Two words signaled the beginning of a quick two week-ish build to what should be a fun tilt to headline UFC 196 in Las Vegas, Nevada, featuring UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor taking on Nate Diaz in a welterweight affair: It’s On.
Confirmed late Tuesday night, the UFC moved quickly in getting the two in front of reporters Wednesday for a 4 PM EST/1 PM PST press conference at the UFC Gym in Torranca, CA.
McGregor was hoping to fight lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos and become the first man to hold two UFC titles at the same time, but a broken foot by RDA prevented that. Diaz, Donald Cerrone, and others were considered but Diaz’s resurgence, unique charisma, and ability to sell fan interest just on being himself made him the man to go with.
Even though there’s disappointment at McGregor/RDA being put off for a while, there’s still a lot to be excited for in this one.
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