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Conor McGregor, the 145 pound lightweight champion, moved up to 170 pounds to fight Rafael dos Anjos, only to end up in the ring against to Nate Diaz. McGregor ultimately lost to Diaz in a second round rear-naked-choke at UFC 196.

This loss marks the first loss in McGregor's UFC career.

Now that UFC 196 is over, it's time for "Notorious" to look to the future. TMZ caught up to the outspoken fighter while shopping on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills to ask him what (or who) was up next for him.

"I'm ready to go again. I had a great time. It was a good fight, a hell of a fight. I look forward to coming back with a vengeance."

So far, most of McGregor's comments have alluded to dropping back down in weight to defend his featherweight title against either Jose Aldo or Frankie Edgar, but that doesn't mean he doesn't want to another crack at Diaz.

"I think I'd like to see that, yea? I mean, it's one that interests me, most certainly. You know, when I look at the fight I was winning the fight. I won the first round and a half, I feel. I'd love to get that one back. We'll see how it goes. Money talks. Life is good."

It's already been decided that McGregor will, for sure, fight at UFC 200. As to who he'll be fighting is still up in the air. It also hasn't been announced what weight division he'll be fighting in. While all signs point to a featherweight title defense, anything could happen... especially when Conor McGregor is involved.


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