If Conor McGregor gets a rematch against Nate Diaz, Urijah Faber won't be placing any bets on the outspoken Irishman any time soon. In fact, Faber believes McGregor got "whooped" the first time and expects the second to yield the same results.
He explained his point to TMZ Sports:
"I think it's a tough fight for him to win, but he's always got those heavy hands. Conor's got heavy hands, but the Diaz's are known for taking a beating and coming back even stronger."
If you just woke up from a coma, McGregor lost by submission in the second round against Diaz at UFC 196. The event was so successful that the UFC plans to pair the two fighters up again at UFC 200 in July (although it's still in the working stages and not official.)
If it does happen, Faber... Along with many others... Will be looking forward to it.
"I think it's going to be a good one. I'm sure Conor wants that one back. I mean he got whooped. He didn't even fight the hands, man. I've been trying to tell Conor, you've gotta work your jits. Diaz is tough, man. A lot of people don't know how tough Diaz is."
After Rafael dos Anjos pulled out of his bout with McGregor at UFC 200 due to a broken foot, several fighters were in the running to replace him. Faber was one of those fighters. Ultimately, McGregor (who had official say over who he wanted to fight) chose Diaz.
"That's exactly what Dana [White] told me. 'Hey, Conor wants to fight Diaz." That backfired. I'm definitely a bad matchup for him though. I have the most submissions in UFC history and he has a history of submitting."
Although, to be fair, Faber thinks Diaz is just as bad of a matchup.
"Diaz is a more well-rounded fighter. He's just as big, if not bigger. Just a bad matchup."