Nate Diaz Defeats Mcgregor With Submission At UFC 196
Nate Diaz defeats Mcgregor with submission at UFC 196, with less than two weeks’ notice, Nate Diaz stunned fans at UFC 196 on Saturday night (March 5)… by su Shock inside the arena as people are trying to come to grips with the idea McGregor has lost.
A small group of Diaz fans holding black t-shirts march through the stands celebrating his victory but there isn’t any great sense of agitation or anger among the McGregor fans. Mostly people seem stunned.
It’s not loud in here, no great roar, just an odd sensation that something happened that no one expected.
Nate Diaz defeats Mcgregor with submission at UFC 196, “The new baddest motherf*cker is right here,” Diaz said after the fight, bloodied face and all, before praising McGregor.
Conor seemed shell-shocked after the fight, but praised his opponent. “I took the chance going at 170 but Nate came in. I felt I took him in the first, but I didn’t utilize my energy efficiently,” he said. “I’m humble in victory and in defeat. I respect Nate. It is what it is. I’ll face it like a man.”
Diaz, 30, improves to 19-10 and earned arguably the biggest win of his career, while McGregor suffered his first loss since 2010 and now has a professional record of 19-3.
Earlier in the evening, Miesha Tate pulled out an upset of now-former UFC women’s champ, Holly Holm, submitting her via rear-naked choke in the fifth and final round. Holm didn’t tap… she was put to sleep.
If you’re Diaz, and you’re trying to figure out how to solve McGregor on short notice, you can always go to your bread and butter. Diaz has one of the sneakiest jiu-jitsu games in MMA.
One potential wild card? The psychological game. Stann heard something come out of Diaz’s mouth at last week’s wild press conference which Stann believes suggest Diaz has already let the idea of defeat enter his mind.