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The Most Embarrassing Moment In GSP's Career Could Help Explain McGregor's Loss To Diaz

The Most Embarrassing Moment In GSP's Career Could Help Explain McGregor's Loss To Diaz
By Mikey Traynor
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Nate Diaz defeating Conor McGregor at UFC 196 was a moment that surprised many apart from Nate himself of course as he wonderfully proclaimed after the fight:

I'm not surprised, motherfuckers!

While it was a shock for many, it doesn't compare to some of the biggest upsets in UFC history, of which there are few that can rival Georges St-Pierre's loss to Matt Serra in 2007.

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Serra took GSP's title from him, and the best perspective can be taken by looking at the Canadian's record before, and after that fight:

GSP has spoken on that particular fight which he claims was the most embarrasing moment of his career, while talking to Joe Buck in a special interview earlier in the month, and you can't help but wonder if what happened to him that night was also the downfall of Conor.

The next opponent is Matt Serra, a guy that came from a reality show back in the day. He was a veteran in the UFC but nobody really gave him a chance against me. So I'm going to fight this guy that basically everybody tells me that I'm going to walk through him and I start kind of believing in my own hype.

I became champion, I beat the greatest welterweight in the world back in the day that was Matt Hughes, who seems to be invincible back in the day and I beat him. So now I become the new greatest thing in the sport and everybody tells me how great I am and stuff and I started to believe in my own hype.

I train but I don't show the same intensity and I start to believe it's going to be an easy fight until the night of the fight.

I should have put more into this and now mentally I got broken. As I'm walking to the Octagon, if you see that fight, I'm walking and I'm like '(expletive) I'm really not ready for this'.


While nobody was writing off Diaz to quite the extent that Serra was written off, it still turned a few heads for those who were unfamiliar with the Diaz brothers and their ability to absorb punishment.

McGregor definitely seemed to underestimate Diaz, and his relaxed demeanour on fight-night rang a number of alarm bells for those watching as he made his way to the octagon.

GSP bounced back immediately, and we're hoping McGregor can do the same as we wait for news on his next fight.


Luckily, the UFC recently made Matt Serra's win over GSP available on YouTube, so be sure to watch it if you never saw it before, or re-watch it if you have:


[via Fox Sports]


SEE ALSO: Jon Jones Has Two Reasons For Being 'Glad' Conor McGregor Lost To Nate Diaz

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