We are just one week away from the biggest rematch in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) history, as Conor McGregor meets Nate Diaz at UFC 202 on Aug. 20 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. After losing to Diaz at UFC 196, McGregor is attempting to right his only Octagon wrong.
As always, UFC is doing a ton of promotion leading up to one of 2016's most important main event tilts. After all, McGregor is the undisputed PPV king and Diaz has never been more popular among casual fight fans than he is today. In effort to shed light on their impending rematch, the promotion is releasing a UFC 202 edition of "Bad Blood," which is set to air Sunday (Aug. 14, 2016) at 10:00 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.
UFC released another preview of "Bad Blood" earlier today (Aug. 13, 2016), showcasing McGregor sparring with numerous southpaw training partners (shown above). The footage is especially important considering McGregor did little training for Diaz leading up to UFC 196 this past march. McGregor hopes a dedicated camp drawn up specifically for a lengthy southpaw will aid his bid for ultimate redemption.
Only time will tell if McGregor has enough in the tank to outlast one of the game's most durable competitors.
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