Obviously, when McGregor predicted what would happen, he anticipated these things happening to Diaz. However, as you can see in the clip above, it was Nate Diaz who made the heel a weapon, landed repeated uppercuts and nailed McGregor with body shots.
In an interview occurring before the match, seen at the beginning of this video, McGregor said,
Uhhhh?? Is anyone else the least bit spooked by this?