Conor McGregor On Loss To Nate Diaz: “It’s A Tough Pill To Swallow’ (Video)
Conor McGregor before the fight: Confident, trash talking, pretty much the Irish version of Floyd Mayweather. McGregor after being choked into submission in the second round at UFC 196 by Nate Diaz: Humbled.
Props to McGregor for moving up two weight classes just to take this fight, most fighters would never do this. Conor after the fight had this to say:
“I feel I was simply inefficient with my energy,” he said at the postfight press conference, per Bloody Elbow. “Usually, when I fight a man in the division I am champion in and they crumble under those shots. But Nate took them very well. I think the weight allowed him to take those shots well.”
“It’s a tough pill to swallow, but we can either run from adversity or we can face our adversity head on and conquer it,” McGregor said of the loss. “And that’s what I plan to do. It wasn’t ideal, I got caught. It is what it is. I’ll face it. I’ll take it on the chin. And I’ll carry on. I’ll learn from it. And that’s it.”
“I’m not cut,” he said. “I’m simply heartbroken and that’s it. I’ll pick myself up and we’ll figure it out in the morning.”
— UFC (@ufc) March 6, 2016