Nate Diaz Pulls Off Upset, Taps Out Conor McGregor In Second Round


Well, if Miesha Tate upsetting Holly Holm to become the new UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion wasn’t enough, the main event had quite the shocking outcome at UFC 196 as well.

UFC veteran and former TUF Champion Nate Diaz forced “The Notorious” Conor McGregor to tap out to a rear-naked choke at the 4:12 mark of the second round, ending what was a two-round war up until that point.

McGregor lumped up Diaz with kicks and punches in the first round, opening a big cut near Diaz’s right eye that turned the Stockton native’s face into a crimson mask. Diaz was covered in blood by the end of the first.

In the second round, Diaz’s face was a completely bloody mess after McGregor started putting together an impressive series of strikes only to get caught with some by Diaz that rocked him. McGregor never seemed to completely recover as from that point on, Diaz stayed on McGregor and blistered him with a barrage of shots that led to him getting the Irishman’s back and sinking in the rear-naked choke.

“Hey, I’m not surprised mother f*ckers,” said Diaz when Joe Rogan asked him how it felt to get that victory.

For complete UFC 196 results, click here.


Derek Lewis Talks Bodily Functions, Taking Anger Out On Travis Browne At Wildly Entertaining...

In what could go down as one of the most explicitly honest post-fight interviews in UFC history, Derek Lewis (18–4 (1)) discussed what made...

Johny Hendricks Says Move To Middleweight Made Fight Week Fun Again

Former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks has had a rough run of late, losing three straight dating back to just over a year ago,...

Video: Thiago Santos Scores Amazing Wheel Kick TKO Victory At UFC Fight Night 105

At UFC Fight Night 105 on Sunday night, Thiago Santos returned to the "Win" column with a vengeance. The UFC Middleweight contender picked up an...

UFC Fight Night 105 Results – Lewis KOs Browne In Excellent Main Event

On Sunday evening, the Octagon made its' return to Halifax, Nova Scotia, as UFC held their UFC Fight Night 105 event at the Scotiabank...

Scott Coker & Fedor On Decision Not To Fight Replacement Opponent, Fedor’s Return

When news of Matt Mitrione pulling out of his scheduled Bellator 172 main event fight against Fedor Emelianenko broke, Scott Coker's Saturday evening got...