UFC 196 How To Watch Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz: Live Stram, Schedule, What Time does it Start Tonight

UFC 196 How To Watch Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz: Live Stram, Schedule, What Time does it Start TonightFull preview of Conor McGregor v Nate Diaz ## UFC 196 ## in Las Vegas, including start time, latest odds and expert verdict.When is the fight taking place?

You’re going to have to stay up very late##UFC 196##, or get up very early, if you want to watch the Notorious Conor McGregor take on Brazilian jiu-jitsu teacher Nate Diaz. The fight will take place in the early hours of Sunday morning, at around 3am.

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UFC 196 How To Watch Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz: Live Stram, Schedule, What Time does it Start Tonight

Where is it?

The vast majority of the biggest UFC events take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, and this one is no different. Expect McGregor’s loyal travelling support to make the famous old venue seem more like Croke Park, however.

Gareth A Davies: where the fight will be decided

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Conor McGregor

McGregor, 27, has had only seven fights in the UFC, winning six times by KO or TKO, and once by decision. But overall, he is on a 15-fight winning streak going back five years.

For the third time in succession, McGregor is headlining at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, having toppled one of the sports pound for pound greats, Jose Aldo, in just 13 seconds in December to claim the featherweight belt. McGregor is stepping up 25lbs to face Nate Diaz, who has fought at both lightweight and welterweight.The key with McGregor right now is confidence, momentum, and his trademark movement. McGregor has precision stoppage power in hands and feet, but accurate, strong accumulative attacks. Iron-clad self-belief, precision strikes, and his footwork should outsmart Diaz.

McGregor will start fast, move in and out quickly, trying to draw Diaz in and land counters. His left hook and kicks will be dangerous tools in this fight.

UFC 196 How To Watch Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz: Live Stram, Schedule, What Time does it Start Tonight

Nate Diaz

Diaz, 30, goes into his 22nd fight in the UFC, including the TUF finale, with nothing to lose. The American has come in on under two weeks notice after the injury to UFC 155lbs champion Rafael Dos Anjos. Diaz is in exciting fights, and has a warrior’s heart. He will be dangerous for McGregor early in the fight.

In 21 UFC fights, Diaz has earned 10 bonus awards. He is a brawler on the feet, throwing clusters of punches, but tends to plant his feet heavily before unloading. But he does have a reach advantage over McGregor, from the southpaw stance.

Diaz is the No 5 lightweight in the UFC at present, and fought and lost for the title against then UFC champion Benson Henderson in 2012. Diaz will look to catch McGregor on the Octagon wall, swarm him, and if he can get hands on the Irishman, tie McGregor up with a dangerous ground game.

What are the purses?McGregor will earn around $10million for this contest, which is a pay per view event in the United States. Diaz will earn around $1 million.

How can I watch it?Fortunately BT Sport 2 are screening the whole of the event here in the UK. But if you’re an expat, the chances are it’s stuck on pay-per-view. That’s what you get for living in a better country.However, you can stay up to date with our live blog right here.

Did it kick off at the weigh-in?

Of course. McGregor and Diaz exchanged a slew of swear words and threats when they met at the MGM Grand, with the assembled crowd – almost overwhelmingly backing McGregor – baying for blood.

Things threatened to turn physical after both fighters weighed in under the 170-pound limit, with both fighters gesticulating at each other and continuing to trade insults. Diaz went to launch himself at McGregor, forcing the compere Dana White to intervene and keep them separate.

“I was giggling at his little soft body,” McGregor said afterwards. “How can a fat guy be so skinny at the same time? It amuses me.”

 What have they been saying?

“Diaz is like a little cholo gangsta from the hood. But at the same time he coaches kids’ jiu-jitsu on a Sunday morning and goes on bike rides with the elderly. He makes gun signs with the right hand and animal balloons with the left hand.telegraph.co

“Nate for me was the leading option. There were many, many options but in reality, many people pretended they wanted the fight until the fight actually presented itself. Frankie [##UFC 196 Watch##] never shut up and then when he was given a phone call and a date, he hasn’t been seen or heard since. Jose [Aldo] also, Jose was in camp preparing in case [Rafael] dos Anjos pulled out, and then all of a sudden dos Anjos pulls out with his bruised foot and Jose is not fit.” McGregor on Diaz.

