Brett Okamoto makes his picks for Saturday's UFC 202 card, featuring a welterweight rematch between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor and light heavyweights Anthony Johnson and Glover Teixeira. - From ESPN.com
OK, so actually the road to UFC 202 on Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas hasn't been long at all.
Now he's staring down the barrel of a second consecutive loss to Diaz, who was so disgruntled with the sport and his contract in 2014, he actually requested a release from the UFC.
On the ground, it's safe to assume Diaz holds a massive advantage.
McGregor is not inept on the floor -- certain criticisms of his grappling have been, in my opinion, a bit exaggerated -- but at the same time, it's true he hasn't had to show submission defense often in the UFC.
I expect the pace to remain high but fewer power shots.