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Monday Morning Hangover: What’s next for Nate Diaz following Conor McGregor loss at UFC 202?

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Another weekend of fisticuffs has come and gone, as UFC 202 went down last Saturday night (Aug. 20, 2016) from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

For complete coverage of the entire UFC 202: “Diaz vs. Mcgregor 2” fight card click here.

Plenty of fighters were left licking their wounds, including Glover Teixeira, who was knocked out in 13 seconds flat by the heavy-handed Anthony Johnson (video highlights here).

And Rick Story, who was beatdown and eventually knocked out by Donald Cerrone by a four-punch combination that will live on for years (see it).

But which fighter is suffering from the worst post-fight hangover now 48 hours removed from the show?

Nate Diaz.

The Stockton slugger looked to make it two-for-two against the biggest star in the sport today, Conor McGregor, in the headlining act of the pay-per-view (PPV) event. In doing so, not only would he have derailed Conor’s Irish locomotive, possibly for good, but he would have assured himself the chance to write his own ticket for the remainder of his mixed martial arts (MMA) career.

But after five rounds of intense and grueling action, “Notorious” walked away with a majority win, tying the series at one and setting up a trilogy fight down the road.

Still, Nate shouldn’t hang his head low over the loss, as many thought he should have been awarded the nod. But, aside from proving he is indeed a world-class fighter despite the lack of “high-profile” wins, minus McGregor, of course, Diaz also showed just how tough he can be in the face of adversity.

After getting dropped repeatedly in the opening frame, Diaz went on to get cut wide open by Conor’s fist, causing a downpour of blood that obviously bothered Nate’s vision. Still, while the blood kept coming, so, too, did Nate, as it seemed the ….View full article

Source:: mma mania