After all the trash talk watch the result!
In much the same way as Ronda Rousey was dethroned by Holly Holm, McGregor was finished in stunning fashion by Nate Diaz at UFC 196 .
Jumping up two weight divisions after winning the featherweight belt against Jose Aldo, McGregor found the bigger man too much to handle as he was submitted in the second round via rear naked choke .
“Oh. My. Goodness,” commentator Joe Rogan said. “What a night, ladies and gentlemen. What a night. Wow.”
McGregor started well, getting the better of Diaz in the opening round. But the Stockton brawler caught McGregor with a couple of solid shots in the second round and McGregor showed his weaknesses .
He failed in a takedown attempt before allowing Diaz to mount his back — and from there it was only a matter of time before Diaz choked him out .
“I’m not surprised motherf*****s,” said Diaz, who was called up as a late replacement for injured lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos. “I knew it was going to be a slow start for me … If I had a full camp I don’t think I would have been touched .”
McGregor gave his opponent credit for taking the fight at short notice and labelled his own performance inefficient. “I took the chance going to 170,” McGregor said .
“I’m humble in victory or defeat … He was efficient, I wasn’t efficient.
“These things happen, I’ll learn, I’ll grow. I’ll face it like a man, like a champion and come back again .”