Conor McGregor’s coach Kavanagh: ‘UFC insisted on Nate Diaz fight being at welterweight’

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.

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’.

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