‘The biggest rematch in UFC history…’
After Conor McGregor was defeated by Nate Diaz via submission at UFC 196, a rematch was announced within a matter of weeks. Initially scheduled to take place on July the 9th at UFC 200 however, the ‘Notorious’ Irishman was pulled from the card for refusing to fulfill some of his media obligations.
In the weeks that months that followed, Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz 2 became one of the most overdrawn and protracted sagas in the history of the MMA promotion.
Persistently absurd reports claimed that the Irishman was being lined up to face Floyd Mayweather Jr. while it was simultaneously reported that Diaz was trying to renegotiate his contract for a bigger payday at the rescheduled UFC 202 rematch.
Things got so out of hand in fact that Dana White announced last week that they were looking for a new opponent for McGregor due to the unreasonable nature Diaz’s demands.
Today, the build up for McGregor vs Diaz 2 has finally begun with an absolutely cracking promo. Put together by the excellent NV Films, this one really gets better as it goes on.
‘Here we go baby…’