Kvällssvepet: Alexander Gustafsson och andra stjärnor tippar Diaz – McGregor II
Den mest framemotsedda returmatchen i MMA-historien är snart här. Ta del av hur Alexander Gustafsson, Michael Bisping och en massa andra stjärnor tippar hur det går söndag natt.
Conor McGregor (19-3) ska försöka hämnas sin förlust från tidigare i år när han en andra gång kliver in i buren för att möta Nate Diaz (19-10) under natten till söndagen.
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“I think if Conor takes his time and breaks him down, does what he does best, uses his speed a little better and maybe not concentrate on power as much, I think he will walk through Diaz.”
“I think Conor has learned a lot since the last fight, but Diaz is too big. Conor is one of the best guys in the world in his division, but it’s hard to move up and compete against the best guys in another weight class.”
“Conor is a game-changer, Conor is on top of his game and Conor is going to win the rematch. No disrespect to Diaz, but Conor will win.”
“I think the fight will go the same way as the first one did. The opening exchanges will be different, though. Conor is more focused and is a lot more switched on for the fight with regards to the training he has been doing. The outcome will be the same, though. Diaz to win by ground-and-pound submission in the third round – it’s his biggest asset.”
“I expect Conor to try and pace himself early on – not without pressure, but without the heavy focus on landing his powerful left hand. I think his attack will be more varied, and I think we will see a lot more of his kicking game. For Diaz, he will start steady and try to counter McGregor’s attack. If Conor is commanding the center, look for Nate to try and back him up with boxing pressure. The Diaz game plan is to pressure you until either you break and fall to the floor, or you shoot. I doubt it will change for this fight. It wouldn’t surprise me if we saw McGregor take Diaz to the floor toward the end of a round though, just to prove the point that he isn’t intimidated by Nate’s jiu-jitsu skills.”
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“I think Nate’s going to do the same thing he did to Conor the first time. Conor tripped over his shoelaces the first time around and I think he’s going to trip up again. Conor’s a good talker, but he has to be a good talker because he’s not too damn good at fighting.”
“From what I saw, Nate is way bigger, stronger and he’s training. He got the first fight on short notice and was still able to win. Well-trained, he’ll be really hard for McGregor. If you look at Diaz’s fights, even when he’s getting beat he finds a way to come back. If I had to bet, it would be Nate.”
“This is a great fight – even more exciting than the first one. I think in the first fight, we all underestimated Diaz and his power. For Conor, I think he’ll be faster on his feet and take the fight all five rounds and outpoint him. He’s brought in better people since the first fight and will have prepared well for this. Conor by decision.”
“When you’re used to winning all the time, it can sometimes be hard to get super motivated for a fight. Conor has a point to prove now and I can see him being a lot grittier in the rematch. I’m backing him to beat Diaz.”
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“I see Nate winning again. Nate can take punches and he’s got good stamina, which is going to put a lot of pressure on Conor McGregor.”
“Diaz is going to win. I can’t see McGregor lasting all five rounds. Diaz can last all day.”
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