Conor McGregor says that he will take criticisms about his loss to Nate Diaz at UFC 196 head on and like a man. “The Notorious” added that he will never back down from the setback and vows to come back even stronger and demanded the UFC for a rematch.
McGregor lost to Diaz in the second round of their much talked about fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena by submission. Diaz made the feisty Irishman tap after executing a deep rare naked choke that stunned not only McGregor but also those inside the venue and the millions on pay-per-view.
In his Instagram account, McGregor stated that he took a shot and missed. He added that he will never apologize for taking the shot and that he will take it like a man and will not shy away from it.
“I stormed in and put it all on the line. I took a shot and missed. I will never apologize for taking a shot. S*** happens. I’ll take this loss like a man. I will not shy away from it. I will not change who I am. If another champion goes up 2 weights let me know. If you’re tired of me talking money, take a nap. I’ll still be here when you wake up with the highest PPV and the gate. Still talking multi 7’s,” McGregor said.
He also thanked his fans for their support and slammed haters that include Jose Aldo and Rafael dos Anjos, whom he said were just all talks and would not fight him inside the Octagon.
“Thank you to the true support and f*** the hate that came out of the woodwork. I love it all. It’s still steak for breakfast. I’ve been here many times in my life in some form or another. I’ll eat it all and come back stronger. Aldo you are a p****. Dos Anjos you are a p****. When the history books are written, I showed up. You showed up on Twitter. To the fans! Never ever shy away from challenges. Never run from adversity. Face yourself head on,” McGregor added.
He also hinted to his fans that he will call for a rematch against the American jiu-jitsu fighter, who gave McGregor his third mixed martial arts career loss.
“Nate I will see you again,” McGregor stressed.
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