Late last evening, the UFC announced that Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor was officially the main event for UFC 200 in July at welterweight. President Dana White then appeared on ESPN’s SportsCenter and suggested that Conor McGregor wanted the fight at 170lbs and would not return to featherweight to defend his title
However, McGregor’s coach replied to a fans question on twitter and suggested that the rematch, set to take place on July 9, 2016 at the T-Mobile Arena is at welterweight as the UFC insisted it was that weight.
@davehighton83 initially thought 155 would suit both guys better. UFC insisted on 170. we agreed. not that much of a biggie.
— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) March 31, 2016
Even though the fight is at 170lbs, John Kavanagh does not seem concered stating the difference between fighting at 155lbs and 170lbs is ‘not much of a biggie’.