What Happens If Conor McGregor Loses This Rematch?
July 16, 2016 (No Comments) by theSharpeUser

On August 20th at Ufc 202 Conor McGregor will get a shot at redemption against the man who took his unbeaten record. Nate Diaz, who came in as a late replacement for Rafael Dos Anjos stunned the Ufc world by beating McGregor when the two last met. And as the two prepare to meet again many are wondering whether this revenge mission is a smart decision from McGregor’s point of view. The fact that the fight is at 170lbs again makes it all the more difficult for McGregor and only time will tell if he has bitten off more than he can chew. The ultra confident McGregor sees only a win but what would the future look like for the Irishman if he were to lose to Diaz again?

With the Ufc and McGregor nothing would be a surprise but if McGregor were to lose then it would be hard to imagine him ever fighting as high as 170lbs again. To be fair to McGregor it is very admirable to see a fighter going outside his comfort zone and risking it all. You can’t name many fighters who are willing to back themselves against bigger, harder hitting opponents in the way McGregor has and by demanding this rematch he has left himself open to a lot of ridicule should he lose. In his recent press conference McGregor spoke of wanting to have a trilogy of fights with Diaz but should he lose this would surely be dead in the water for the foreseeable future at least. Win or lose it seems certain that McGregor’s next fight will be at 145lbs against whoever wins between Aldo and Edgar. A fight against any of these would be something to look forward to in any case but should McGregor lose to Diaz then it would arguably be the biggest fight of his career as he could be coming off two losses. If he were to lose three fights in a row at two different weight classes then his aura would be gone and it would be a long way back.

Aside from his talent, McGregor’s biggest asset is his confident style and his ability to predict how and when he will win. If he were to lose again against Diaz then this air of invincibility would disappear. A single loss against a bigger opponent who McGregor was not expecting to fight can be forgiven, but the pressure which McGregor has put on himself means that, a second loss to the same opponent will not. Brand McGregor needs a win here. The fact that they have chosen to fight Diaz again and at the same weight means that the fight is a must win. It is far from an easy task though! The first fight between the two did not look like a fluke and if McGregor can’t get Diaz out of there he will have a real problem. The bookies can’t split the pair so this looks like a real 50/50 fight, not the odds you want if the fight is a must win for you. Having said that if McGregor fights smart and to his potential he should win because he did dominate Diaz for a large part of their first encounter.

It’s fair to say that this is a huge fight for McGregor and while his career will survive no matter what the result, it may not be in the same capacity as before should he lose. Such are McGregor’s ambitions he will see this fight as opening the door to other divisions for him. Fights against different opponents at different weights will generate huge revenue and ensure that McGregor remains the Ufc’s biggest draw well into the future. If he loses he is still the champion at 145lbs and that is where his future will lie but McGregor feels he has cleaned out that division so he will want to give himself options at other weight classes. All this means that August 20th will be a defining moment in the career of Conor McGregor and one that even the man himself must be feeling slightly apprehensive about. Whatever about the pressure from the fans and the media, the pressure McGregor puts on himself must be weighing the heaviest. Whether you think McGregor is brave or foolish for taking this fight you can’t deny that it is entertaining.

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What Happens If Conor McGregor Loses This Rematch?
July 16, 2016 (No Comments) by theSharpeUser

On August 20th at Ufc 202 Conor McGregor will get a shot at redemption against the man who took his unbeaten record. Nate Diaz, who came in as a late replacement for Rafael Dos Anjos stunned the Ufc world by beating McGregor when the two last met. And as the two prepare to meet again many are wondering whether this revenge mission is a smart decision from McGregor’s point of view. The fact that the fight is at 170lbs again makes it all the more difficult for McGregor and only time will tell if he has bitten off more than he can chew. The ultra confident McGregor sees only a win but what would the future look like for the Irishman if he were to lose to Diaz again?

With the Ufc and McGregor nothing would be a surprise but if McGregor were to lose then it would be hard to imagine him ever fighting as high as 170lbs again. To be fair to McGregor it is very admirable to see a fighter going outside his comfort zone and risking it all. You can’t name many fighters who are willing to back themselves against bigger, harder hitting opponents in the way McGregor has and by demanding this rematch he has left himself open to a lot of ridicule should he lose. In his recent press conference McGregor spoke of wanting to have a trilogy of fights with Diaz but should he lose this would surely be dead in the water for the foreseeable future at least. Win or lose it seems certain that McGregor’s next fight will be at 145lbs against whoever wins between Aldo and Edgar. A fight against any of these would be something to look forward to in any case but should McGregor lose to Diaz then it would arguably be the biggest fight of his career as he could be coming off two losses. If he were to lose three fights in a row at two different weight classes then his aura would be gone and it would be a long way back.

Aside from his talent, McGregor’s biggest asset is his confident style and his ability to predict how and when he will win. If he were to lose again against Diaz then this air of invincibility would disappear. A single loss against a bigger opponent who McGregor was not expecting to fight can be forgiven, but the pressure which McGregor has put on himself means that, a second loss to the same opponent will not. Brand McGregor needs a win here. The fact that they have chosen to fight Diaz again and at the same weight means that the fight is a must win. It is far from an easy task though! The first fight between the two did not look like a fluke and if McGregor can’t get Diaz out of there he will have a real problem. The bookies can’t split the pair so this looks like a real 50/50 fight, not the odds you want if the fight is a must win for you. Having said that if McGregor fights smart and to his potential he should win because he did dominate Diaz for a large part of their first encounter.

It’s fair to say that this is a huge fight for McGregor and while his career will survive no matter what the result, it may not be in the same capacity as before should he lose. Such are McGregor’s ambitions he will see this fight as opening the door to other divisions for him. Fights against different opponents at different weights will generate huge revenue and ensure that McGregor remains the Ufc’s biggest draw well into the future. If he loses he is still the champion at 145lbs and that is where his future will lie but McGregor feels he has cleaned out that division so he will want to give himself options at other weight classes. All this means that August 20th will be a defining moment in the career of Conor McGregor and one that even the man himself must be feeling slightly apprehensive about. Whatever about the pressure from the fans and the media, the pressure McGregor puts on himself must be weighing the heaviest. Whether you think McGregor is brave or foolish for taking this fight you can’t deny that it is entertaining.

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