This past Saturday at UFC 196, Conor McGregor suffered the first defeat of his UFC career at the hands of Nate Diaz. McGregor looked noticeably gassed in the second round, which subsequently lead to Diaz rocking the featherweight champ and ultimately submitting him. Immediately following the fight, McGregor chalked it up to an inefficient use of his energy.
Now, boxing legend Mike Tyson has some insight into the fight, as well as advice for McGregor moving forward.
Fox Sports has the transcription:
“My personal opinion, I think he went up too fast in weight, and I think he fought the wrong guy in that weight,” Tyson said. “It’s just something that happens in fighting, and we should all learn from our mistakes.
“That’s what fighting is all about, learning from our mistakes, improving our mistakes, and improving ourselves. Not giving up.”
It has been confirmed that McGregor will be defending his UFC featherweight championship at UFC 200 in July, however no opponent has been named yet. With that being said, it can be assumed that either Frankie Edgar or Jose Aldo will be booked as McGregor’s opponent.