Diaz applies a choke hold to win by submission against McGregor.
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With a pair of rear naked chokes that finished two celebrated champions, Nate Diaz and Miesha Tate both accomplished the improbable in a pair of sport-shaking victories at UFC 196 .Diaz forced Conor McGregor to tap out with 48 seconds left in the second round Saturday night, ending the Irish superstar's 15-fight winning streak in a non-title bout.Diaz and Tate had their own plans.Diaz (20-10) was battered and bloodied for the first 1 1/2 rounds by McGregor (19-3), the UFC 145-pound featherweight champ and pay-per-view star fighting at 170 pounds on short notice.Diaz, who took the fight less than two weeks ago, abruptly changed the bout with an electric series of punches that wobbled the previously unshakable McGregor. When McGregor tried a takedown, Diaz quickly forced him to tap out.McGregor was somber but reflective at the post-fight news conference, which often isn't attended by losing fighters.McGregor agreed to fight Diaz at the welterweight limit when 155-pound lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos dropped out of his matchup with McGregor due to a foot injury.Instead, McGregor got bit.
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