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Several Big Name Fighters Come Out In Support Of The Defeated Conor McGregor

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 5: Nate Diaz (L) punches Conor McGregor during UFC 196 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

There were scores of people in the MMA community and beyond lying in wait, ready to jump on Conor McGregor as soon as he tasted defeat for the first time inside the UFC octagon.

They got their chance on Saturday night.

Erstwhile foe Jose Aldo and his countryman Rafael dos Anjos wasted no time at all in commencing their attacks on the Irishman after Nate Diaz had choked him into submission at UFC 196. UFC Heavyweight king Fabricio Werdum and his boxing counterpart, Tyson Fury, also took the opportunity to lay into the still reigning featherweight champion.

Not all of McGregor’s peers were so cutting, however.

In the hours that have passed since his loss, a number of high-profile fighters have come out in support of the SBG fighter, with many specifically commending him for a classy, gracious attitude in defeat.

Among them was Jon Jones, who took the time to record a brief video message for “The Notorious” one.

Gained even more respect for @thenotoriousmma last night.

A video posted by Jon Bones Jones (@jonnybones) on

Aside from the former light-heavyweight champion, McGregor also received support and public expressions of admiration from Urijah Faber, Aljamain Sterling and Team Alpha Male product Cody Garbrandt.

In Faber’s message he also included a screen shot of a text exchange between he and Nate Diaz shortly before the Stockton native was announced as McGregor’s opponent.

Outside of the MMA fraternity, boxing’s super-bantamweight champion of the world, Guillermo Rigondeaux, also showed his respect for the fallen fighter.

While another man with a claim to being the world’s best super-bantamweight offered similarly kind words through his Twitter account.

Floyd Mayweather’s most recent and possibly final foe, Andre Berto, is a big fan of McGregor, and he too reached out to the Dubliner through social media.

Not everyone has to like Conor McGregor, but given his magnanimous nature, willingness to take major risks and the humble way in which he has responded in the face of a devastating setback, respect for McGregor should be near universal.

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