Less than two weeks after he was chosen to be Conor McGregor's replacement opponent, Nate Diaz shocked the new face of the UFC with a second round submission.
Although McGregor was moving up considerably in weight to 170, he was still a heavy favorite in Las Vegas - and on the same night Miesha Tate took Holly Holm's belt, Diaz delivered a result no one saw coming.
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Wow. #UFC196— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) March 6, 2016
What a crazy night!!!!!!!— Sydney Leroux Dwyer (@sydneyleroux) March 6, 2016
Didn't see that one coming....— Rory Mcilroy (@McIlroyRory) March 6, 2016
Nate muthaf***n Diaz!!!👊🏾👊🏾👊🏾#UFC196— OMAR EPPS (@omarepps) March 6, 2016
2 rear naked chokes to finish the main events?!— Mark Ingram II (@MarkIngram22) March 6, 2016
I really need to learn how to bet on fights. #UFC196— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) March 6, 2016
It took a matter of seconds for the first McGregor-themed Crying Jordan memes to begin popping up. McGregor's loss comes at a pretty bad time for EA Sports, which is releasing UFC 2 later this month featuring McGregor and Ronda Rousey as cover stars.
The EA Sports UFC 2 cover curse pic.twitter.com/vAuYbBOPqA— Luke Zimmermann (@lukezim) March 6, 2016
McGregor was also roasted by many boxing fans over his recent claim that he "holds the key" to a megafight with Floyd Mayweather.