McGregor/Diaz II Set For UFC 200
Well the rematch we want to see is happening. Conor McGregor/Nate Diaz II has been scheduled for UFC 200 in Las Vegas on July 9th. The fight will also be contested at 170 pounds.
"He was obsessed -- obsessed with fighting Nate Diaz again," UFC president Dana White said. "Obviously, Lorenzo and I tried to argue with him and said, 'Let's go back to 145 (pounds) and defend your title. Or if you really want the Diaz fight that bad, do it at 155 (pounds).' He wants the fight at 170."
McGregor (19-3) suffered the first loss of his UFC career to Diaz (19-10) earlier this month at UFC 196. Diaz submitted McGregor with a rear-naked choke in the second round as McGregor tapped out.
"Win, lose or draw in this fight against Nate Diaz, (McGregor) will go in and fight either Jose or Frankie," White said. "Whoever wins at UFC 200."
McGregor takes this fight after Jose Aldo tried to get a rematch with McGregor, but the Irishman's mind was set on defeating Diaz.
The rest of the card features former heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (13-2) against Travis Browne (18-3-1). Welterweight Johny Hendricks (17-4), also a former champion, will take on Kelvin Gastelum (11-2).