- UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor is a polarizing figure. And "Notorious" could care less about that. McGregor returns to the Octagon August 20 against Nate Diaz at UFC 202.
In this special edition of "The Takedown," the Irish fighter discusses his confidence, his success so far, his future in the Octagon and his gift of gab.
- You can also watch the first meeting between McGregor and Diaz in the video below:
- The lineup for UFC 202 is now set, as five fights will comprise the pay-per-view main card from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on August 20. The headline act features the welterweight rematch between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor.
In the co-main event role will be a light heavyweight title-eliminator pitting Anthony Johnson vs. Glover Teixeira, while welterweights Rick Story and Donald Cerrone, Hyun Gyu Lim and Mike Perry, and Tim Means and Sabah Homasi round out the lineup.
Set for FOX Sports 1 are collisions pitting Cody Garbrandt vs. Takeya Mizugaki, Raquel Pennington vs. Elizabeth Phillips, Artem Lobov vs. Chris Avilia and Randa Markos vs. Cortney Casey. Neil Magny-Lorenz Larkin, Colby Covington-Max Griffin and Alberto Uda-Marvin Vettori anchor the UFC Fight Pass coverage.
- The UFC will not suspend Ning Guangyou after his failed drug test, the promotion and USADA announced Tuesday. Guangyou tested positive for clenbuterol from a May test, but it came about due to a contaminated meat product.
However, the promotion has moved his planned UFC 202 fight vs. Marlon Vera to the next week in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, releasing a statement:
"The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, has completed an investigation into the circumstances of a positive test for Ning Guangyou, resulting in a no-fault sanction with no period of ineligibility.
In late July, UFC was made aware of USADA's investigation into the source of the prohibited substance clenbuterol in an out of competition sample collected from Ning Guangyou. Given it was initially unclear as to the timing of the resolution of the investigation, UFC made the decision to move Guangyou's scheduled bout against Marlon Vera on August 20, 2016 at UFC 202 to UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Condit in Vancouver, BC on August 27, 2016."