UFC 196: PPV Details, Live Stream Info, Start Time For McGregor vs. Diaz, Holm vs. Tate

A few of the biggest names in mixed martial arts will enter the octagon on Saturday night at ##UFC 196## in Las Vegas. The pay-per-view will be highlighted by the welterweight fight between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz, and Holly Holm will make her first women’s bantamweight title defense in a fight against Miesha Tate.
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McGregor has become the most popular fighter in UFC with his string of knockout victories, and his fight with Diaz should make for one of the best-selling pay-per-views in UFC history. The two fighters have been trading verbal barbs ever since Diaz replaced the injured Rafael dos Anjos last week, and their feud almost turned physical two days before their scheduled fight.

McGregor vs Diaz had to be separated at a press conference on Thursday after the featherweight champ knocked away Diaz’s hand during their faceoff.

The main event will conclude a long night of fights at MGM Grand Garden Arena. The prelims begin at 8 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, and the PPV officially begins at 10 p.m. ET. The PPV fight card consists of five fights, including two light heavyweight fights and two women’s bantamweight fights.

Holm was in the main event of UFC 193, which reportedly sold over one million PPV buys, handing Ronda Rousey her first ever loss. Instead of waiting to defend her title when Rousey was ready to fight again in the second half of 2016, Holm will be back in the octagon less than four months later.

Tate has won four straight fights, last losing to Rousey in late 2013. But she was Rousey’s toughest opponent before Holm, lasting into the third round against the former champ.

Tickets for the event are still available through Ticketmaster. Ringside seats can be had for $1,454 each, and the cheapest seats cost $304.

##UFC 196## is available on PPV for $49.99 in standard definition and $59.99 in HD. The PPV can also be purchased for the same price with UFC.TV, which allows fans to watch a live stream of the PPV with their phone, iPad or other devices. If you want to Order UFC 196 Fight pass Click Here [Best Offer]

UFC 196 Fight Card
Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz
Holly Holm vs. Miesha Tate
Gian Villante vs. Ilir Latifi
Corey Anderson vs. Tom Lawlor
Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko

Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz trade final insults after weighing in for UFC 196 in Las Vegas

FOLLOWING a near brawl at the ## UFC 196 ## pre-fight press conference, Dana White was ready when Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz stepped off the scale at the official weigh-ins to try and keep the two opponents apart – though he couldn’t stop the Irish megastar mocking his rival’s body as both “fat and skinny at the same time.

UFC 196 white’s best efforts were still almost not enough as McGregor stepped into the face off after hitting the scale at 168 pounds and Diaz made a move like he was about to lunge at the featherweight champion.White immediately got in between them and security began pulling McGregor and Diaz apart before things got any uglier.

WATCH MCGREGOR & DIAZ’S FIERY FACE-OFF IN THE VIDEO ABOVE

Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz trade final insults after weighing in for UFC 196 in Las Vegas
Of course, Diaz had no problem giving McGregor the one-finger salute from across the cage as he continued to shout at him while the pro-Irish crowd just got louder and louder.

“I’m here to kill or be killed. F*** this little f*****. F*** you!” Diaz shouted at McGregor.

McGregor actually swiped at Diaz on Friday, which started the entire melee that nearly erupted into a full on brawl inside the MGM Grand but the Irish superstar didn’t do anything of the sort on Saturday.Instead, McGregor came out looking healthy and happy without a weight cut to drain his body and he hit the mark with a big smile on his face.

That didn’t last long once Diaz made a motion towards him at the face off as McGregor quickly came back at him as security quickly intervened to tear them apart.“I was just giggling at his little soft body,” McGregor said after the weigh-in. “How can a fat guy be so skinny at the same time? It amuses me.

“I’m looking forward to going in there, putting the martial arts back into the game. Weight should never be an issue. Champions should be able to go up and down and fight any challenge that comes before them so I’m looking to go in there tomorrow night fresh and put on a show for the fans.”foxsports.com

At this point the talking is officially over and now McGregor will finally face Diaz in the Octagon in just over 24 hours from now.More UFC 196 News & Live Stream Information Stay With Us or Enjoy The Biggest Fight This Month.

Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz awkward, profanity-laced UFC 196 interview on FOX Sports Live

Jay and Dan interview Connor McGregor and Nate Diaz. Hilarity ensues.

