McGregor, the UFC’s featherweight champion, compared Diaz to Homer J Simpson in the “The Simpsons” episode where he begins boxing Friday at a gym day here in Vegas. Diaz, of course, beat McGregor by second-round submission at UFC 196 in Las Vegas.
Below is the episode of The Simpsons…
The two will meet again in the main event of UFC 202 on Aug. 20 here in Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena. McGregor is trying to avenge the first loss of his UFC run. The first bout took place at 170 pounds when McGregor usually competes at 145 and Diaz is a typical 155-pounder. And the second fight will be at the same weight. McGregor (19-3) believes he has those problems solved and he’s predicting a second-round knockout of Diaz this time around.
“It’s a challenge I have,” McGregor said. “He’s a big, slow Mexican beanbag. But I’m gonna take another stab at it. Second round. Mystic Mac.”