It’s hard for fighters to generate heat when the blazing sun that is Conor McGregor/Nate Diaz radiates all in it’s insult-riddled glow, so credit to middleweight champ Luke Rockhold and former champ Chris Weidman for trying.
Sure, Weidman got beaten up by Rockhold recently – the first loss of his career. And sure, he and Rockhold will be rematching at UFC 199 on Rockhold’s home turf of California, where the New Yorker will get no love. But neither of this dudes is much in terms winning battles with their mouths, which is why a good portion of their “bad feelings” seems a little… I dunno, forced?
Either way, they’re going to be fighting again, and therefore have a fight to hype. Here’s their appearance on UFC Tonight.