Avoid The Takedown
Aside from making sure his striking is well versed and on point, McGregor should look to avoid the takedown at all costs. Despite saying that he ‘dominated’ Diaz on the ground at UFC 196 prior to falling into a rear-naked-choke, McGregor is at a significant disadvantage when it comes to the grappling department. Diaz is a longtime Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt and his submission game is simply world class. In fact, 12 of Diaz’s 19 career victories have come by way of submission. If the fight ends up on the canvas, I just don’t see McGregor having much success, and he could potentially end up in the same position he did last time.