I have been on the mat with McGregor: he is the real deal

Defeat came only after he tried to achieve an extraordinary and unprecedented shift up two weight classes to fight Nate Diaz

13th March, 2016
Conor McGregor suffers at the hands of Nate Diaz during the fight in Las Vegas last weekend Picture: Getty

In the early hours of Sunday morning, UFC commentator Joe Rogan put his arm around Nate Diaz on live television and said “You’ve just shocked the world”. Diaz had beaten the best known mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter on the planet - Conor McGregor. An army of followers were stunned. A bloodied McGregor proclaimed that he was “humble in victory and defeat” before leaving the Octagon with his long-term coach John Kavanagh by his side....

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