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Conor McGregor Nate Diaz

Post-fight press conference

21 Aug, 2016

McGregor gives his first press conference after the fight.

It was not easy. It was a war. I’m happy it went that way. I got to show my heart in there.

On Diaz helping him up at the end.

He’s a class competitor. It’s intense in the build up and everything is real. If my team saw his team then something’s going down. We’ll regroup and gather up for another battle.

Is 170 done for you?

I wanna to get my abs back. I can’t get abs at this weight. Sometimes I feel I’m a bit of a fat belly. I’m going to go down weight. I’m the 145 pound champion. It will be on my terms this time. He was way bigger than the last time. I knew I was up agaisnt it. I was thinking this might be a mistake, but I said, f-ck it, I’ll train hard, be smart, learn from our mistakes and go in. But I belive that if we do it it’ll be 155, maybe for the belt.

On the leg kicks:

Fuck leg kicks. My leg is a bitch.

On the scoring

I felt I won the fight. 3-2 was a fair opinion. I won that fight and I’m happy with it. My respect to my opponent. He’s a hell of a fighter.