ByScott McCann, writer at
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UFC 196 was a night that shook up the promotion and the MMA world. March 5 signalled the end of the Conor McGregor hype train, along with Holly Holms as both fighters fell to submissions at the event.

It's been nearly a week since the historic night and since then, rumours are circulating that following his victory Nate Diaz may have just skipped the queue to a title shot at UFC 200. Miesha Tate also had gold wrapped around her waist, as she finally ended her long, agonising wait for UFC glory. Cupcake defeated Holly Holm via submission in the fifth round and Dana White is now poised to pit her against long time rival Ronda Rousey as her first title defence.

Tate & Diaz
Tate & Diaz

Conor McGregor was humble in defeat, as was Holly Holm. Attending the press conferences and taking questions from the media must of been hard for the duo so soon after such crushing defeats, with McGregor describing the night as a 'bitter pill to swallow'. However, media obligation is one thing that these fighters sign up for, and if anyone in the promotion has emphasised the importance of the media, it's Conor McGregor.

Following the event, the promotion has released its preview for UFC 196: The Thrill and The Agony. The footage gives us a short but brief summary of the night, portraying the contrasting array of emotions in each fighters camps and family. It is especially hard to watch Dee Devlin, McGregor's longtime girlfriend, breakdown at the sight of Nate Diaz submitting the featherweight champ.

If there's one thing we know for sure, it's that the Notorious one will bounce back like the true champion he is. It is what he does next that could quite possibly define him, and thankfully as he states in the video I truly believe 'It's all good... It's all good'.

Check out the preview below:


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