Nate Diaz uses a choke hold to win by submission versus Conor McGregor (Image by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)
Watch the original encounter in between then UFC featherweight champ Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz, as they squared off in the main event of UFC 196.
After ending up being UFC featherweight champ to complement an incredible 2015 for him, Conor McGregor wished to make history and end up being the first champ-champ in UFChistory Rather, the start of 2016 offered him a detour and among his greatest Octagon opponents: Nate Diaz.
Now, thanks to the UFC, battle fans can enjoy the full bout of their first conference from UFC 196 in March 2016.
McGregor won the UFC’s 145- pound title by knocking off Jose Aldo in simple seconds in stunning style, however there was no rest for the tired. The Irish super star campaigned to end up being the first UFC fighter in history to hold 2 weight departments’ titles at the same time, and it appeared he may get his dream when he was reserved to deal with then-lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos at what was initially called UFC 197 (later on ending up being UFC 196 due to numerous fall-throughs).
Nevertheless, a little less than 2 weeks prior to the event, dos Anjos was dislodged of the bout with an injury. Changing him would be Diaz, who had actually called out McGregor in a widely-publicized, profanity-laced tirade instantly after his win over Michael Johnson a number of months previously. The bout was altered to a welterweight contest, McGregor’s first 170- pound UFC bout.
As almost everybody understands, Diaz managed among the greatest upsets in UFC history on this night and handed McGregor his first UFC loss by sending him in the second round.
McGregor, nevertheless, did get his vengeance later on that year at UFC 202, scoring a bulk decision win in the rematch.
McGregor went on to satisfy his two-title mission at UFC 205 and had a prominent boxing bout with Floyd Mayweather in2017 He, nevertheless, would be removed of both his UFC titles due to lack of exercise and was sent by Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC229 McGregor went back to the Octagon at UFC 246 in January, completing Donald Cerrone in 40 seconds.
Diaz’s 2 2016 bouts with McGregor were his last in the Octagon for 3 years. He went back to action with a win over Anthony Pettis at UFC 241 prior to being dropped in Jorge Masvidal in the BMF title battle at UFC 244 in November.
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