Roy Jones Jr. Says Conor McGregor’s Chances Are “Much Better” in Rematch With Nate Diaz
By FCF Staff
The rematch between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor has yet to receive a new date, but boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. believes the latter is more likely to win the contest, second time around.
McGregor and Diaz fought for the first time at UFC 196 in March. The featherweight champ agreed to face Diaz in a welterweight scrap, and was submitted in the second round. Recently Fight Hub caught up with Jones Jr., and when asked for his take on Diaz – McGregor II, the boxing star stated (quote via MMA Mania.com):
“It’s a great rematch and I can’t wait to see it. You can’t move up in weight and underestimate this guy and think it’s easy. If it was easy, everybody would do it. Going up in weight because you think you’re better than him doesn’t mean that you are. Sometimes you go up in weight and find out, ‘Whoa … no wonder this guy’s different!’, ” Jones Jr. noted about McGregor. “So now that he’s been in there he understands a little bit more about what he’s up against, so his chances are much better in phase two than they were in phase one. Be smart, find a good guy in his boxing coach, teach you how to deal with a boxer.”
UFC executives Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta met with both McGregor and Diaz recently, but a rematch has yet to be signed.