Athletes react to Nate Diaz’s victory over Conor McGregor
American Nate Diaz pulled off a surprise victory over Ireland’s Conor McGregor via submission at Saturday’s UFC 196, and athletes around the world were absolutely blown away. Despite the fact that the fight took place so late at night on the east coast, players still stayed up past their bed times to catch what was a thrilling ending.
Below are some of the notable reactions that took place on Twitter, from basketball, football and baseball players.
Wow— Michael Carter-Willi (@MCW1) March 6, 2016
Wooooooooooooowwwwwwwww— Zack Wheeler (@Wheelerpro45) March 6, 2016
WHATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT— Evan Fournier (@EvanFourmizz) March 6, 2016
Great night of fights!!!— Anthony Rizzo (@ARizzo44) March 6, 2016
Wow Nate Diaz!!!!— Aaron Hicks (@AaronHicks31) March 6, 2016
Diaz...respect— Phil Hughes (@PJHughes45) March 6, 2016
😂😂😂😂dang this sport has to be the most unpredictable— Festus Ezeli (@festus) March 6, 2016
Mcgregor vs Diaz what a match!— Robert Quinn (@RQuinn94) March 6, 2016
– Kenny Ducey