"F*ck the hate that came out of the woodwork" - McGregor
Conor McGregor was still swinging on social media despite losing his first UFC fight to Nate Díaz: "f*ck the hate that came out of the woodwork".
The Irishman came out second best in a bloody battle in Las Vegas, but the next day the Ultimate Fighting star pulled no punches and carried the fight to social media:
"I stormed in and put it all on the line", he said, after losing to Díaz, aiming shots at former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and reigning lightweight title-holder Rafael dos Anjos:
"I took a shot and missed. I will never apologize for taking a shot.
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."