MMA has inspired some terrible tattoos, but this McGregor-Diaz ink is pretty amazing

One MMA fan now has quite the way to remember UFC 202 and the rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz.

On Aug. 20, 2016, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, then-featherweight champion McGregor narrowly edge Diaz via majority decision in a non-title welterweight bout. McGregor avenged a submission loss to Diaz from earlier in the year, and it ultimately set up a move to lightweight, where McGregor beat Eddie Alvarez to claim the 155-pound title.

The rematch between McGregor (21-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC) and Diaz (19-11 MMA, 14-9 UFC) was a back-and-forth, bloody and often-grueling five-rounder that earned plenty of “Fight of the Year” accolades. UFC 202, which had the two rivals on the top of the bill, is also reported to have done 1.6 million pay-per-view buys – a UFC record.

So how do you honor one of the biggest fights in MMA history? One MMA fan got some nifty ink to do it.

Here’s the tattoo, in video form (via Instagram):

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It appears to be inspired by this image from AP photographer Isaac Brekken:

For more on UFC 202, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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Security guard reportedly suing Conor McGregor for throwing a can – and it gets even weirder

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Dann StuppRemember that fiery Conor McGregor-Nate Diaz press conference? Remember the thrown cans and bottles? One security guard does.

In fact, William Pegg is reportedly suing McGregor for at least $95,000. That’s $5,000 in medical expenses after a can hit him toward the back and near his left shoulder, he claims, plus at least another $90,000.

It all resulted from McGregor’s August 2016 rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202. Prior to the fight, the UFC hosted a wild press conference in which McGregor showed up late, Diaz and his camp started to walk out, and then all hell broke loose as the two sides hurled cans and bottles.

So how did it lead to the near-six-figure lawsuit?

From TheBlast.com:

How did (Pegg) arrive at that number, you ask?

Pegg claims in the lawsuit that Conor McGregor made $15,000,000 from his fight with Diaz, during which he was “significantly” struck by Diaz 166 times. So … $15,000,000 divided by 166 is about $90,000 (the extra $5K comes from the medical expenses).

McGregor’s lawyers have filed a response denying any responsibility.

McGregor (21-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC), who won the UFC 202 bout via majority decision to avenge an earlier defeat to Diaz, was ultimately fined $25,000 for the press-conference melee and ordered to complete 25 hours of community service. Diaz received a $15,000 fine from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, along with 15 hours of community service.

McGregor recently tried his hand at professional boxing and took pound-for-pound great Floyd Mayweather to the 10th round before a TKO loss in the pay-per-view blockbuster. He’s expected to return to MMA, likely in 2018, and possibly in a trilogy fight with Diaz.

For more on the UFC’s upcoming schedule, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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