The UFC had built McGregor up and it was nearly he would run through Nate Diaz.
But after a bright start to the second round, where he landed with a big left to the body, the “Notorious One” was rocked by a heavy left hand from which he failed to fully recover.
Holly lost her bought in the 5 and final round by a rear naked choke, which she thought she was going to get out of.
The loss was a severe blow to McGregor’s pre-fight hype, especially considering Diaz had only taken the fight when lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos pulled out less than two weeks ago.
“It is what it is”.
“I felt I took him in the first, but I wasn’t efficient”, he admitted. I’ll eat it all and come back stronger.
Life hasn’t always been easy for Tate as she has had multiple UFC Championship fights, all of which were against rival Ronda Rousey whom had whooped her ass each time.
Though Tate had Holm close to tapping out in the second round, it was the champion, fresh off her own upset title win against Ronda Rousey, who was on top in the first, third, and fourth rounds. I will take it on the chin.
“I took a shot, I went at it and I feel I was simply inefficient with my energy”. If another champion goes up 2 weights let me know.
Conor McGregor is summing up his loss to Nate Diaz in two words – “Sh*t happens”. This isn’t the fight I’m making, I’m just saying, Nate [Diaz] and Robbie Lawler would make a lot of sense. Rousey texted him back, “Looks like I’ve got to get back to work”.
Diaz said “nothing surprised” him about the bout in his post-match interview with Fox, and while he described his opponent as a good fighter, he also added, “He’s where he’s at because of the push he’s getting”.
World heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury has had a dig at MMA star Conor McGregor following the Irishman’s defeat on Saturday. Especially when you tend to get people like McGregor who isn’t focused on the fight and more about talking. One might lose from time to time, although he hasn’t lost his last 15 fights, the previous one happening more than five years ago.