Underdog Nate Diaz forces Conor McGregor into a shock second-round submission

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor faced an unexpected defeat as Nate Diaz ended his 15-fight winning streak.Diaz forced McGregor to tap out with 48 seconds remaining in the second round as the two met at the UFC 196 at the MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas.

Nate Diaz

McGregor was seemingly in control of the first round and a half, yet Diaz managed to stun him with an electric series of punches that led to a defeating rear-naked choke – and nobody could believe it.



And fans hadn’t forgotten about McGregor’s pay check – the 27-year-old set a new UFC record with his $1 million disclosed purse for the fight, which he left with his tail between his legs after comparing his opponent to a gazelle about to be eaten by a lion.


 

And here is McGregor’s reaction immediately after the fight. Humble in victory or defeat, indeed.

Diaz wasn’t the only underdog to emerge victorious from the explosive Las Vegas night. Earlier, Miesha Tate managed to lock Holly Holms into a choke, rendering the champ seemingly unconscious with 90 seconds left in the fifth round.

Miesha Tate

Holms, who knocked Ronda Rousey out with a head kick in November, picked Tate apart for the first three rounds yet faltered after Tate’s desperate takedown, which saw Tate take home the women’s bantamweight title.



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