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Conor McGregor stunned by Nate Diaz at UFC 196

Reuters Reuters 6/03/2016
Nate Diaz moves in with a punch against Conor McGregor during UFC 196. © Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports Nate Diaz moves in with a punch against Conor McGregor during UFC 196.

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor was choked into submission by Nate Diaz in a stunning reverse at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

McGregor, who was denied a chance to become the first fighter to hold two UFC belts at the same time when lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos pulled out with a foot injury, struggled in the second round after Diaz landed a heavy blow.

McGregor had landed some heavy shots of his own in the first round but couldn't put the 30-year-old away, and an effort to take the fight to the mat backfired when Diaz got behind him to apply the rear naked choke hold that ended the fight.

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