UFC 196 McGregor vs Diaz PPV Preview
Saturday, March 5
Main card airs at 10 PM ET on PPV. Prelims are at 8 PM ET on FOX Sports 1 and at 6:30 PM ET on UFC Fight Pass.
Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz
Nate Diaz is much taller and longer than anyone McGregor has faced. He also has better hands than anyone McGregor has faced. If the fight goes to the ground, Diaz should have a distinct advantage.
In fact, from the outside, under normal circumstances, Diaz may have been the stylistic opponent McGregor would want to avoid. However, McGregor has a huge edge, being he’s been training for this date for months while Diaz just got the call. For Diaz to implement the game plan he needs to beat McGregor, especially in a five-round fight, the conditioning will be a key factor, and maybe the key factor. Photos of Diaz show he looks in better shape than he had in some of his recent fights, but low body fat and a tight physique doesn’t mean he’s ready to go five rounds, and the Diaz brothers are also known for conditioning. Nate is a guy who at times looks like a championship fighter, but at times, as his 18-10 record shows, he performs like a guy not even in the top tier.
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