake of UFC 196, I got asked about every possible permutation of which fights should be made at women’s bantamweight and everywhere from featherweight to welterweight on the men’s side, most of which I’ll get to in the course of this column.
But I was surprised, at least at first glance, at how many people seem to want McGregor-Diaz 2, given all the other possibilities out there.
On one level, it shouldn’t be too surprising. UFC 196’s main event was a sensational fight, with McGregor going full bore after the knockout and landing left hand after left hand until half of Diaz’s face looked like raw hamburger; then Diaz rebounding in the most Diaz-y fashion imaginable and winning the fight via submission. It was a modern-day adaptation of Nick Diaz’s PRIDE win over Takanori Gomi in the same city.
In an era in which the UFC seems to be handing out rematches like Halloween candy, a rematch between the two sounds awfully tempting.
But there are too many compelling reasons not to go to back to that fight right away. The primary one being McGregor’s featherweight championship. The division already got put on hold so McGregor could move up. Fighters the caliber of Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar can’t wait forever. Had McGregor continued to pursue a weight class above 145, the UFC would have had ground to strip him of the featherweight ….View full article
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