First off lets get over the McGregor destroys everyone fanboyism and the Diaz Stockton Slap fanboyism. I spent literally HOURS analyzing their first fight and made a very in-depth post about it. McGregor did very well the first round of the fight. He landed insanely hard shots over and over on Diaz. McGregor than gassed himself by putting everything into every shot and without his speed he became hittable and defenseless against a crafty and high volume boxer. Unable to stop Diaz's onslaught, McGregor basically gave up and went for a TD where he got choked out soon after. McGregor Cons / Diaz Pros: 5 round fight Landed his best shot over and over and still couldn't hurt Diaz Huge gap in ground game Diaz actually has a training camp (ready to deal with McGregor's left hand coming over Diaz's lead hand etc.) Diaz Cons / McGregor Pros: Big speed disadvantage Less diverse striking. Diaz's arsenal (jab, lead hook/slap, left cross) McGregor probably has improved cardio for this fight Diaz has no clear way to get this fight to the ground. He almost never shoots for doubles/singles (large majority of TD from clinch or reversals) Rounds 1,2,3 should be close this time as Diaz will be better prepared (shorter feeling out period) and McGregor's output won't be as high (conserve energy). Rounds 4,5 can potentially be a huge problem for McGregor. Diaz will keep up his pace for all 5 rounds and pressures the second he feels his oppenent start to tire. McGregor relies on his speed for both his defense and attack. I'm not a fanboy of McGregor by any means but I acknowledge that he's a smart guy. He pinpointed his problems perfectly after his loss and you can bet that he has been working on them. Knowing McGregor is a very attack oriented fighter, I expect him to not hope to achieve Diaz's level of cardio but to bring Diaz's cardio down to his level by attacking the body in the first few rounds. Similarly, Diaz could try to work the body as well but I have a hard time seeing him land consistently. He is NOT his brother Nick and doesn't have the same style of pushing opponents to the cage and ripping to the body. I don't have a pick on who wins this fight, but I'm leaning very very slightly towards McGregor even though I bet against him the first time. I already know a majority of the comments will be along the lines of MCGREGOR CAUSE HE IS THE GOAT or WAR DIAZ, but I would greatly appreciate any interesting thoughts or comments regarding how this fight plays out! EDIT: People really upset that I used the word "dominated". I use the word more liberally than most it seems. I'm not trying to imply it was a 10 8 round or that Nate didn't have any success. Relax people. Just saying Conor "did very well" or "had alot of success". Replace "dominated" with one of those two phrases.