The only thing missing is Joe Rogan and his funny faces.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC 196) sent its headliners for the UFC 196 pay-per-view (PPV), which takes place tomorrow night (Sat., March 5, 2016) inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, in front of the cameras for the gang at FOX Sports Live.

Neither Conor McGregor nor his late-notice opponent Nate Diaz said anything you haven’t already heard, but it’s still fun to watch them curse at one another while the hosts try mightily to make order out of chaos.

The weigh ins should be bananas.

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 196 fight card on fight night (click here), starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET, and then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.

For much more on UFC 196 including previews, predictions, videos, and more, check out our comprehensive “McGregor vs. Diaz” news archive by clicking here.UFC 196

Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz face-off ends in near brawl ahead of UFC 196

Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz face-off ends in near brawl ahead of UFC 196Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz face-off ends in near brawl ahead of UFC 196UFC 196 almost started 48 hours early as Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz nearly came to blows before security rushed the stage following the pre-fight news conference Friday.

UFC 196 the customary staredown between McGregor and Diaz was expected to be heated as UFC president Dana White stood in the middle of the dais waiting for the fighters to approach.

As the fighters put up their fists for the pose, McGregor swiped Diaz’s hand away and White immediately shifted into defense mode as he tried to keep them separated before chaos ensued.

Within seconds, security jumped on stage before things got out of control, but it didn’t take long before both fighters’ camps also were getting involved.

Former UFC fighter Jake Shields was immediately backing up Diaz as well as Nate’s brother Nick, who also was jumping into the fracas as McGregor was pulled away by a security agent as well. McGregor was then flanked by his teammates, including striking coach Owen Roddy, who was watching the press conference from just a few feet away.

Just when it looked like cooler heads would prevail, McGregor and Diaz both pushed back toward each other as the stage filled with more security.

It was a brief flashback for a moment to a 2010 event in which Shields defeated Dan Henderson at a Strikeforce event before he was confronted by Jason “Mayhem” Miller in the Octagon. A brawl ensued, involving the Diaz brothers who were there that night as well.

Thankfully, this time around security were in place and ready to go before things got even uglier in the end.foxsports.com

McGregor and Diaz finally will face off in the Octagon on Saturday night, but there will be one more face-off on Friday at the UFC 196 weigh-ins.

UFC 196 Embedded, Episode 4: I hope Nate can last a little bit

Watch live as the stars of the main and co-main event of UFC 196 meet for a pre-fight press conference on Thursday, March 3 at 4pm/1pm ETPT from the David Copperfield Theater at MGM Grand.

On the fourth episode of UFC 196 Embedded, Conor McGregor shows off his driveway, Nate Diaz gets some love on the street, Miesha Tate smashes pads, Holly Holm has some fun with a young fan at the open workouts, and more.

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At UFC 196 workouts, Conor McGregor put on a show in front of the fans and the media in Las Vegas on Wednesday.

At the UFC 196 press conference Thursday, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz, UFC bantamweight champion Holly Holm and Miesha Tate, along with UFC president Dana White, will answer questions from the media. The video is expected to begin above at 4 p.m. ET.

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UFC 196: McGregor vs Diaz & Holly Holm, Miesha Tate and the Shadow of Ronda Rousey

UFC 196: McGregor vs Diaz & Holly Holm, Miesha Tate and the Shadow of Ronda RouseyUFC champion Holly Holm has a big fight coming up – and it’s not against Ronda Rousey.

Holm (10-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC), the UFC 196 women’s Bantamweight titleholder, puts her belt on the line against Miesha Tate (17-5, 4-2) on Saturday at UFC 196. But with the questions she’s getting ahead of the fight, you’d hardly know it. At every press junket and promotional stop, the queries come about Rousey – her claims that she contemplated suicide following her loss to Holm last year, her upcoming movie roles, her potential rematch for the Bantamweight crown. What Holm wants to be asked about, however, is Tate, who may prove to be her toughest opponent yet.

“How much time are we going to spend on that?” Holm sighs after yet another Rousey question. “I have Miesha in front of me.”

UFC 196: McGregor vs Diaz & Holly Holm, Miesha Tate and the Shadow of Ronda Rousey
If history is any indicator, Tate isn’t going to get out of the way, either. Don’t let her nickname (“Cupcake”) fool you; she’s one of the toughest athletes in the sport. Tate is the only fighter in the history of a major MMA organization to come back from being knocked down three times in a fight to stop their opponent inside the distance. Two fights ago, her orbital bone was cracked by a punch early in the first round, but she gutted out a decision over Olympic silver medalist Sara McMann.

