New footage of the sights and sounds during epic Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz rematch

By Newsroom on March 26, 2017
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  • The epic rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz at UFC 202 will undoubtedly go down as one of the greatest fights in mixed martial arts history.

    The five round war unfolded last August, but now there’s even more to look back on during that 25-minute battle that saw McGregor edge out a majority decision over Diaz.

    In a new look at the fight, McGregor, Diaz and their respective corners watched in awe as these two warriors went back and forth with the result ended in the narrowest of margins.

    “Thank you Conor and Nate for taking our sport to a different level,” flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson said while sitting cage side for the bout last year.

    The footage picked up just ahead of the third round, where Diaz was able to sting McGregor several times with some hard combinations after he was dropped twice in the first 10 minutes of the fight.

    “Listen, Nathan he can’t take the pace no more!” Diaz’s boxing coach Richard Perez shouted at him going into the third round. “He’s done! He’s done!”

    With a star studded audience looking on, McGregor slouched over in the corner, clearly feeling the burn from exerting himself through the first two rounds where he did his best to get a finish over the ultra tough Diaz.

    “This is why you push yourself everyday,” McGregor’s head coach John Kavanagh told him.

    It was one of the toughest rounds of McGregor’s career as he got backed against the cage while Diaz absolutely battered him with punches. At one point during a particularly brutal exchange, McGregor’s girlfriend Dee Devlin was forced to look away as the punishment continued to mount.

    “Huge round for Nate Diaz!” UFC color commentator Joe Rogan said.

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