I don't see it much discussed but what if Conor did everything right in the first fight but simply had slim chances of winning ? So come to think of it : Diaz has the "time" advantage : with every round, Diaz gets relatively more dangerous due to his "volume punching" style and cardio. That's why Conor threw bombs and try to take him out early. Diaz has the advantage on the ground : ok sure that last takedown was kind of a last resort thing as Connor was rocked. But otherwise, Connor kept the fight standing since Diaz is way better on the ground. Diaz has the size advantage : that's why Conor didn't try so much to clinch, dirty box him or wear him out against the cage. Also, Diaz has a clinch advantge ; that's why Conor kept the fight at a distance. --> So really, I don't see what Conor can do other than do exactly what he did, which is moving in and out of reach and use his very good hands. Except maybe do it better. Afterall he did look brilliant until he got clipped, but that was not enough and Diaz was never in trouble. Maybe he did train his punching speed and power and his ability to move in and out. Whaddya guys think ?