Tears and joy: Behind the scenes with Diaz, McGregor, Tate and Holm at UFC 196
If you love sport, and the high-level athletes who compete in it, you should go to UFC Fight Pass right now and watch "UFC 196: The Thrill and The Agony." If you don't subscribe to UFC Fight Pass, do yourself a favor and do so.
Then, check out this short, moving, behind-the-scenes documentary that focuses on the main and co-main event fighters from last weekend's big Las Vegas event. For each spectacular come-from-behind victory that Nate Diaz and Miesha Tate scored at UFC 196, there is another side to the coin.
In "UFC 196: The Thrill and The Agony", we get to see the intense happiness and sadness that come before and after every fight. After being woken up, Holly Holm speaks quietly to her coaches and apologizes for losing the bantamweight championship.
"I'm sorry I let you guys down," she says, dejected in the video above.
On the other end of the spectrum, veteran MMA coach and Tate cornerman Robert Follis tells interviewers that "this is the happiest I have ever been," after his fighter's win over Holm.
Later in the night, cornerman Kron Gracie watches as Diaz uses his family's art to choke out Conor McGregor and shock the world. Afterward, McGregor exits the cage and is intercepted by his girlfriend, Dee Devlin, who appears near tears.
"It's all good," McGregor assures her. "It's all good."
Check out the special, and you'll be alternately smiling and holding back tears.