Conor McGregor opens as favorite over Nate Diaz

On Tuesday, UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos announced that he would have to pull out of the UFC 196 main event against Conor McGregor due to a broken foot.

It was announced later in the day that Nate Diaz would replace him to face off against McGregor in a welterweight bout.

This didn’t change much of the betting lines for McGregor. He is still a heavy favorite to win the match over Diaz as the odds were released early Wednesday morning.

This should be a great fight between two very different fighters. Despite it not being be a title bout as originally scheduled, this should still be a very entertaining matchup.

The two will hit the Octagon on March 5 in Las Vegas, with the UFC women’s bantamweight title bout between champion Holly Holm and Miesha Tate being the co-main event.

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UFC 196: Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz pre-fight press conference
UFC 196: Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz pre-fight press conference