Conor McGregor has warned Nate Diaz that his preparation for their rematch at UFC 202 in August is going ‘fantastically well’.
The Irishman spared some time from his intense training schedule to issue the warning to his American rival, insisting that his mind set is tremendous ahead of their upcoming bout.
He took to Instagram to post a picture of him relaxing in his Dublin home wearing glasses and drinking coffee accompanied by his pet dog. He said that he was relaxing ahead of a ‘great day of sparring’.
McGregor insisted that his preparation could barely be going any better and that he is becoming more and more excited ahead of the ‘circus’ at UFC 202 in Las Vegas on August 20.
The last meeting between the pair took place at UFC 196, also in Las Vegas, and saw McGregor control the first round before visibly tiring in the second which allowed Diaz to force him into submission via a rear naked choke.
The two fighters were pencilled in for their rematch at UFC 200 on July 9 in Vegas, before McGregor was removed from the card by UFC officials due to failing to fulfil media obligations and threatening to retire.
The Notorious (19-3) will now finally face Diaz (19-10) for a second time on August 20 at the T-Mobile Arena.
McGregor also took to social media to wish his father, Tony, a ‘Happy Father’s Day’, and his dad believes that his son was born to fight, saying that he was born with his fists clenched and ready to fight.
Tony added that even the midwife said ‘he’s going to be a boxer’ after he was born in swift fashion.
Meanwhile, UFC veteran Donald Cerrone revealed that he would rather take on Diaz than McGregor and insisted that he would earn the same money regardless of his opponent’s stature.