Fot. @erhfoto Whenever you achieve something big, when you have Success in a scale that Has never been reached in your field There will always be haters, There will be people Rooting for you to fail but know that the people that really understand the sport And the business look up to you And for the work that you have done No Result will erase the legacy you have built Never forget that the lions should never lose sleep over the opinion of the sheep (not about fans) I DO RESPECT ALL THE FIGHTERS!! Congratulations to @natediaz209 who did an amazing job! @ufc @ufceurope @thenotoriousmma #ufc #ufc196 #weareallone
When Conor McGregor got popped and choked out by Nate Diaz in the UFC 196 pay-per-view (PPV) main event last Saturday (March 5, 2016), there were a lot of mourners, as well as jubilant onlookers.
It was a tough pill to swallow certainly, but others have been quick to defend "Notorious."
Now another fellow champion is lending a hand to pick up the reigning featherweight titleholder during tough times. Women's strawweight queen Joanna Jedrzejczyk took to Instagram to show the boisterous Irishman a little appreciation for all the hard work he's put in.
The caption reads:
"There will always be haters. There will be people Rooting for you to fail but know that the people that really understand the sport And the business look up to you And for the work that you have done No Result will erase the legacy you have built Never forget that the lions should never lose sleep over the opinion of the sheep."
Though Jedrzejczyk has yet to lose inside the Octagon, she does know a thing or two about mental warfare. However, it's nothing compared to the war that McGregor wages before upcoming contests.
The SBG Ireland product talked a big game prior to his run-in with Stockton's finest Diaz, but failed to deliver the goods like he's used to doing. It would appear, though, that McGregor is very much back on his high horse and looking forward to picking up an eighth UFC victory in the near future.
In all likelihood it will come against former foe and 145-pound king Jose Aldo, if he and his coach have their way. All aboard the UFC 200 express.
For more on the fallout from UFC 196 click here.