Nate Diaz handled Conor McGregor's blows to his face incredibly well at UFC 196, and eventually, after getting McGregor back with a few of his own, he got him to the ground where it was essentially over incredibly fast.
Diaz made him tap out, but a few people think he should have gone to sleep or "taken the pain" so to speak. Nate Diaz actually issued a back-hand compliment of sorts to McGregor, though, in a conversation with MMAJunkie.
“If you’ve got to tap out, you’ve got to tap out. I think Holly, she thought she was maybe going to get out. She had already gotten out of one (choke earlier in the fight) and she thought, ‘I’m not quitting.’ McGregor, he was (expletive) done. All the way done. It’s all right. He had to tap out because there was no getting out of that. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with tapping out.”
Diaz also said there's no shame in tapping out but that there is only way to truly avoid it - by not putting yourself in that position.
“It’s a fight against the best fighters in the world; you’ve got to tap to that (expletive). You ain’t getting out of it. You can tap out, or you can go to sleep. It’s (expletive) the same (expletive). You tap out if you’re caught. The thing is, that’s what I think, is don’t get caught.”
What do you think?
Should Conor have tapped out or nah?