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Conor McGregor on Instagram after UFC 196 loss: Nate Diaz, I will see you again

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UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor addressed his fans (and detractors) in an Instagram post made one day after his loss to Nate Diaz at UFC 196.

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Conor McGregor's attempt to defeat Nate Diaz at welterweight in the UFC 196 main event ended in a rear-naked choke loss, the first setback of his UFC career. The bad news is he suffered an upset defeat in the face of all of his pre-fight trash talk, but the good news is that he's still the featherweight champion, and he is planning to return to 145.

In a statement posted on his official Instagram page on Sunday, McGregor thanked his supporters, acknowledged the existence of his "haters", called Jose Aldo and Rafael dos Anjos "pussies", assured everyone he's still going to have steak for breakfast, boasted his PPV and gate success, and proclaimed that he will rematch Diaz down the road.

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 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.

I don't know about you, but it doesn't have to happen now, or even this year, but McGregor and Diaz put on a hell of a show on short-notice and I'd be interested in a rematch (not on short notice and at lightweight) somewhere down the line.