Stunned reaction to Conor McGregor's defeat and sly digs from Jose Aldo and Rafael Dos Anjos
Published 06/03/2016 | 06:45
Conor McGregor's enemies lined up to have a go this morning after the Dubliner was choked out in the second round of his welterweight encounter against Nate Diaz at UFC 196.
It was a night of shocks at the MGM Grand Arena after Holly Holm surrendered her bantamweight title to Miesha Tate in the final round of their contest.
McGregor was humble in defeat after he was forced to submit to Diaz and many took to Twitter to share their shock at the upset.
Jose Aldo, who lost his featherweight belt to McGregor in December, was among the first to react and call for a mouthwatering rematch at UFC 200 while Rafael Dos Anjos, who the Crumlin native was supposed to fight tonight for the lightweight crown, also had a dig.
Conor's coach John Kavanagh and Conor Pendred also took to social media with typically classy response to the loss.
Here is a flavour of the reaction from Twitter:
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) March 6, 2016
Congrats to Nate and his team on a great win.
This is not feather weight— Rafael dos Anjos (@RdosAnjosMMA) March 6, 2016
Soft!!!!— Rafael dos Anjos (@RdosAnjosMMA) March 6, 2016
Oh my god. I'm going back to bed. Gutted. #UFC196— David Meyler (@DavidMeyler7) March 6, 2016
@ufc unreal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!— Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars) March 6, 2016
@TheNotoriousMMA Humble in victory and defeat. Always proud of you champ.— Aisling Daly (@aisydaly) March 6, 2016
Gutted for McGregor, still an amazing athlete to do what he's done so far! He will bound back! Sad to say all the bandwagoners jumping off— Michael Conlan (@mickconlan11) March 6, 2016