Conor McGregor Says Nate Diaz Is “Too Predictable”

Conor McGregor will be fighting Nate Diaz at UFC 196, and McGregor says he already knows how he’ll win the fight. McGregor explained to ESPN that his left uppercut will be able “ping” Diaz cleanly, and said Diaz neglects the various disciplines of martial arts.

“I just think he’s too predictable in everything he does,” said McGregor. “He neglects other disciplines. That’s hampered the Diaz brothers’ progression as martial artists. I feel his body will be ripped to shreds. It’s a soft frame. The left uppercut will be a nice one. (His) long range is an illusion. The left uppercut will ping him clean.”

McGregor also talked about how he feels he is the biggest pay-per-view draw in the UFC right now.

“Conor McGregor is fighting, and that’s it,” McGregor told ESPN.com. “That’s all you need to know. That’s all I need to know, that’s all the fans need to know, and it’s all UFC execs need to know. That’s why they high-five each other every time, as long as the real draw is on the card.”

UFC 196 takes place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on March 5.