UFC News: Conor McGregor suffered from staph infection before the Nate Diaz fight
One of the biggest upsets of the year was Nate Diaz defeating Conor McGregor in the second round via submission at UFC 196.
Diaz took the match on eleven days’ notice. During the fight, The Notorious one was gradually exhausted, which led to Diaz taking advantage. UFC commentator, Joe Rogan, pointed out that McGregor was suffering from staph infection two weeks before the fight and this could have been a negative factor that affected the Irishman’s game plan.
“The guy steps in loses to Diaz, takes the Diaz fight, on short notice-by the way, after a staph infection,” Rogan said during his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience.
“Here’s something not a lot of people know, he had a pretty significant staph infection and was on antibiotics until like, I think two weeks before the fight. If you don’t think that drains your gas tank, you’ve never had a staph infection, and you’ve never taken antibiotics. They’re brutal on your whole body.”
Rogan also recounted his experience of having a staph infection, which he refers to being dangerous to anyone. According to him, the treatment involves some heavy dose of anti-biotic. He recalls having felt weakness and ‘light headed’.
Imagine the impact it must have had on McGregor.
Conor McGregor, however, got back up after the loss and successfully went to the distance with his rival, Nate Diaz at UFC 202. After his victory over Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205, the talks of the duo having a third fight have begun once again on social media.
Their first two fights turned out to be the highest grossing pay-per-views in the history of the company. With that said, the new UFC owners wouldn’t overlook the financial potential of a trilogy bout.
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