Conor McGregor lost to short notice Nate Diaz at UFC 196, but don't forget what McGregor did to short notice Chad Mendes at UFC 189. You can watch the video at the top of the page, and I recommend doing so because this was a hell of a fight. Welcome to the dangers of accepting short notice fights -- fans will mock you if you lose and pick apart your flaws if you don't win convincingly.
Here's Tim Burke's play-by-play:
Round 2 - Leg kick from Chad. Conor misses with a spin. Conor stuffs an awkward shot. Lots of kicks from Conor. Landed three to the chin. Mendes with an emphatic takedown in the middle of the cage. An elbow from Mendes, and a hard right. Mendes complaining about an elbow to the head, Dean says it's fine. Another elbow by Mendes. Conor's trying to lock him down but he can't. Another elbow. Hard elbows to the top of the head from Conor and Mendes is complaining again. Right from Mendes. Two minutes left. Hard right again. Conor's still talking. McGregor wants a standup but Mendes is hitting him enough that there's not gonna be a standup. Not even close. Mendes isn't even trying to pass guard. And right as I said that , he jumped over for a guillotine and they're back to their feet with 50 seconds to go. Punches from Conor. Big right from Mendes. Conor dropped him with a straight right! Mendes is turtling! McGregor with some shots and Herb Dean stepped in! IT'S OVER!
Conor McGregor defeats Chad Mendes by TKO (strikes), 4:57 of round 2
Plus the Bloody Elbow community's live reaction to the finish:
McGregor will rematch Nate Diaz at UFC 202 on August 20th in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mendes won't be fighting anyone for a long time.