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Bruised egos and fallen heroes make for big win for UFCHer face marked and still red, Holly Holm stared blankly ahead as Conor McGregor walked in, looking a lot worse for the wear himself. Holm, who scored one of the biggest upsets in the brief history of UFC when she stopped Rousey in November, was heading for what at worst would have been a draw when she allowed Tate to take her down with less than 2 minutes left in the final round and finish her off with a rear naked choke."Big mistake," Holm said.Diaz was no more than a journeyman fighter taking a fight without training or sparring, and given little chance against McGregor.But because UFC is as much spectacle as it is sport, McGregor agreed to fight at 25 pounds above his normal weight to salvage the card. "Inefficient energy," McGregor kept repeating, as if trying to convince himself about what happened. McGregor became the first UFC fighter to have a listed $1 million purse, which was expected to grow much more than that with a share of the pay-per-view and bonuses and Holm had a $500,000 guarantee.
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