So this is another update for the second match of McGregor vs Diaz, I gave my thoughts on the first match, you can read about it here.
This is some thoughts on what I think and how it might play out.
In the aspect of things Diaz took the first fight on 10-11 days notice and beat Conor, now that’s all well and good. Nate said that if/when he has a full camp he won’t or wouldn’t have got touched, but I highly doubt that. Nate has really solid jabs and a really good ground game. Thats what he has going for him at the moment. I’m not sure who Nate is going to bring in to train with, but it better be people who can duck and move as quick as Conor can. I haven’t seen much videos or updates on Nate training so it will be interesting to see what he has got the first round of the fight.
On the other hand we have Conor. Conor has brought in lanky people with a good reach and amazing boxing skills. He has been working on his ground game a lot and put in even more work when it comes to cardio. This is what I feel he needs. He knows it himself.
The first round of the first match they had he gassed himself out. Testing the spinning wheel kicks and trying to hit Nate so hard with a Counter punch was not working at all.
I mentioned in my other post that in the second round Conor said that he could ‘go all day, all day long’, which at the time of seeing him, I didn’t think so.
Conor is one of the first UFC people I’ve seen in a long time that adapts really well. He has real fluid movement, and dodges jabs so well. His head movement is one of a kind and is really good with the counter punches.
There is now 14 days until the fight, the both of them are so ready for it, as ready as they will ever be.
I honestly think Conor will come out on top this time. He will wait and counter more, he will duck and weave as always, but he will pick his shots a little more accurately. Hopefully by the time the fight comes around he uses the right more as he does with the left. Some of the punches that Nate took were fucking destroying. But we shall see how it goes.
Who have you got your money on?