Conor McGregor took to social media again today, with a rematch against Nate Diaz still weighing heavily on his mind.
Despite having lost to Diaz by a second round rear-naked choke submission back in March, McGregor appears to be drawing confidence from his success in the striking exchanges earlier in the fight, and claims that he’ll “toy’ with his rival the next time they meet in the Octagon.
“Working the rear hand uppercut with Roddy prior to UFC 196,” McGregor wrote on Instagram alongside a picture from his UFC 196 media- day workout.
“A shot I called pre fight.
“Who else can call a shot like the rear hand uppercut on a big 6 foot lurch and then go out and dig that baby repeatedly into the nose?
“Didn’t think so.
“Mark my fucking words I am going to toy with him in the rematch.
A day earlier Diaz had simply responded with the comment, “#whitebelt” when McGregor made similar boasts about his ability to get the better of a second fight between the two stars.
It remains unclear whether this will be the next fight for McGregor though, with the UFC’s Dana White having indicated that he’d prefer him to defend his featherweight title against the winner of UFC 200’s Jose Aldo Vs Frankie Edgar bout instead.