You can’t take anything away from Conor McGregor – he moved up to a 170 pounds due to his supreme confidence, and looked good in the first against Nate Diaz. Conor has one hell of a left hand, but there’s a reason why there are weight classes in MMA. Conor simply has never fought the type of fighters Nate Diaz has. Imagine Conor in the Octagon against Rory MacDonald – it’s just not fair. Conor’s confidence was his undoing.
That’s not taking anything away from him. Conor is one hell of a fighter, but Nate Diaz was better on this night. And so, because this was a huge upset with Nate Diaz answering the call on only ten days of notice.
Ireland is just one big, crying Jordan right now.