Nate Diaz Submits McGregor
Coming into his fight against Diaz, Conor McGregor had won 15 straight fights. Nate Diaz wanted to prove to the Irishman that he could put an end to that.
Everyone knew this was going to be an intense and rough fight, especially after the incident at the weigh-ins, when McGregor swung at Diaz. Not to mention all of the crap these two guys were talking to each other. On Saturday night, that talk was put to the test.
At 4:12 of the second round, Diaz put McGregor in a rear-naked choke. After Diaz showed no signs of letting go, McGregor had no choice but to tap out. Although McGregor seemed to have control of the fight up to that point, he learned that could all go away with one wrong move.
Those who know Nate Diaz, weren’t surprised by his words after the fight ended. “I’m not surprised, m—–f—–. There’s a new king in this … now,” said Diaz.
On the other hand, McGregor stayed humble about his defeat. “I took the chance in going up to 170. I was inefficient with my energy. I’m humbled in victory and defeat. He took the fight on short notice and done the job. He was efficient. I was not. These things happen. I’ll learn, and I’ll grow. I’ll face it like a man,” stated Conor McGregor.