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UFC 241 sees Daniel Cormier defend his heavyweight belt against the man he took it from, Stipe Miocic. Plus, it’s the long-awaited return of Nate Diaz as he …

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Watch UFC UFC 241 Countdown: Anthony Pettis vs Nate Diaz

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The long-awaited return of Nate Diaz is finally here as he faces Anthony Pettis in the co-main event of UFC 241 on Saturday, August 17. Subscribe to get all the …

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Watch UFC UFC 241: Anthony Pettis vs Nate Diaz – Preview

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The UFC 241 co-main event sees two fan favorites face off as former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis meets Nate Diaz in a welterweight matchup. Subscribe …

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Conor McGregor Gets California Boxing License

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Conor McGregor has been playing with the idea of fighting Mayweather in the boxing ring for several months now; but all of that had just been small talks and taunts until on Wednesday when McGregor has been issued a boxing license in the state of California.

According to the California State Athletic Commission executive officer Andy Foster — “He got a license today and a federal ID, He’s a California boxer now.”

The California State Athletic Commission issues around 1200 boxing license every year but none of them is newsworthy until McGregor who is the only fighter to hold titles in two divisions in UFC has gotten his. Conor McGregor is a huge name in UFC with a large fan base because of what he brings — spark, unfiltered loud mouth and most especially his fighting skills.

Andy Foster adds – “He’s qualified [as a boxer]. I’d love to see him fight in California. It just needs to be the right opponent. Certainly a high-level opponent. We’re happy to license him. We’re happy he’s a California fighter.”

His first boxing fight would probably be in California but expect to see him fight in other places as it is believed he is applying for licenses in other states.

McGregor hinted about a huge announcement after his last UFC fight at UFC 205 on Nov. 12 in New York after he defeated Eddie Alvarez, he however said he is going to be a father, but people still thinks he is keeping something more.

Conor is expanding his reach and options ad he has a knack for alienating organizations; he recently threatened to stay away from Las Vegas because of a dispute with the Nevada State Athletic Commission where he got fined $150,000 for throwing a water bottle at Nate Diaz.

After UFC 205 in New York, McGregor, who was stripped of the featherweight title last week, was outspoken in demanding an ownership stake in the UFC in return for the attention and revenue he has brought the company.

UFC 202 – McGregor vs Diaz $28 Million Dollar Pay Day

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UFC 202 - McGregor vs Diaz $28 Million Dollar Pay Day
UFC 202 – McGregor vs Diaz $28 Million Dollar Pay Day

BJ Penn went ahead and made an estimated earnings of McGregor and Diaz got for UFC 202.

In the estimate below is a quick breakdown of the earnings:

Conor McGregor UFC 202 Earnings
Fight purse: $3 million.
Reebok Sponsorship earning: $250.000.
PPV Share: $11.5 million.
Fight of the night bonus: $50.000.

Nate Diaz UFC 202 Earnings
Fight purse: $2 million.
Reebok Sponsorship earning: $250.000.
PPV Share: $10.5 million.
Fight of the night bonus: $50.000.

BJ Penn even included a show money for his vegas afterparty show, article on UFC 202 Conor vs McGregor Payday.

UFC 202 – How Did Conor McGregor Won vs Nate Diaz?

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Fight Info

  • UFC 202 – Welterweight Fight – Nate Diaz vs Conor McGregor
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada SAT. AUG. 30, 2016
  • Nate Diaz: 20-11-0
  • Conor McGregor: 20-3-0

 

Conor McGregor Wins by Majority Decision vs Nate Diaz

 

Fight Scores

  • Conor McGregor: 193/313 Strikes, 0/1 Takedowns, 0 Submission Attempts
  • Nate Diaz: 271/446 Strikes, 1/5 Takedowns, 0 Submission Attempts

 

FIGHT HIGHLIGHTS
  • Conor McGregor had a knockdown against Nate Diaz in the 1st round
  • Conor McGregor had two knockdowns against Nate Diaz in the 2nd round
  • Nate Diaz came back in the 3rd round by pinning Conor against the cage and barraged Conor with punches

 

UFC 202 – Nate Diaz vs Conor McGregor fought on August 21, 2016, Conor wins match on majority decision against Nate Diaz
UFC 202 – CONOR MCGREGOR vs NATE DIAZ RECAP

How did Conor McGregor win against Nate Diaz? This argument started when Nate Diaz beat Conor McGregor on a day’s notice and everyone has counted Conor McGregor out especially since Nate Diaz now has the time to prepare against him.

The argument is completely flawed as same thing can be said of Conor McGregor and while he had the time to prepare excessively, all of his preparations were against Rafael dos Anjos who was the same height, almost same reach as Conor. As far as strategy is concerned both Nate and Conor only had a day’s preparation and with Nate Diaz having more experience was able to bring the fight to his strength on the ground as Nate defeats Conor on UFC 196 on the 2nd round via a rear-naked choke submission.

Now with time and preparation, Conor McGregor is at the height of his athletic ability, hunger to regain the title and his excessive work ethic and preparation allowed him to prepare against the strengths of Nate. Conor went to train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as Nate is a black belt in the art. His training was not meant to go into offensive against Nate but was more of being able to defend when the fight went to the ground. McGregor did everything to stay on their feet but when on one just one occasion in the last minute of the last round Nate was able to get to the ground and Conor locked the guard and stayed in defense until time expired. The strategy worked well for him since on the ground it is Nate’s time.

On the feet, Conor is known for his strikes via kicks, and quick punches, and fluid movements around the cage. He also floated and evaded Nate Diaz like Mayweather and Ali does, brilliant strategy. For the bashers who say he run throughout the match, the picture below of Nate shows otherwise:

Conor’s corner

Conor McGregor coaching staff stressed to Conor to get out when Nate is pressing him to the cage, that is the only time Nate is able to strike and he is getting the upper hand in that situation.

Nate’s corner

Nate Diaz is pushing him to go for a takedown against Conor and push the advantage of pushing Conor against the cage.

Conor McGregor’s speech after winning
In classic Conor McGregor style — “Surprise, surprise motherfucker, the King is back”.
https://twitter.com/mikesanz19/status/767481712695767041

Nate Diaz’s speech after losing
He seems to think he has won with his comment — “They are not gonna allow me to win” – referring to the judges decision of favoring Conor McGregor.

This is a very close fight and Conor McGregor clearly won the first two rounds when he had more strikes and Nate went down on both rounds. The 3rd and 4th rounds were close but Nate had the upper hand especially in the closing minutes when he pressed Conor against the cage and was able to strike repeatedly. Round 5 was still close but Conor McGregor had more strikes, was not pressed way less against the cage compared to round 3.

Conor McGregor came out more prepared and wanted this fight more.

In a tweet below, I agree on the motivation of Conor on getting back his name on the winning column:

In the end, both fighters respected each other for a fight well fought to the end:

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Does Conor McGregor weight gain caused his downfall against Nate Diaz at UFC 196

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Loyal fans and analysts try to find a reason for the loss of Conor McGregor at UFC 196 against Diaz. For these fans and loyal followers they need to believe the UFC superstar is still undestructable and the weight gain and decision to move up the weight division was a big mistake.

It doesn’t matter what they say as the fight clearly showed Conor was faster delivering more accurate blows that turned Diaz face into a big smashed tomato with blood all over him.

John Connor, McGregor’s strength and conditioning coach also doesn’t think the weight had any factor, the “Notorious” loss had little to nothing to do with his weight, and that McGregor weighed pretty much what he always does.

Connor also added “Conor fought at the weight that he walks around at – always,” — (transcribed by Seamus Raferty of PunditArena.com).

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