Conor McGregor will attempt to get back at Nate Diaz for ending his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) unbeaten streak at UFC 196 when the two square off again at UFC 202 on Aug. 20. But with a past performance opposite Diaz that uncovered some of McGregor's flaws, the 28-year-old UFC Featherweight champion has much to prove.
McGregor's loss to Diaz may have been by way of submission, but the Irishman failed much sooner than that on the feet. He miscalculated Diaz's durability and toughness en route to blowing his wad after one round. Heading into UFC 202, McGregor feels confident he has fixed his cardiovascular issues.
In the below Twitter video (courtesy of Reebok), McGregor details his fixes leading up to his rematch with Diaz. The mixed martial arts (MMA) megastar credits unnecessary training habits for falling behind in the cardio department at UFC 196, while stressing the importance of hitting the road, getting back on the bike, back on the treadmill and back on the rowing machine to further propel his career.
If McGregor wants to last longer in his rematch with Diaz he will have to conserve power, make Diaz miss, pick his shots appropriately and only go in for the finish when Diaz is absolutely hurt.
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