Mystic Mac is back at it again with the KO predictions.
This time he says that Nate Diaz won't last more than 1 round against him at UFC 196. Of course, if you somehow haven't heard yet, Nate Diaz is replacing Rafael dos Anjos (broken foot) at UFC 196. Like most MMA fighters at this point, Conor McGregor isn't a fan of him.
Nate Diaz was plugged into the UFC 196 card on Tuesday and has a little over a week to prep for Conor.
Here's what McGregor had to say about the welterweight. It wasn't nearly as brutal as usual but it was still decidedly brutal:
"I respect Nate. Don't get me wrong, I do respect Nate. There are a lot of pussies in this game and he is not one of them. Don't get me wrong. There's a respect there between us, but it's business in there. And business is business. He will be KO'd inside the first round."
McGregor even went ahead and broke down exactly why and how he would defeat this man:
"I feel his repetitive foot patterns and his poor motions are too readable, too predictable. He'll be too slow in there. His speed will stifle him. His soft body and his lack of preparation, he will not be able to handle the ferocity."
Diaz (18-10) and McGregor went back and forth plenty Wednesday. There were f-bombs lobbed, steroid accusations and a palpable intensity. But when Diaz was asked about a prediction or strategy, he was pretty succinct.
"Yeah, I'm just gonna kill or be killed," he said. "That's what I'm coming with."
I can't wait for this one. How about you?