Nate Diaz replaces the injured Rafael Dos Anjos and will fight Conor McGregor at UFC 196 on March 5th.
Diaz beat Michael Johnson by decision in December, Diaz said the only reason he took that fight was to get a fight with Conor.
Nate almost got the fight with Conor at UFC 189, but they replaced the injured Aldo with Mendes.on that card.
Conor will be at a reach disadvantage for the first time in his UFC career against Diaz, with a 2 inch shorter reach a 3 inch height disadvantage.
Movement coach Ido Portal is working with Conor in the last few days leading up to UFC 196.
And Conor is on the latest issue of Sports Illustrated.
Diaz fought 4 times at 170 in 2010 and 2011, winning against Rory Markham and Marcus Davis, and Losing decisions against Dong Hyun Kim and Rory MacDonald.
Only other fighters to be on the cover are Roger Huerta in May 2007 and Ronda Rousey in May 2015.
Conor's last fight at 155 was on December 31st 2012; After the fight Joe Rogan Tweeted Conor saying he looked s
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