World reacts to UFC 200 bombshell

Conor McGregor has been given a possibility to atone for his better opposite Nate Diaz.

SEVERAL vital pieces were sealed into place for a much-hyped UFC 200 on Thursday as Dana White strictly reliable Conor McGregor would pretension a label in a rematch opposite Nate Diaz.

It was no good warn given news of a quarrel was initial reported several weeks ago though that didn’t stop today’s proclamation from call a call of greeting — including excitement, annoy and bewilderment.

Adding to that was a bombshell explanation a dual group unfortunate to plea McGregor for a featherweight pretension he still binds — Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar — would quarrel any other on a undercard.

Both had satisfactory claims to a quarrel with a Irishman — who will instead quarrel Diaz for a second time during welterweight — though they’ll block off for a halt featherweight pretension and a shot during McGregor in his subsequent fight.

This is how a UFC star reacted to a proclamation of a card, that also includes these fights: Cain Velasquez vs. Travis Browne, Johny Hendricks vs. Kelvin Gastelum, Jim Miller vs. Takanori Gomi and Joe Lauzon vs. Diego Sanchez.


It’s transparent some fighters on a UFC register are still entrance to terms with how McGregor has altered a game.

All a aged manners about a champion being frequently compulsory to face a series one challenger in his multiplication have been thrown out a window in foster of creation a biggest income fights.

It creates apparent clarity from a business standpoint though that doesn’t make it anymore savoury for a guys who have been forced to wait their spin in a past.

Predictably, lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos — who pulled out of a quarrel with McGregor since of repairs during UFC 196 — led a carol of criticism.

“Feel bad for Aldo and Edgar,” dos Anjos tweeted. “After UFC 200, Conor (will) find another quarrel in a opposite division, so he can keep his belt for (a little) longer. Coward.”


Other members of a UFC media took emanate with a intensity of a match-ups to furnish sparkling fights.

Diaz enjoyed a comparatively easy finish in his initial quarrel opposite McGregor notwithstanding being called in as a late deputy for dos Anjos. So with a full stay behind him this time, there’s reason to trust a outcome will be a same.

“Personally, we don’t like this quarrel as an evident rematch. There was no debate in a first, and a outcome was clean-cut,” Fox Sport’s Elias Cepeda wrote.

“Beyond that, there’s usually so many times we need to watch a featherweight and a lightweight quarrel during welterweight. On short-notice, it was understandable.

“Months out, it’s stupid and approaching usually in place to prove a quite prideful goals of McGregor. With that being said, a certain thing about this UFC 200 competition is that, as Nate Diaz has said, during slightest it’s a ‘real fight’ between dual genuine fighters who always move aggression, suggestion and gameness.”

Jose Aldo (right) degraded Frankie Edgar by unanimous preference during UFC 156.

Jose Aldo (right) degraded Frankie Edgar by unanimous preference during UFC 156.Source:Getty Images

Edgar and Aldo’s second hitch binds seductiveness since of a significance it now binds for both of their careers — and a rival inlet of their initial bout.

The Brazilian clearly outpointed Edgar in a initial dual rounds during UFC 156, busting adult a challenger with pinpoint jabs. His leg kicks were also doing damage. The third turn was most closer, with Aldo still doing adequate to win a round, though he was really starting to gas.

The final dual rounds saw Edgar come into his possess with his distant higher cardio, and while he didn’t land any shots that had a champ in trouble, he positively looked like he won those rounds 10-9.

If Edgar can take Aldo into low waters again this time, he has a chance.


Missing from White’s proclamation were any bouts including womanlike fighters.

The UFC substantially needs a small some-more time to figure out what it’s doing with a bantamweight multiplication that is in a state of motion issuing a finish of Ronda Rousey’s power — and afterwards a evident better of her victor Holly Holm during a hands of Miesha Tate.

Rousey isn’t approaching to be prepared to quarrel until most after in a year, though White did prove after UFC 197 a biggest name in a competition would get initial moment during Tate’s title.

Could she be a warn further to UFC 200? It’s possible, though unlikely. Could Tate face Holm in a rematch, or another challenger like Amanda Nunes? Possibly.

Right now, there’s no transparent option. “You should design a couple. There will be a integrate women’s fights during UFC 200,” White said. “Actually, dual or 3 maybe.”

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has grown from a argumentative no-holds-barred gladiatorial sideshow into a billion dollar materialisation eclipsing fighting as a widespread fight competition in a world. But distant from Las Vegas, in sweat-soaked gyms and low-rent arenas opposite America, a large lights are though a dream.

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