Conor McGregor (19-3) made no excuse after his loss to Nate Diaz (20-10) on Saturday night. He said on Facebook that he’ll “take this like a man” and he “took a shot and missed”. However, immediately after the bout, McGregor told ESPN that if he landed the same shots on Nate Diaz to Rafael Dos Anjos, Dos Anjos would have been knocked out.
“I think they fall 100%” McGregor said to ESPN’s Todd Grisham. “Nate is a completely different stylistic opponent than Dos Anjos. He has the range and height.”
McGregor landed some consistent shots on Nate Diaz in the 1st round but the Stockton product seemed unfazed and kept standing in the pocket with McGregor. Diaz utilized his reach advantage throughout the fight and eventually submitted McGregor after stunning him late in the 2nd round.
It is unclear what is next for either Diaz or McGregor but expect either one to be fighting at UFC 200.