Nate Diaz scored undoubtedly the biggest win of his career Saturday, choking out featherweight champion Conor McGregor in their welterweight bout at UFC 196 en route to his 20th career victory.
McGregor bloodied the Stockton native early on as the two engaged in multiple fire-fights between mid-fight verbal jabs. Diaz, however, was able to find his range and unload on the Irishman with heavy-handed combos while McGregor fell just short on many powerfully thrown strikes.
Diaz finished the fight in typical Diaz fashion — by submission — in the second round, earning Fight of the Night and Performance of the Night bonuses in his best performance to date. Check out highlights of the incredible upset in the video above.
— The win was Diaz’s nine UFC submission, the second most in UFC history