On Tuesday morning, it was announced that UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos had suffered a foot injury and was forced to withdraw from his scheduled superfight McGregor at UFC 196. Following an entire day of media speculation, Nate Diaz was eventually selected to replace the champ in a welterweight contest.
Conor and Nick wanted to lock horns at UFC 196
Conor McGregor was interested in fighting Nick Diaz at UFC 196 and, if Nick wasn’t suspended, the Stockton product would have gladly accepted the fight.
Now McGregor and Diaz will appear at the UFC 196 press conference to answer media questions. UFC 196 will take place on Saturday, March 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The press conference is expected to begin at 4:00 pm ET
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