Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight champion Connor McGregor suffered his first defeat in five years at UFC 196. The Irishman’s loss at the hands of Nate Diaz was his first at UFC. However, the UFC star has taken his loss graciously and is already looking to move on in life.
Within 24-hours from being choked to submission by the No. 5 lightweight Diaz, McGregor was seen attending an event hosted by Las Vegas’ Encore Beach Club. Looking at the 27-year-old one could easily notice his rejuvenated mood.
Conor McGregor was surrounded by 10 bikini clad women. Mystic Mac had his share of fun by draping his arm around two and posing for a photograph. The MMA fighter however had his eyes covered with sunglasses to camouflage his black eye.
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It’s natural for a champion and undefeated fighter to be mentally destroyed after suffering a loss to an underdog. However, McGregor has come out strong from his defeat and has shared some positive attitude with his fans.
Although the Irishman is missing the swagger and aggression we are accustomed to, he is sticking with his philosophy– dream big.
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“I stormed in and put it all on the line. I took a shot and missed. I will never apologize for taking a shot. I’ll take this loss like a man” McGregor said after the fight.
He also had some specific message for his fans.
“To the fans! Never, ever shy away from challenges. Never run from adversity. Face yourself head-on.” McGreggor added.
The 27-year-old MMA fighter has also thrown an open challenge to any UFC fighter who dreams of taking on The Notorious. McGregor told that he wishes to be informed if any champion has gained 2 weights to take him on.
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