Conor McGregor is getting ready for his big rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202, which will be held on August 20, 2016 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Notorious lost his previous fight to the American who is an expert in Brazilian jiu-jitsu via submission (rear-naked choke), he is planning to fix his mistakes and prepare well for the rematch. Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Dillon Danis has now joined the UFC featherweight champion’s camp in Ireland at Straight Blast Gym.
New crowned UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping is fond of the Irishman and backs him to come back with bang at UFC 202.
“McGregor will win. I know that sounds crazy because Diaz took it two weeks’ notice and therefore with a full camp he’ll be even better and this and that,” Bisping said.
“But, Conor was doing well in that fight, he was doing well. He was out-striking him and this and that. He got caught.
“It was a one-two combination that Diaz landed that changed the course the fight. And we always say that one punch is all it takes. Now that didn’t knock him out, but that was the beginning of the end. But before that punch, he was doing very well and I think in the rematch he’ll get the job done.”
Meanwhile, UFC’s No.1 pay-per-view star McGregor is criticized by the WWE’s Paul Heyman that he is nothing compared to Brock Lesnar.
“I have all the respect in the world — more so than most would ever believe — for John Cena, for example,” he told EPSN.
“But John Cena could not main event Wrestle Mania, main event SummerSlam and then walk into the Octagon in true heavyweight competition against another heavyweight UFC fighter.”
“Nor could Conor McGregor, the biggest box office attraction with the exception of Brock Lesnar in UFC, go from a UFC fight and then transfer over to do all the hype, all the television, all the publicity going into a WWE pay-per-view event and then continue to perform at the top level of sports entertainment. It just can’t happen.”