Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor suffered the first loss of his career at UFC 196Getty

Mixed martial arts superstar Conor McGregor was remarkably restrained after his loss to Nate Diaz in the welterweight division on 6 March. Considering all the trash talk before the fight, many had expected the Irishman to come up with excuses. But he did not, accepting that the better man won.

However, that did not last long. The 27-year-old took to Instagram to hit out at critics Jose Aldo and Rafael dos Anjos. The Irishman, who suffered the first loss of his career, said on Instagram,"I stormed in and put it all on the line. I took a shot and missed. I will never apologise for taking a shot. S*** happens.

"I'll take this loss like a man. I will not shy away from it. I will not change who I am. If another champion goes up two weights, let me know.

"If you are tired of me talking money, take a nap. I'll still be here when you wake up with the highest PPV and the gate. Still taking multi sevens.

"Thank you to the true supporters and f*** the hate that came out of the woodwork. I love it all. It's still steak for breakfast, I've been here many times in my life and in some form or the other. I'll eat it all and come back stronger."

"Aldo you are a p****, Dos Anjos you are a p****. When the history books are written, I showed up. You showed up on Twitter."

The UFC lightweight champion Dos Anjos did not take kindly to McGregor's words, taking to Twitter to reply to the Irishman's criticism.