Opinions on Conor McGregor tapping out to Nate Diaz are still coming through thick and fast, and a lot of it has to do with the scale of shit-talking McGregor was doing before the fight and how the fight actually turned out.
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Even while acknowledging that Conor talks shit in order to boost interest for his fights, former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra wasn’t too kind when critiquing the Irishman’s performance on the night.
Not being a cock, but look at Conor. All the shit you talked, take a nap, man. It’s not like your arm was about to break.
I understand you want your career and if it was a kneebar, you’ll be out for six months, but dude, if worst comes to worst, you’ll think you’re in your bedroom. That’s it. You’ll wake up like, ‘WTF,’ but everything will be alright.
On watching the fight unfold:
I was so fucking happy seeing Nate win. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy Conor McGregor, but the shit where he went in on Nate about teaching the kids jiu-jitsu, now look, it’s one thing to be witty and this and that, but now you’re writing some shit, trying to be clever…you know what? You start crossing lines and your karma is not good, either.
You start making fun of the guys teaching jiu-jitsu classes…he could be out in the hood doing dirty shit, but he’s in there teaching kids martial arts, you dumb fucker. How dare you. That’s fucking stupid.
You want to make your money, make your money, but that’s stupid. That annoyed me, and I love the Diaz brothers, so when he (Nate Diaz) fucking lit him up, when he started landing, [laughs] I was going nuts. My oldest child does an impersonation of me: I was going ballistic at my in-laws. I was going nuts.
I think most people who wanted Nate Diaz to win just didn’t appreciate Conor McGregor’s shit-talking and felt the more poetic result would be for the (relatively) dignified underdog to come out victorious. Although some would argue that Nate wasn’t the underdog at all, he just seemed that way because of the way McGregor behaved in the build-up. Shame he couldn’t back it up where it really counts.
To read what McGregor’s original opponent on the night, Rafael Dos Anjos, had to say about the fight – click HERE.