When Conor McGregor steps into a UFC ring, the world stops for a few minutes. All eyes are on him, as one of the biggest sporting stars on the planet. His latest fight against Nate Diaz at UFC 196 on Saturday was supposed to be a bit of a walkover for him. Even with the step up in weight. But it wasn’t to be. ‘The Notorious’ tapped out at 4 minutes 12 seconds of the second round. And NOBODY saw it coming…
It was an evening of surprise results as Miesha Tate shocked Holly Holm on the undercard to be crowned the new women’s bantamweight champion in another result few predicted. But it was McGregor’s defeat which really gobsmacked viewers.
Diaz has pedigree, but as a last-minute stand-in for Rafael Dos Anjos, no one really thought the Latino hitman stood much of a chance against the Irishman’s devastating arsenal. But McGregor looked uncomfortable for the whole fight, clearly the man’s not suited to welterweight.
No belts changed hands, but it’s a massive bruise to McGregor’s ego. Watch exactly what went down right here. Here’s the Conor McGregor Vs. Nate Diaz fight in full: