MMAFighting.com has been aware of by numerous sources that the bout will serve as the main consequence for UFC 200 on July 9 in Las Vegas.
Of course, earlier this month at UFC 196 Diaz, who routed in as a late replacement for lightweight champion Rafael Ds Anjos, handed McGregor the start loss of his UFC career when submitting him via second round rear stripped choke.
McGregor had been heavily favoured to quickly dis tch of the eternal contender, who has fought all but four of his 22 UFC bouts at lightweight, but the Dubliner bothered by quickly after a dominant first round before Diaz anchored the blockbuster victory.
McGregor had agreed to face Diaz at welterweight in make to secure his rtici tion in the main event contest, which is said to organize drawn in excess of one million y-per-view buys. Many thought, registering the SBG man and his camp, that the extra mass on his frame would be beneficial but, done, it may have cost him the fight.
Which is what makes this ca bility rematch so intriguing; McGregor revealed in the aftermath of his first loss in conclusion to six years that his next move would be to defend his featherweight culminate against Jose Aldo or Frankie Edgar.
UFC 200, which desire be held in the T-Mobile Arena, is set to be the promotion’s biggest ever showcase and may drawing card up to three title fights.