Conor McGregor has issued a defiant statement on social media after tasting defeat for the first time in his UFC career against Nate Diaz on Saturday night at UFC 196.
In the post on Instagram McGregor lets the world know that he’s not going to change his outspoken ways just because a he lost a fight, reminds people that no other champion is accepting fights two weight classes higher than their own, and hints that he will fight Diaz again at some point in the future.
It’s also worth reiterating that at the post-fight press conference on Saturday night McGregor indicated that he’ll defend his featherweight title next, and still intends to compete at UFC 200 in July.
Read McGregor’s full statement below.
“I stormed in and put it all on the line. I took a shot and missed. I will never apologize for taking a shot. Shit happens. I’ll take this loss like a man. I will not shy away from it. I will not change who I am. If another champion goes up 2 weights let me know. If your tired of me talking money, take a nap. I’ll still be here when you wake up with the highest PPV and the gate. Still talking multi 7’s. Thank you to the true support and fuck the hate that came out of the woodwork. I love it all. Its still steak for breakfast. I’ve been here many times in my life in some form or another. I’ll eat it all and come back stronger. Aldo you are a pussy. Dos anjos you are a pussy. When the history books are written, I showed up. You showed up on Twitter. To the fans! Never ever shy away from challenges. Never run from adversity. Face yourself head on. Nate I will see you again.”