Nate Diaz defeats Conor McGregor at UFC 196

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UFC 196: Nate Diaz, Tate earn shocking upsets over McGregor, Holm
Sunday March 6th, 2016

Nate Diaz (19–10 MMA, 14–8 UFC) defeated Conor McGregor (19–3 MMA, 7–1 UFC) via submission in the second round at UFC 196 on Saturday.

McGregor currently holds the UFC title belt at 145 pounds, and made the jump to 170 pounds to fight Diaz. While his goal is to hold belts at both weights, he may not be allowed to do so

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McGregor netted $1 million from the fight, while Diaz comes away with $500,000.

The two traded verbal blows in the weeks leading up to the fight, with McGregor telling Diaz he would "eat him alive,” while Diaz accused the Irishman of being on steroids.

– Kenny Ducey

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