UFC featherweight champ Conor McGregor suffered the first loss of his UFC career (third pro MMA loss overall) this past Saturday at the hands of Nate Diaz in a bout contested at 170lb.
Originally scheduled to challenge lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos for the 155lb title, McGregor accepted a short notice fight with Diaz at a higher weight after RDA pulled out with a foot injury less than two weeks before UFC 196.
Having talked a great deal of trash on his UFC opponents prior to beating them, most expected for Conor to fall silent in the media after talking trash against Diaz and failing to back up his words. But that has turned out not to be the case.
McGregor posted via social media: “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**t 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 your 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.
“Thank you to the true support and f**k the hate that came out of the woodwork. I love it all. Its 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 pussy. Dos anjos you are a pussy. 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.
“Nate I will see you again.”
McGregor is expected to defend his UFC featherweight title in his next outing, while a grudge match between Diaz and fellow top lightweight contender Eddie Alvarez has been rumored.