首页 business正文

Conor McGregor recalls moment he "bottled" chance to beat Nate Diaz

admin business 2020-08-05 16:53:12 209 0

Conor McGregor has claimed he bottled the chance to end his first fight with Nate Diaz - because he feared being too nasty.

McGregor was choked out by his bitter rival four years ago before exacting his revenge five months later in their rematch.

Diaz sprung a shock in their first meeting having stepped in to replace the injured Rafael dos Anjos at a week's notice.

But McGregor claims he opted not to follow through with a kick to Diaz's thigh minutes before he tapped out to suffer his first defeat in the UFC.

"I actually chose not to follow through with this kick in this exact moment," he wrote on Instagram.

Conor McGregor recalls moment he "bottled" chance to beat Nate Diaz  第1张Conor McGregor claimed pulling out of this kick cost him victory (Image: Instagram/ConorMcGregor)
Read More
  • Conor McGregor recalls moment he "bottled" chance to beat Nate Diaz  第2张 Conor McGregor 'devastated' as he cried following first MMA defeat aged 19
Read More
  • Conor McGregor recalls moment he "bottled" chance to beat Nate Diaz  第3张 Conor McGregor's cryptic tweet suggests comeback after latest retirement

"The sensation felt horrible and I backed out of following through with it. Fight would have been stopped no doubt though.

"I'd the angle on the led it primed to snap. I bottled it but it felt too nasty, even for me. Fast forward a few minutes later and I'm on the deck getting strangled; mad game.

"I'm still not for making these kicks illegal though, you've got to protect your angles and your footing and that's it - deal with it.

"They are horribly nasty kicks though."

McGregor had stepped up to welterweight for the first time to face Diaz and succumbed to fatigue having dominated the early stages.

Conor McGregor recalls moment he "bottled" chance to beat Nate Diaz  第4张McGregor was then choked out by Nate Diaz (Image: Getty Images)

Diaz seized his chance to sink in a rear-naked choke to pull off an impressive upset.

The rivals then delivered a five-round epic in New York later in 2016 with McGregor given the nod by the judges.

Since then the Irishman has gone on to become a two-weight world champion before losing to Floyd Mayweather in the boxing ring and Khabib Nurmagomedov back in the UFC.

McGregor retired earlier this summer for the third time in four years but could yet be tempted back by a rematch against Nurmagomedov.

Diaz, meanwhile, has fought just twice in the last four years, beating Anthony Pettis before losing to Jorge Masvidal.

MMAUFCConor McGregorNate Diaz
版权声明

本文仅代表河北11选5观点,不代表本站立场。
本文系作者授权发表,未经许可,不得转载。

发表评论

评论列表(0人评论 , 209人围观)
☹还没有评论,来说两句吧...