Judges' Scorecard From Diaz vs McGregor 2 Released To Quash 'Fix' Rumours
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So as we all should know by now, unless you've been living under a rock or woken up with a near-coma-inducing hangover, Conor McGregor defeated Nate Diaz at UFC 202.
It wasn't quite as spectacular as the second round submission at UFC 196 that Diaz inflicted on The Notorious but a judges' decision victory is still victory. And it was a fucking war in there.
However, in the immediate aftermath of the fight, Diaz took a swipe at the judges, claiming he thought he'd won the fight and that they simply 'didn't want a motherfucker like him' winning.
An unlikely but plausible claim given the intensity of the fight and how evenly matched the two fighters were throughout the five rounds.
However, the judges made their decisions and McGregor came out on top.
And in what seems to be an attempt to hush those who think the fight might have been fixed to set up a Diaz vs McGregor 3, the judges' scorecard has now been released...
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What does it tell us? Well, according to all three judges McGregor won rounds one, two and four and lost rounds three and five.
However, judge Glenn Trowbridge scored the fight a draw believing McGregor to have lost round three 8-10 rather than 9-10 the other two judges scored the round.
What we're to take from this? I'm not too sure to be honest.
You'd like to believe the fight wasn't fixed but would you at all be surprised if the UFC did some fiddling to set up another big pay day? Personally speaking, I wouldn't, but I'm a cynical bastard.
Here's to honest competition. And hopefully a Diaz vs McGregor 3.
Words by George Pavlou