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Conor McGregor defiant in wake of Nate Diaz loss, torches UFC 'p---y' during epic Facebook rant

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight champion Conor McGregor got a painful lesson in 209-jitsu last Saturday night (March 5, 2016), after he was forced to surrender to Nate Diaz in their UFC 196 pay-per-view (PPV) headliner (highlights).

But at least he had the balls to show up.

That's the message from "Notorious" in the wake of his first defeat under the UFC banner, which drew criticism from Brazilian haters Jose Aldo and Rafael dos Anjos. The former called McGregor a "pussy" for coming up short, while the latter found his ex-foe "soft."

McGregor lights them up on Facebook:

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"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."

McGregor is expected to return to the 145-pound division and defend his title at UFC 200.

Whether that's against Aldo or Frankie Edgar remains to be seen. The Brazilian probably should settle down, since the past twelve months saw him withdraw from a McGregor fight (UFC 189), get knocked out when they finally did fight (UFC 194), and turn down the rematch (UFC 196).

Diaz, meanwhile, is currently on his private yacht setting sail for Ibiza.

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