Así fue el final del combate, con la estrangulación que terminó por darle la victoria.
La entrevista al nuevo campeón, Nate Díaz:
Tras la derrota, Conor McGregor publicó en su Instagram un texto en el que aceptaba la derrota. Anunció que volverá y aprovechó para llamar pussy (‘marica’) a Aldo y Dos anjos (dos luchadores que le insultaron vía twitter) :
I stormed in and put it all on the line. I took a shot and missed. I will never apologize for taking a shot. Shit happens. I'll take this loss like a man. I will not shy away from it. I will not change who I am. If another champion goes up 2 weights let me know. If your tired of me talking money, take a nap. I'll still be here when you wake up with the highest PPV and the gate. Still talking multi 7's. Thank you to the true support and fuck the hate that came out of the woodwork. I love it all. Its still steak for breakfast. I've been here many times in my life in some form or another. I'll eat it all and come back stronger. Aldo you are a pussy. Dos anjos you are a pussy. When the history books are written, I showed up. You showed up on Twitter. To the fans! Never ever shy away from challenges. Never run from adversity. Face yourself head on. Nate I will see you again.
(*) A Jose Aldo le faltó tiempo para pedirle una revancha: