That dude at that bar just took his shirt off in the name of Nate Diaz fandom. The 209 is strong in that one. The entire MMA world had their own unique reaction to the dramatic ending of the UFC 196 main event between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor.
To a Keurig coffee cup generation demanding instant gratification, the 10-day build-up for Diaz and McGregor needed a definitive no doubt kind of ending. There is no better storybook ending for the Diaz-McGregor saga than punches from the mount followed by an unescapable rear naked choke finish. When McGregor tapped out to Diaz, everyone in the MMA community lost their shit. But how did the UFC 196 crowd in the Las Vegas react? Or what about a random sports bar in Stockton?
Let us peek behind the curtain and view the raw human emotions that only a classic MMA fight can produce from four different Saturday night perspectives.
I think @krongracie & @jakeshieldsajj liked it when @NateDiaz209 locked in the RNC. pic.twitter.com/YQ55SFeuh3
— Roy Billington (@RoyBillington) March 6, 2016
Immediate crowd reaction inside @MGMGrand to #UFC196 main event #McGregorDiaz pic.twitter.com/IlVKOFJjWF
— Jonathan Shrager (@JonathanShrager) March 6, 2016