Don’t like what’s going on in the UFC? Stick around for a few minutes.
Less than two weeks ago Nate Diaz was without a fight. Frankie Edgar wasn’t yet pissed at the UFC (nor had he reconciled his differences). Conor McGregor was chasing history. Ronda Rousey was in her self-induced Hollywood exile, forbidding slithery media types from inquiring about her most sublime traits (fighting). That’s because Holly Holm had her soul in a jar on her kitchen counter in Albuquerque.
And Miesha Tate was nothing more than a hindrance, really, a squeaky wheel that got some grease when Rousey slunk from view after losing her title.
If Saturday night’s UFC 196 pay-per-view didn’t reinforce the idea that seizing opportunity is the name of the game, then nothing will. The patchwork assembly came in and kicked a fair amount of ass. Diaz, who can be classified as a millionaire today, is on cloud (two oh) nine having defeated the great Mystic Mac via second round rear-naked choke. It won’t be McGregor challenging Robbie Lawler at UFC 200 for the welterweight belt. The seeker had to find out about his limitations, and Diaz was only too happy to point them out.
Now, lo and behold, it could be Diaz getting a title shot. Props to McGregor for giving the pride of Stockton a platform to change his life so drastically and so suddenly by simply never hesitating.
Which probably means a return to featherweight for McGregor, where he holds the title and a number of captives. In a roundabout way, Frankie Edgar may just get that promised title shot yet, even if at this point that sucker lives in a hall of mirrors. Edgar had it, didn’t have it, was offered it, couldn’t take ….View full article
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