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Nate Diaz Vs. Conor McGregor II Voted The Best Fight In UFC History

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Nate Diaz Vs. Conor McGregor II Voted The Best Fight In UFC History

Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor II has been voted the best fight in UFC history.

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The MMA promotion carried out a Twitter poll, with the rematch pitting Diaz and McGregor getting the fans nod.

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If you cast your mind back to March of 2016, Diaz replaced an injured Rafael Dos Anjos to fight McGregor on a short notice at UFC 196.

The American produced an epic upset, submitting McGregor in the second round, giving him his first, and only, taste of defeat inside the famed Octagon.

A rematch was immediately ordered.

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Diaz and McGregor once again fought at welterweight, with the Irishman redeeming his loss, eking out a majority decision in an instant classic.

Back-and-forth exchanges left fans in awe at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The then-UFC featherweight king repeatedly tagged Diaz, dropping him, who returned fire, landing his own brutal shots including his signature 'Stockton Slap'.

McGregor gets his arm raised. Image: PA
McGregor gets his arm raised. Image: PA
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But, McGregor powered through, eventually securing the victory.

A few years removed from their incredible battle, it's now been acknowledged as the best fight inside the storied Octagon.

Diaz vs. McGregor pipped light-heavyweight title bout Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson.

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The Swedish 'Mauler' gave then-205lbs champion a huge fright.

The challenger successfully landed a surprising takedown, while connecting on Jones' chin.

However, 'Bones' ultimately defended his title after mustering a masterful performance, nearly finishing the fight with a destructive spinning elbow.

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Two legendary fights.

Topics: Conor Mcgregor, Nate Diaz, UFC News, UFC

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