Conor McGregor was an enthusiastic observer during UFC 277’s women’s bantamweight main event title rematch between Amanda Nunes and Julianna Pena this past weekend, and afterwards he drew parallels between their two fights and his own blockbusters bouts with Nate Diaz.
“It’s mad to me the similarities of last night’s ladies bantamweight world title fight rematch to mine and Diaz’s fights,” McGregor said on Twitter audio. “No. 1, the highly touted, the GOAT of the sport, me and Amanda Nunes – sheer toughness, willingness to fight, but caught off guard.
“Took a couple of shots, gives a couple of shots, eats a couple of shots, but then the tide turns (and) gets choked. Now the return of the rematch, confidence on the other side, tenacity, toughness, all that is still there. More focused work on Amanda Nunes’ side …
“At the end of the original bout (with Diaz), ‘I’m not surprised motherf*ckers.’ And then again, ‘I’m not surprised motherf*ckers.’ Julianna said it.
“And then the (Nunes-Peña rematch) goes the exact same way in the second fight (as mine with Diaz). Dropped multiple times, just better prepared, cracks with the shots, gets dropped multiple times, (but) the toughness is still there, she’s still on Amanda’s face, (Diaz) still on my face. Some fights are iconic mixed martial arts bouts. Amanda is a double champ, I’m double champ. I’m not surprised, I’m not surprised. I don’t know. It’s a mad scene.”