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Twitter exploded after Nate Diaz's astonishing win over Conor McGregor

in their welterweight bout during the UFC 196 event inside MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

in their welterweight bout during the UFC 196 event inside MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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.

Now THATS how you get a crowd on its feet!!!! Wow @NateDiaz209!! #UFC196 pic.twitter.com/cUqSd2B2k8

— #UFC196 (@ufc) March 6, 2016

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

Looks like @NateDiaz209 can take the left. #UFC196

— Larry Fitzgerald (@LarryFitzgerald) March 6, 2016

2 incredible fights tonight! Great night @danawhite, cannot wait for the next ppv #UFC196

— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) 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

Nate be like... Opps sorry Vegas. #UFC196 pic.twitter.com/HbbTxUfN3x

— James Storm (@JamesStormBrand) March 6, 2016

Every world-class MMA fighter is a defacto 1-punch/move KO artist; get caught out of position, fight over. #McGregorDiaz #HolmVsTate #UFC196

— Max Kellerman (@Max_Kellerman) 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

They are already coming LOL#UFC196 #ConnorMcGregor pic.twitter.com/fnpYaDjSfe

— DavKind (@DavKind76) 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.