Conor McGregor predicts Jorge Masvidal vs Nate Diaz
While in the Ukraine yesterday for a press conference, Conor McGregor took a series of questions from the attending press. With one of the biggest events of the year just around the corner; UFC 244, many questions surrounded it. While McGregor took credit for designing and inspiring the entire concept of the BMF belt, he was also asked about those fighting for the title. Jorge Masvidal takes on Nate Diaz in the main event, and McGregor weighed in on who he sees as the winner.
“I think Diaz beats him. He’s got crisper boxing, way more experience,” Conor McGregor said. “I think Masvidal’s had a good run. He’s on a two-fight win streak. The game is very forgetful, I believe, our sport is. I think Diaz has enough in it to do it. I think he’s in a better space. You’ve got to factor in that. What kind of space the fighter’s in because everybody’s the best on their day, you know what I mean? I think Diaz beats him.”
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McGregor has previously shown some disdain for UFC 244, though it is without a doubt a main event he has an interest in. McGregor faced Diaz twice before in near-classic fights that many thought would surely be cause for a trilogy. Diaz unexpectedly stepped in on short notice to fill in against McGregor at UFC 196, shocking the world by ending the Irishman’s winning streak in the UFC. In under two round Diaz managed to turn the tide and submit McGregor with a rear naked choke. McGregor would go on to win their rematch at UFC 202 via unanimous decision.
McGregor is expected to hold a press conference in Moscow today alongside betting partner Parimatch. It’s likely that more headlines are made out of his second presser in eastern Europe.