Conor McGregor got beaten up at the hands of Nate Diaz so badly, in some cultures the Irishman would now be considered Diaz’s property.
But they’re going to rematch, and McGregor will get a chance to redeem himself. Hopefully, that redemption will come after McGregor does some soul-searching and accepts that he got his ass kicked. Until then, though, we get stuff like this…
“I’m feeling very confident in myself that I’ll go in and I’ll toy with this man,” McGregor said. “Eight minutes of the fight, I was toying with him. That fadeaway left hand that he caught me with, my senses were still there. It was almost like a fatigue thing that my balance was gone.
“I always look back and question and say, what would have happened if I would have just weathered the storm? He was one or two shots being done, I feel. I feel when that left hand hit, he got this burst of energy. You can see it in his corner, they went insane. It was like they won the lotto. Then I took a couple shots and I shot [for a takedown] and I ended up in that guillotine and then it was just downhill from there. I wonder what would have happened if I just kept my hands up, I kept circling, took the smacks and survived. Eventually his energy that he gained from that left-hand shot would have dipped again and then round three would have began. There’s a lot of questions and stuff I’m confident I can improve next time. I’m going in here confident that I will get this rematch back.”
Bro, you got slaughtered. Accept it.