Conor McGregor won’t be fighting on the biggest UFC card of the year, but that does not mean he doesn’t have a prediction for how it will unfold. Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal will meet inside the world’ most famous arena, Madison Square Garden, to determine who is the “baddest mother f**ker” on the planet… literally
A special BMF belt has been designed and will be awarded to the winner of the November 2 welterweight contest. The fight was booked after Diaz had defeated Anthony Pettis at UFC 241 and called for his shot against Masvidal. East Coast vs. West Coast.
McGregor, a former champion in two UFC weight classes and rival of the highly popular UFC 244 headliner Nate Diaz, has a prediction.
“I think Diaz beats him. He’s got crisper boxing, way more experience,” Conor McGregor said at press conference in Ukraine on Wednesday. “I think Masvidal’s had a good run. He’s on a two-fight win streak. The game is very forgetful, I believe, our sport is. I think Diaz has enough in it to do it. I think he’s in a better space. You’ve got to factor in that. What kind of space the fighter’s in because everybody’s the best on their day, you know what I mean? I think Diaz beats him.”
McGregor and Diaz, of course, have two of the highest grossing bouts in UFC history. Diaz submitted McGregor at UFC 196 in March 2016. Several months later their rematch would be even more epic, a five-round war that would go the distance. McGregor was awarded a majority decision in that bout.