After losing to Nate Diaz in the second round at UFC 196 on March 5, Conor McGregor finally has his wish to rematch the 31-year-old.
This is according to the Guardian, who claim that after weeks of debate over another potential meeting, terms have been agreed.
McGregor will get the chance to exact revenge on August 20 at UFC 202, to be held in Las Vegas.
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The announcement was made during Saturday night’s pay-per-view UFC 199 show.
McGregor, undoubtedly UFC’s biggest name right now, saw his 15-fight winning streak ended by Diaz via submission in the second round after fighting 25 pounds above his usual weight.
However, despite being overpowered by his American counterpart, the Irishman has no intentions of lowering the 170lbs weight demand.
He told ESPN: “What kind of fighter would I be if I said, ‘Hey, I didn’t get you at 170, let me try to get you at 155’.
“I’ll make my adjustments. I ate up to my weight. This time, I won’t do that.”
News that McGregor will rematch Diaz has now extinguished any possibility of the 27-year-old facing Floyd Mayweather.
Rumours have been rife over the past few months that the two fighters would meet in the boxing ring, but now, that seems most unlikely.
In coming out of retirement to potentially face McGregor, Mayweather would have put his 49-fight winning streak at risk, though UFC fans will likely rejoice that McGregor is sticking to the sport he knows best.
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