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Conor McGregor admits he is 'heartbroken' by defeat to Nate Diaz

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The doctor checks Conor McGregor after he tapped out against Nate Diaz
The doctor checks Conor McGregor after he tapped out against Nate Diaz

Conor McGregor admitted in his post-fight interview that he was 'heartbroken' to lose to Nate Diaz.

McGregor lost to a submission in the second round of his hastily arranged welterweight fight with the American in Las Vegas overnight and a rematch with Jose Aldo at featherweight for the title he took off the Brazilian in December seems to be next on the cards for Notorious.

However, in the immediate aftermath of defeat, McGregor was gracious to Diaz.

Asked whether he had regrets about stepping up to 170lbs, McGregor said: "Absolutely none. I enjoyed the whole experience.

"The fight was a fun fight, he stayed in there, we talked, we were verbal. It was an enjoyable fight. I would have liked to have been more efficient.

"We live and we learn."

His emotions were summed up with one comment.

"I'm simply heartbroken and that's it."

In the full post-fight press conference, McGregor said defeat was a "bitter, bitter pill to swallow" before adding that "I will never shy away from defeat. It is part of the game".