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Roy Jones Jr. has advice for Conor McGregor's rematch with Nate Diaz

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What's this? Something to do with Conor McGregor and boxing that doesn't involve Floyd Mayweather? Can't be.

Unless the recent issues between UFC brass and Nate Diaz can't be resolved, it seems inevitable that Conor McGregor and Diaz will square off again. It's a big money fight that McGregor seems set on getting and that would appear to fit right into Nate's plans of getting paid. It may not happen right away, it may not even end up being the next fight for either man, but it feels like it's bound to happen.

When the fight finally does go down, McGregor isn't going to find himself short on advice as to how to better approach it. Fans, pundits, and even other fighters have all had plenty to say about McGregor's errors and the possible solutions to them. Recently, FightHub.TV caught up with former championship boxer and fight commentator Roy Jones Jr. to ask his opinion on McGregor vs. Diaz II and how McGregor might improve on his performance for the rematch. First and foremost RJJ put his focus on McGregor underestimating Nate:

"Yeah, but you can't underestimate a guy," Roy Jones Jr. said of McGregor's first fight with Diaz. "You move up in weight to fight this guy. You don't want to move up and think it's easy, because if it was easy everyone would do it. Just because it looks like you can beat him, still, it's not easy stepping up in weight. It's a big thing, you understand me? So, just going up in weight because you think you're better than him, doesn't mean that you are. Sometimes you go up in weight and find out, 'Whoa, no wonder this guy's different.' So, now that he's been there, he understands a little bit more about what he's up against. So, his chances are much better in phase two than it was in phase one."

As for direct advice, RJJ's advice was pretty straight forward:

"Be smart, find a good guy as far as boxing goes, teach you how to deal with boxing, and come back at it."

And while he's willing to give McGregor advice and feels that the featherweight champ has a better shot the second time around, that doesn't necessarily mean that RJJ is rooting for McGregor... or Diaz for that matter. He's just looking for a good fight to watch:

"I have no clue, but I can't wait to see it," Roy Jones Jr. said of picking a winner. "I mean, he's the type of guy who I think could be, but I can't wait to see it. I mean, he's a real warrior, he's a real winner, and we have to see. But, he's fighting a tough guy in any one of the Diaz brothers, Nate or Nick. These guys are no easy fights, so I look forward to a wonderful night and both guys could win it. May the best man win."

"May the best man win," he continued. "I love both of them, because they're fighters and they're fighting. So, I love it. So I mean, may the best man win."

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    Yeah, he knows what to expect now.
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    No. This is an awful matchup for him.
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    1-breakfast McGregor is the Stallion Who Mounts the World.
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