Conor McGregor hits out after UFC defeat

Conor McGregor recovers shortly after a second round-submission to Nate Diaz. Photo / AP
Conor McGregor recovers shortly after a second round-submission to Nate Diaz. Photo / AP

Conor McGregor has taken a battering from fellow UFC stars after his defeat by Nate Diaz in Las Vegas.

McGregor is in a social media war with Jose Aldo and Rafael dos Anjos after Diaz finished him off in UFC 196 with a rear naked choke hold.

Aldo, who was smashed by McGregor in UFC 194, wants a re-match and tweeted: "Your fairy tale is over. You got nowhere to run now. Time to a rematch, p!@#$." Lightweight champion dos Anjos also made a disparaging remark about McGregor's ability.

But Irishman McGregor, who stepped up two weight divisions to fight welterweight Diaz, countered with a rambling response.

"I stormed in and put it all on the line. I took a shot and missed. I will never apologise for taking a shot," he said on Instagram.

Warning: Message contains strong language

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.

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"I'll take this loss like a man. If another champion goes up 2 weights let me know.

"If your (sic) tired of me talking money, take a nap. I'll still be here when you wake up with the highest PPV (pay per view) and the gate.

"...f!@# the hate that came out of the woodwork. I love it all. Its still steak for breakfast. Aldo you are a pussy. Dos anjos you are a pussy."

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