This article is the final part of a two-part series on the rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz. If you missed the first part where I broke down the styles of both men, you can find it here.
Thoughts On The First Fight:
Throughout the fight the story was one of Diaz’ lead hand beating McGregor to the punch. McGregor opened each round with kicks. However, as soon as it became clear that Diaz was going to stand in front of him and welcome the left hand in, McGregor began to abandon the rest of his game in favor of firing his left again and again. This meant that, again and again, McGregor hit shoulder, forehead, and other bony areas. He fatigued as the fight progressed. Diaz, after a feeling out process likely due to his lack of a training camp, began landing his right hand inside, around, and over McGregor’s left.