She is as gritty as they come, but what makes her even more dangerous is the sizeable chip she’s carrying on her shoulder. Tate was supposed to be Rousey’s opponent at UFC 193, but even after being publicly announced as No. 1 contender, the promise was reneged and Holm took her spot. The rest is history.

“I was considering retiring out of frustration, not out of feeling like I didn’t have what it takes anymore,” Tate says. “They said, ‘Oh you’re going to fight for the title.’ Then, ‘Oh, wait – you’re not.’ My fate was in someone else’s hands and I was frustrated for a moment because I’m not in this for a participation ribbon, I’m in it to be a UFC champion.

“It felt like they were telling me it was never going to be an option,” she continues. “But fate has a way of working itself out and opportunity can present itself so destiny can fulfill itself. That’s where I think I’m at with this.”

Holm’s vicious head-kick to Rousey not only changed her career, but Tate’s as well. Tate’s four-fight UFC winning streak is the longest in her division, but the fact her record shows two career losses to Rousey put her in title purgatory as long as the belt stayed put. When Holm forced the title to change hands, though, it immediately opened the door for Tate. UFC originally planned to give Rousey an immediate rematch, but when her return to fighting was postponed to November, Holm insisted on taking another bout.

Tate was the obviously choice, and the champion says she’s in for a stern test.

“I expect a really tough fight,” Holm says. “I’m going to get the best Miesha Tate there is. Having that chance at the title taken away from her, I think this is really a motivation for her. She could change everything for her career and her life by taking this belt away. I’m really aware of that. Just because Ronda beat her doesn’t mean that I can beat her. I have to expect her hardest game.”

To date, Tate’s career has been a series of highs and lows. She was the champion of the now-defunct Strikeforce organization, but has also suffered some humiliating defeats. Tate says none of that ever deterred her from her chosen path, and because of that she believes the timing is finally right for her to hold UFC gold.

“I want to prove to the world that I’m the best,” she says. “In my mind, I already am, but I have a little bit of proving to do on Saturday, obviously. There’s some people who doubt and I want to shut out all cases of doubt. I want to go out and win this fight in emphatic fashion and be the champion. That belt symbolizes the 10-plus years that I’ve put into this sport busting my ass.”

Tate may believe it’s her destiny to beat Holm, but “The Preacher’s Daughter” would beg to differ. Holm has also worked for a lifetime to reach her current position. From a storied career as a pro boxer to her current venture as an MMA fighter, she has experienced trying ups and downs of her own.

The highlight of Holm’s career to this point is, of course, the crushing title-winning knockout of Rousey. In her mind, though, that’s just the start of what she hopes to accomplish during a long and prestigious reign as champion. She says she doesn’t want to be remembered for just one shocking upset.

“I never want to be a one-hit wonder,” Holm says. “When I look at myself I don’t even see myself with the belt. When I think of my fight, I feel like I’m fighting for the belt, not that I have it already. I’m still driving forward, so I don’t even consider myself the champ right now. I consider myself the person who needs to go in and fight for it.”

Tate’s style will offer a different challenge to Holm that what she faced in her previous fight. Rousey was an Olympic-level judo competitor with developing striking skills and the ability to end a fight on a dime. Tate, on the other hand, is a hard-nosed wrestler who has put years into stand-up training and has a will and resolve that’s difficult to account for.

If Tate can put together her best elements when she steps in the Octagon at UFC 196, another new champion could be crowned. Most who win a UFC belt believe their place on top isn’t truly solidified until the title is successfully defended. Tate has no intention of being Holm’s stepping-stone. rollingstone.com

“She said, ‘I don’t want to be a one-hit wonder,'” she says. “That’s great, but we’ll see more 196 UFC .

Conor McGregor Explains Why He’ll Have no Fear Fighting Nate Diaz at UFC 196

Conor McGregor Explains Why He'll Have no Fear Fighting Nate Diaz at UFC 196Conor McGregor’s confidence hasn’t seemed to waver as we push deeper into fight week.

UFC 196 is an speaking with Colin Cowherd Tuesday, McGregor sounded more concerned about getting a second breakfast than his five-round bout with Nate Diaz this Saturday.

