Rival Nate Diaz takes in Conor McGregor's TKO loss to Floyd Mayweather


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Months of hype resulted in a 10th round TKO as Floyd Mayweather improved to 50-0 after defeating Conor McGregor.
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LAS VEGAS — The last man to beat Conor McGregor before Floyd Mayweather stopped the Irishman on Saturday night was also at T-Mobile Arena.

That’s right, Nate Diaz, the mixed martial arts fighter who defeated McGregor by submission on March 3, 2016 at UFC 196.

Of Mayweather’s victory Saturday that culminated with a 10th-round technical knockout of McGregor, Diaz said, “I think it went how I thought it was going to go.”

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Who was he pulling for?

“Gotta go, gotta go,’’ Diaz said with a slight grin. “No comment.’’

McGregor avenged his defeat against Diaz with a five-round decision on Aug. 20, 2016 and Diaz has not fought since.

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