How Twitter reacted to Conor McGregor’s UFC defeat

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Conor McGregor’s move up in the UFC weights didn’t work out too well, as his first foray in the welterweight division ended with a surprising second-round defeat to Nate Diaz at UFC 196.

Tapping out in submission, the Irishman suffered just the third loss of career and sent Twitter ablaze with the result. It was a night full of surprises, as women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm, who shocked Ronda Rousey to win the title, also lost.

Here’s the best of Twitter’s reaction to the night of upsets.

One of the first to respond was the man McGregor was originally supposed to fight

Dos Anjos wasn’t the only fighter to take aim at the Irishman though and Jose Aldo, knocked out in the first round last time, was quick to demand a rematch with McGregor

The name of the nightclub hosting McGregor’s afterparty was ironic

Although McGregor took the limelight even in defeat, many praised Diaz

As an odds-on favourite to prevail, McGregor’s loss likely left a lot of punters short

Here’s the moment Diaz sealed victory

And McGregor’s humble reaction to the loss

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