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McGregor: 'I was eating four breakfasts and a dessert' on day of weigh ins for UFC 196

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Was diet a part of the reason that Conor McGregor flagged so much in the second round against Nate Diaz? That seems to be what the SBG Ireland fighter is suggesting.

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Conor McGregor was supposed to face Nate Diaz in a rematch of his first UFC loss, at UFC 196 back in March. The pair were scheduled for another fight, at welterweight, as the main event of UFC 200 this July. He's since been pulled from the fight for failing to meet scheduled promotional duties, but that doesn't seem to have dampened his enthusiasm for a second shot at the younger Diaz brother:

So what's changed since the first time around? It sounds like at least one of the big differences for McGregor might be his choice of pre-fight meals.

And of course, no reason not to take a couple shots at Diaz while he's talking about the the fight.

For all those fans who are still pushing for McGregor to return to featherweight and defend his title at 145 rather than pushing for more fights in upper divisions, never fear, he had a message for you as well.

However, while the year is still young, his current contract problems seem to have put a serious damper on the idea of McGregor fighting any time in the near future, with the UFC even going so far as to say they wouldn't put him on a New York card this fall. And that alone may make the idea of getting in two fights before 2017 something of a remote proposition, even with 8 months to sort out the differences.