Defeat is the secret ingredient to success, according to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight champion Conor McGregor.
Just ask former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, who was knocked out by Matt Serra at UFC 69 back in 2007. Following that dreadful showing, "Rush" rattled off 12 straight wins and has yet to lose again in mixed martial arts (MMA) competition.
Can we expect the same from "Mystic Mac?"
It will be interesting to see what kind of performance we get from the 145-pound titleholder when he returns at the UFC 200 pay-per-view (PPV) event in July. Losing to Nate Diaz was probably not the result he (or his fans) expected, but at least it restores balance to the rest of the weight classes.
There is still lots of work to do at featherweight, and still lots of folks to do it with. Outside of Frankie Edgar and Jose Aldo, we have Max Holloway waiting somewhere in the wings.