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How The MMA World Reacted To McGregor Vs Diaz Being Confirmed For UFC 196

PJ Browne
By PJ Browne

Less than 24 hours after it was confirmed Rafael dos Anjos was out of his lightweight title fight with Conor McGregor, the Dubliner already has a new opponent for March 5th.

In what is undoubtedly going to be a fun fight - the trash-talking in the build-up should be off the charts - McGregor takes on Nate Diaz, not a lightweight but instead welterweight.

Cowboy Cerrone was initially the favourite to face McGregor but Dana White said the UFC felt Diaz would make the more exciting fight.

Here's how Twitter reacted to the news.

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