After losing to Nate Diaz via submission in the second round at Saturday’s UFC 196, Conor McGregor tipped his cap to his opponent in his post-fight interview.
“I’m humble in victory or defeat,” McGregor said. “My respect to Nate. He came in and took the fight on short notice, came in at 170 [pounds] and did the job. He was efficient. I wasn’t efficient.”
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. He netted $1 million from the fight, while Diaz made $500,000.
– Kenny Ducey