“You know, for me [the Octagon] is where I’m almost the least nervous,” McGregor said on pre-fight jitters. “There are other things that might make me nervous. Things like doing the Conan O’Brien Show. I might get a little more nervous for these unusual things than I would walking out to the Octagon. Walking out to Octagon and stepping into a cage is something I literally do every single day of my life. I step foot inside an Octagon and train and compete.

“It’s just another day for me. I’m unshackling chains off me when I make that walk. It’s freedom for me in there. I get to go in. I have nobody telling me what I can do or how I can do it. I’m free to paint the picture how I want. That’s it. I enter, I come out the gate fast and I spin and I set the tone for the unorthodox and then set my opponent up for a KO blow and then I execute it. It’s simply another day for me.”

The buildup between McGregor and Diaz hasn’t been long, but it’s been explosive. If the Irishman reigns as the sport’s top trash talker, Diaz and his brother Nick aren’t far behind.McGregor says he’s counting on Diaz talking to him in the cage, but that ultimately it’s all about business.

“I don’t really hate Nate,” said McGregor. “I have no hate for any man that is on the same journey as me. We’re all chasing the same dream here so I can’t hate the man with the same dream as me. For me, it’s business. There is no emotion there. I go in and I decipher his movements, I decipher his reactions and I make a trap for him and I walk him into the trap. Whether situations in the fight are being verbalized, this is just another day inside the Octagon.

“They talk while they do their work but Nate is no different and I am no different. I’m sure there will be talking but it is business. There is no hate. There is cold.”McGregor faces Diaz March 5 in the main event at UFC 196 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

UFC 196 Countdown takes you all-access inside the lives of four fighters bracing for high-stakes showdowns in Las Vegas. Women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm looks to follow up her massive upset of Ronda Rousey by defeating another tough opponent, former Strikeforce champion Miesha Tate.

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Saturday night saw the biggest MMA event the UK has hosted in a number of years. The main event, a long awaited clash between Michael Bisping and Anderson Silva, lived up to expectation in what was an enthralling contest, with Bisping victorious on home soil.

One of, if not the biggest victory in the UFC by a British fighter, but there was just one problem. The event was not shown on British television, it was shown exclusively on UFC Fight Pass, the UFC’s online streaming service. Bisping was exceptional and British fans missed seeing a career defining performance from their biggest home-grown star.MMAFighting

For the uninitiated, the UFC has a television deal in the UK with BT Sport, but, in an odd turn of events, the two companies could not come to an agreement to air the 196 UFC fight card.

UFC 196 Embedded: No. 1 Well-Fed McGregor, Holm’s Sprinkler, Tate at Night

On Episode 1 of UFC 196 Embedded, featherweight-turned-welterweight Conor McGregor enjoys the freedom that comes with his new weight class, eating and training with full energy.

UFC 196 reigning bantamweight title challenger champion Holly Holm enjoys a rare day off, while opponent Miesha Tate goes for an evening run to prepare for her hometown title fight. UFC 196 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog following the stars of UFC 196: McGregor vs. Diaz, Saturday, March 5 on Pay-Per-View.

Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz exchange barbs in their pre-fight press conference and Holly Holm puts her belt on the line for the first time. Don’t miss UFC 196 Countdown: McGregor vs. Diaz, premiering on FS1 on Mar. 1 at 6pm/3pm ETPT.

It’s fight week in Las Vegas, and the UFC is rolling out the “Embedded” treatment for a preview of Saturday’s big UFC 196 event.

The online series previews the card, which takes place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.

In the main event, featherweight champion Conor McGregor (19-2 MMA, 7-0 UFC), who was originally slated to challenge for Rafael dos Anjos’ lightweight title, moves up to welterweight for a bout with late replacement Nate Diaz (18-10 MMA, 13-8 UFC). In the co-headliner, women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm (10-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) looks for her first title defense when she meets Miesha Tate (17-5 MMA, 4-2 UFC).mmajunkie.com

In the debut episode, McGregor is enjoying his move up to 170 pounds with bigger meals and more energy (and channels his inner Roy Nelson), Holm discusses her technique (including needed work on her “sprinkler”), and Tate takes a late-night jog through Sin City.

Check out the full episode above.

For more on UFC 196, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.