Conor McGregor’s coach expects a much different result this time around.
McGregor is scheduled to fight Nate Diaz at UFC 202 on Aug. 20 in a rematch of the fighters’ UFC 196 bout, which Diaz won via a second-round submission. McGregor said after his UFC 196 loss that he became tired early in the fight — perhaps a product of him jumping up two weight classes — but the Irishman’s coach, John Kavanagh, doesn’t see that being an issue next month.
In fact, Kavanagh is calling his shot, recently saying on Periscope that he expects McGregor to defeat Diaz in the fourth round at UFC 202.
This obviously would mean lasting much longer than he did at UFC 196, but McGregor’s preparation for Diaz has been “100 times more serious” leading up to UFC 202, according to Kavanagh.
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