Both Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr have now done all the talking in an attempt to get the fans to pick a side when they finally meet later tonight.
McGregor has clearly been the more vocal out of the two as he aims to do what most people don’t think he can – becoming the first man in history to defeat the 49-0 American who is quietly confident of a knockout victory himself.
Money has heard it all throughout his career, but he has never faced anyone quite as unique as the Irishman, and it’s why his fans no longer doubt him as Mystic Mac has proven that counting him out is a big mistake.
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Just ask Jose Aldo.
It’s understandable why the Notorious does have the doubters, though, as all of his success has come inside of the Octagon.
If the roles were reversed and Mayweather was fighting in mixed martial arts, then it’s clear that he wouldn’t stand a chance.
However, perhaps McGregor’s most famous foe isn’t completely ruling out a win for the Irishman, as Nate Diaz believes the UFC lightweight champion stands a great chance of pulling out with a mammoth upset inside of the T-Mobile Arena.
The Stockton native has met McGregor on two occasions; picking up a win in their first outing at UFC 196 when he was a late replacement for then-lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos, before McGregor avenged his loss at UFC 202 which perfectly sets up a trilogy between the pair.
Despite the animosity, Diaz admits that he knows McGregor stands a great chance because he knows what he’s capable of.
Speaking on the Against All Odds with Uncle Sal Podcast, he said: “I think he has a great chance.
“I’ve fought the top pros in the fight game, the best fighters in the world, and done better than a lot of them.
“I fought Conor for 25 minutes, I believe he’s definitely going to have a chance.
“Fighting and beating the best boxer pound for pound in the world right now? That’s another story but a fight’s a fight and we’re going to have to watch and see what happens. Hopefully, it will be a hell of a fight.”
Diaz also went on to claim that he’s not taking sides in this bout, while also heavily criticising the boxers that are ignorantly ruling McGregor out as they don’t know what he’s capable of.
Diaz’s opinion is one to take on board, as the MMA star has sparred with world champion boxers like Andre Ward to a high level and if he didn’t think his rival stood a chance – he would have come out and said it how it is.
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