Nate Diaz & Conor McGregor’s rematch at UFC 202 last year is still regarded by many as one of the greatest fights in the history of the promotion.
Having been choked out by Nate at UFC 196, the hype leading up to their rematch last August was unprecedented and that was very much reflected in the success of the event as the promotion broke its all time record for pay-per-view buys.
The fight will forever be remembered for countless reasons. However, for McGregor, it still stands out as the most significant bout of his career.
Although talk of a potential bout with Floyd Mayweather first began to circulate in the summer of 2016, had McGregor not gone onto beat Nate in their rematch at UFC 202, it’s certain that his career would have taken a massive step back rather than catapult forward in the manner that it has.
McGregor proved countless critics wrong with a warrior’s performance at UFC 202 and, following the bout, it was clear to see how much the victory meant to the SBG man as he rejoiced with his team in the dressing room.