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Diaz was fighting several injuries ahead of McGregor rematch.

Nate Diaz's coach thinks injuries were why he lost to Conor McGregor

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We are just a few weeks removed from the second meeting between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor and the controversial decision that saw the Irishman get his hand raised.

Diaz won their first encounter at UFC 196 but lost by majority decision in their second bout and since then, everyone has wondered about what is next for the duo.

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While the future of McGregor has been hoty discussed, Diaz's future has barely been considered.

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One of his coaches however has been looking back and revealed some very interesting factors ahead of his rematch with McGregor.

Richard Perez has been discussing the American's training for the fight with McGregor and has revealed that he was fighting several injuries.

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While this rumour did come out around the time of the fight, Diaz himself waved them off and claimed that they were the injuries that all fighters suffer during training camp.

Perez however has revealed the true extent of them and it seems like they did severely hinder Diaz's training for arguably the biggest fight of his career.

"The knee was bad and the ribs were bad because when he hurt his knee, he couldn’t run. So then when it got a little better, he wanted to start sparring. And he’s not in shape because he wasn’t really doing much." - Perez on Diaz's training

Fans are crying out for a third and deciding match between the duo but even UFC President Dana White has claimed that it is not the right fight to make at this time.

Everyone expects to see McGregor vs Diaz part three some day and his coaches will surely be hoping for a more successful training camp when the time comes.

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Dana White
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Nate Diaz
Conor McGregor

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