I'm sure UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor was bummed that he was submitted by Nate Diaz in the main event of UFC 196, which took place last March in Las Vegas, Nevada. But look on the bright side, it only cost him his neck.
UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler would have taken his soul (via WSB-TV 2):
"I wasn't too worried about it," Lawler said. "Obviously, that was a big fight. He's a big draw, but it wouldn't have been good for him."
"How so?" Klein asked.
"'Because if I hurt him, I wasn't taking his neck," Lawler said.
"What were you going to take?" Klein asked.
"His soul," Lawler said. "I'm a lot different than most people. He found a way out and (Nate) Diaz took his neck and was nice to him."
Shang Tsung would be proud.
There was a very strong chance McGregor would have moved on to fight Lawler at the UFC 200 pay-per-view (PPV) next month in "Sin City," but Diaz played spoiler, paving the way for Tyron Woodley to step in at UFC 201. "Notorious," meanwhile, will get a chance to rematch Diaz at UFC 202.
Protect ya' neck.