They were only a few words, but Conor McGregor’s post-fight speech after defeating Nate Diaz at UFC 202 in Las Vegas, Nevada (see it again here), rang loud inside the T-Mobile Arena.
And if it sounded familiar, that’s because "Notorious" borrowed from Nate’s UFC 196 post-fight speech after he submitted Conor earlier this year in which he simply stated, "I’m not surprised, motherfuckers."
Which is the reason McGregor was so eager to unload expletive-filled speech after the win; since he’s been holding it in for months, according to The Mac Life (via FOX Sports). "Surprise, surprise motherfuckers -- the king is back," he said. "I planned to say that for months. I had that in my head for months I was going to say that. Surprise, surprise, motherfuckers, the king is back. They all doubt me. Doubt me now. Weight is no issue. Fuck weight."
As you can see in the video embedded above, Conor made sure to let every fighter standing backstage they were wrong for doubting him in his much-anticipated do-over against the Stockton slugger.
Conor will now likely set his sights on a lightweight title fight against division champion Eddie Alvarez, possibly at UFC 205 on Nov. 12, 2016 in New York.
Assuming he’s medically cleared by then.