A lot of people have been discussing Conor McGregor's loss to Nate Diaz. After all, McGregor put in a lot of work before UFC 196 trash talking Diaz, hoping to get a psychological leg up on his opponent.
Ultimately, it didn't work. After all the trash talking, McGregor tapped out to Diaz in the second round. One of the many people that had a problem with McGregor's antics was former welterweight champion, Matt Serra.
Serra recently sat down on the Three Amigos podcast and chatted about how mush respect for Holly Holm NOT tapping out to Miesha Tate, and how pleased he was that Nate Diaz shut McGregor down (and up!).
"I was out of my seat and f*cking was just like, "Damn!" It was f*cking awesome. Listen, what a f*cking warrior Holly is, that she took a nap. You heard her in the post-fight f*cking...press conference. They're like, ‘Well, why'd you choose to go to sleep?' She didn't choose to go to sleep. She kept believing that if she got out, she could win the fight. Tapping wasn't a f*cking option. How do you not respect that?"
Verses what Serra had to say about McGregor's tap out:
"Not being a cock, but look at Conor. All the shit you talked, take a nap, man. It's not like your arm was about to break. I understand you want your career and if it was a kneebar, you'll be out for six months, but dude, if worst comes to worst, you'll think you're in your bedroom. That's it. You'll wake up like, ‘WTF,' but everything will be alright."
He also attacked McGregor pre-fight tactics, thinking that "Notorious" went too far, especially when he attacked Diaz's community work.
"I was so f*cking happy seeing Nate win. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy Conor McGregor, but the shit where he went in on Nate about teaching the kids jiu-jitsu, now look, it's one thing to be witty and this and that, but now you're writing some sh*t, trying to be clever...you know what? You start crossing lines and your karma is not good, either. You start making fun of the guys teaching jiu-jitsu classes...he could be out in the hood doing dirty sh*t, but he's in there teaching kids martial arts, you dumb f*cker. How dare you. That's f*cking stupid. You want to make your money, make your money, but that's stupid."
It's because of this, that when Diaz forced the tap out, Serra was in heaven.
"That annoyed me, and I love the Diaz brothers, so when he (Nate Diaz) f*cking lit him up, when he started landing, [laughs] I was going nuts. My oldest child does an impersonation of me-I was going ballistic at my in-laws. I was going nuts."