After the trash talking and ruckus at Wednesday?s pre-fight conference, Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor will meet again face-to-face one last time at Friday night?s weigh-in before the UFC 202 fight night.
Though weigh-ins aren?t much exciting events, everything changes when it comes to McGregor and Diaz. McGregor, who is known for his trash talking and the fact that two of them met again after Diaz defeated him in March makes the event much more interesting.
The UFC 202 weigh-in starts 7 p.m. ET. at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and the live stream of the event is available via YouTube.
In his final media appearance before fight night at UFC 202 open workouts in Las Vegas, in his continued trash talk McGregor promised to knockout Diaz and end his star status at UFC.
?That fairytale he?s having is about to come to an end,? McGregor said. Besides using a lot of expletives he even trashed the fans of the Diaz.
A lot more of trash talk can be expected from both as Diaz and McGregor will continue to build up hype as part of the promotion of the event.
The welterweight rematch between both the champions at UFC 202 is set to be held on August 20, 2016 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The two first met in March at UFC 196, after Diaz stepped in at less than two weeks’ notice when Rafael dos Anjos withdrew from his planned bout because of a foot injury. The Irishman had stepped up from the Featherweight division to Lightweight, to challenge dos Anjos who was the title-holder.
Though McGregor was a favorite to win the match, D?az ultimately won the fight through submission.
A rematch between the two was later planned for UFC 200 in July, but McGregor got pulled from the event after he complained about burdensome promotional duties. The fight dubbed ‘D?az vs McGregor 2’ has later been made a part of UFC 202.
UFC 202 Weigh-In
Date: Friday, August 19, 2016
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Live Stream: YouTube
TV Channel: Fox Sports 1
UFC 202 MAIN CARD
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2016
Time: 10 PM ET
Watch: USA PPV, UK BT Sports 2
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