The fallout of Conor McGregor’s first UFC loss has been a harsh.

The reigning featherweight champion saw his 15 fight unbeaten streak, which spanned over four years, come to a screeching halt, courtesy of a second round rear-naked choke from Nate Diaz

While McGregor does remain the UFC’s reigning featherweight champion, his loss to Diaz showed the first moment’s of mortality inside the Octagon. Until his loss, “Notorious” had looked like a world beater, decimating almost every one of his UFC opponents with his vaunted left hand.

But now with both fighters and fans wasting no time in voicing their approval of the brash Irishman seemingly being knocked back down to earth, McGregor took to his made it known he had no plans of changing.

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.

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“I stormed in and put it all on the line. I took a shot and missed, wrote McGrgor. “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 f*ck 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.

While the champion was more than humble in defeat, especially towards his opponent, he refused to hold back and unleashed some choice words to a pair of his Brazilian rivals.

“[Jose] Aldo you are a pussy. [Rafael] 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.

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