Nate Diaz Willing to “Run it Back” With Conor McGregor, Wants Rematch at 155
By FCF Staff
Nate Diaz rocked the MMA world by submitting Conor McGregor at UFC 196, and the outspoken fighter says he’s up for a rematch, if that’s what the fans want.
Since the bout took place on March 5th, the UFC hasn’t said what’s next for either man, although recently it was reported by MMA Fighting that the promotion is looking at a rematch for July 9th. Diaz appeared on the latest edition of “UFC Tonight” on Wednesday, and during the show, he said this (quote via FOX Sports press release):
“It’s a real fight. People want to see it. When you get a real fight, people appreciate it. If he wants it and UFC wants it, let’s run it back. If not, whatever. I’m here to fight the best fighters in the world.”
According to the aforementioned report, the UFC is looking at having the bout contested at 170 pounds, which is the weight it was at UFC 196. Diaz, however, said the following during the show:
“If there’s a second fight, I’ll fight at 55. I’d like to be in shape. I don’t want to hear it. I don’t want to hear no excuses. I’ll make 55. I was planning on making 55 last time.”
Immediately after McGregor’s loss to Diaz, the featherweight champ said he planned to defend the 145 title next. Apparently that has changed.