McGregor edges Diaz by majority decision
Published on Sunday, 8/21/16, at 4:48 p.m. Eastern.
–BrianEdwardsSports.com scored the main event in favor of Nate Diaz by a 48-47 score.
–Nate Diaz landed 178 significant strikes compared to 161 from Conor McGregor.
–McGregor was paid $3 million, while Diaz pocketed $2 million. Both also earned 50K bonuses for Fight of the Night honors.
–My UFC 202 picks at BE Sports went 4-2 for 7.8 units of profit.
—During the UFC 202 post-fight presser with Nate Diaz, the 209 product hit his vape while answering questions. Of course, Ariel Helwani would be the d-bag to put him on the spot and ask him what he was smoking. Nate said, “CBD oil, helps with healing process and inflammation.” Per the National Institute on drug abuse, CBD oil “does not make people high and is not intoxicating.”
–During McGregor’s post-fight presser, he had this to say about Diaz, “I feel I have more skills, but boy is he one tough motherf*cker. He keeps on walking forward. He took every shot. I dropped him multiple times. He just keeps coming. His face was busted open and he’s still coming forward.”
–Anthony Johnson beat Glover Teixeira with a 13-second KO in the co-main event. Texeira lost a tooth as well, as you can see here at MMAJunkie. That tooth exit was the first I’ve seen since Lyoto Machida’s kick to KO Randy Couture, but that tooth remained in the cage. I’m not sure Teixeira’s tooth didn’t make it into the 10th row.
–Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone won his third straight fight at welterweight and upped his record to 11-1 in his last 12 Octagon appearances by scoring a second-round KO of Rick Story as a -140 ‘chalk.’