Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz now off?

Now, the UFC has a big problem if BJPenn.com is right. They’re now reporting that the speculated Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor fight – which they reported first – may not happen now.

So, if this is correct, the main event for UFC 196 may still be up in the air. Or president Dana White may change the card and put Holly Holm and Meisha Tate for the women’s bantamweight championship as the main card.

McGregor was supposed to fight Rafael dos Anjos, before dos Anjos had to back out this morning after suffering a broken foot. McGregor was supposed to go up 10 pounds in order to face dos Anjos.

“Sorry to all my real fans and @ufc, I never cancel any fight due to injury but accidents happen,” dos Anjos wrote on Twitter.

According to BJPenn.com, “Given that McGregor was already going up 10 pounds to fight Rafael dos Anjos, the UFC doesn’t want to see McGregor fight at a catchweight bout of 165 pounds. In addition, the UFC’s offer isn’t worth Diaz dropping to 155 pounds in less than two weeks.”

They’re saying that Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone should step up to fight McGregor. Cerrone, Anthony Pettis and Uriah Faber have all said they would fight him on short notice.

Cerrone just defeated Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira on Sunday night from the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. He won in the first round with a triangle choke submission.

Diaz is 18-10 and has been fighting at the 155-pound class. The Cesar Gracie Fight Team has been fighting in Lightweight and last fought against Michael Johnson on Dec. 19.

McGregor is 19-2 all-time, and he’s been fighting at the 145-pound, featherweight class. The SBG Ireland association fighter defeated Jose Aldo in the first round on Dec. 12, just 13 seconds into the fight.

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