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Nate Diaz to face a real fighter at UFC 129

Nate Diaz’s impressive run at 170 came to an end at UFC 125 when the much, much, much larger Dong Hyun Kim controlled the shit out of him en route to a unanimous decision win. There wasn’t a whole lot of damage done by Stun Gun, but he dominated the majority of the fight and it’s not like Nate was doing much on the bottom other than scowling at the ref for not standing things back up.

Rather than concede the fact that he could have been attacking with strikes, submissions, or sweeps, Nate has decided he’d rather attack how fights are judged:

“When it was over I knew that they were going to give it to him for sure because he had the top position and that’s the way the judging goes,” Diaz told Scrap Pack Radio.

“I think the scoring should be like, say a guy gets a takedown, it should count for a takedown for sure. What is a takedown in wrestling, two points? In a grappling match it’s two points, so he gets a takedown,” said Diaz. “But if he takes you down and lands in your closed guard and gets punched in the head forty times, is he still ahead on points?”

“There’s round-winners and there’s fighters. You know, but in order to be a good UFC fighter or cage fighter I guess I’ve got to learn how to win the rounds,” said Diaz. “You’ve got to not fight. That’s what I’m saying. You’ve got to score,” commented Diaz. “Apparently I’ve got to grab him and hold him, otherwise he’ll just grab and hold me.“

“Everybody is like, ‘you need to work on your wrestling,’ added Diaz. “Maybe I don’t need to work on my wrestling. Maybe I just need to do the wrestling and not the fighting.”

Long story short, Diaz ain’t winning because he’s fighting a bunch of pussies who ain’t fighting. Now he’ll get to prove his point: he’s stepping in for an injured James Wilks to take on Rory MacDonald at the Toronto Skydome show. If you don’t remember Rory, he was the kid who trounced Carlos Condit for two rounds before wilting in the third and getting TKO’d with 7 seconds left on the clock. He’s pretty balls to the walls, so Nate Diaz won’t have to worry about winning rounds. Just getting the shit kicked out of him.

  • mmariusp

    and it’s not like Nate was doing much on the bottom other than scowling at the ref for not standing things back up.

    That is just straight up wrong, Diaz was highly active with his guard that night.

  • Simco

    ^^^
    Exactly.

  • Symbul

    Diaz got robbed against Stun Gun. Decent judges would’ve given him the second round in addition to the third.

  • Omomatta

    I agree. Diaz has one of the most active guards in MMA. That’s why his fights are so entertaining. He’s a finesse fighter and will always be on his back with wrestlers.
    He did lose that fight though. There’s no doubt about that.

  • frickshun

    Fucking Diaz apologists!! He lost. Move on w/your lives. I love the Diaz Bros but sitting on the bottom hoping to hit a sub won’t win the fight. Stun Gun SUXXORS but he neutralized almost every sub attempt. I mean Diaz NEVER GOT CLOSE. I was praying for a Silva/Sonnen type of victory. But that is not a smart gameplan if you’re hoping to win.

  • Reverend Clint

    active vs actually doing anything. Clay Guida is active… doesnt mean he is really doing anything until his activitly confounds his opponent. Diaz was active but the activity never led to anything of use. I can roll around on the floor like a mongoloid too… doesnt mean im gonna win.

  • Blackula Jonez

    Diaz outstruck Stun Gun every round and had more sub attempts.

    Hell, even Jon Fitch took T. Alves back and tried to choke him out in the third round of their rematch.

    Gay Fucking Manhard had Roger Huerta in a deep kimura, dropped Nate in his last lightweight fight and bludgeoned the lightweight champ to the point where people thought it was a 10-7 round.

    When was the last time you can remember Stun Gun threatening to finish?

    Stun Gun had top position and was far from dominant with it seeing as whenever he passed he was immediately put back into guard, had virtually no ground and pound or sub attempts.

    But I guess gentle dominance is okay if its against a polarizing fighter like nate diaz.

  • Blackula Jonez

    Clay Guida has submitted his last 3 opponents but is still seen as a lay n pray artist. MMA fans have really shitty memories.

    And don’t give me that “anybody can submit Gomi” revisionist history bullshit, after the tyson griffin ko everyone and their mom hopped back on the fireball express like it was going out of style.

  • frickshun

    Blackua–>you misunderstand. I LIKE Diaz. I don’t like holding my breath hoping he pulls out a sub or KO’s a gassed opponent late in the fight.

  • Simco

    Frickshun–> you misunderstand.
    Outstriking from the bottom and going after submissions is accomplishing more than “neutralizing.”

  • agentsmith

    Don’t worry, Dong will be sure to charge his stun-gun when he faces GSP. Lulz.

  • subo

    Holy shit, Diaz lost that fight. L-o-s-t. Dominated positionally and never, ever a threat to do anything. Ever. He’ll lose this one, too.

  • Blackula Jonez

    I hear you frick, and just so we are all on the same page. I have no problem with competitive decisions.

    But when a guy is doing nothing but neutralizing his opponent, they get put on my Don’t do Shit list.

    Here is an idea since i have to head to work soon, has anybody read up on sherdogs all violence team

    How about one of the jacks with writing privileges does one up fightlinker style with the non violence league for fighters who do as little damage as possible but are still successful. In honor of MLK Jr. day of course lol.

  • Blackula Jonez

    http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles/1/Sherdogs-2010-All-Violence-Team-29293

    here is a link to the article to give you an idea of what to parody.

  • SST

    According to the Diaz Brothers, neither of ‘em have lost a fight.

  • Omomatta

    “Here is an idea since i have to head to work soon, has anybody read up on sherdogs all violence team”

    HAHAHAHAHA!!! Sherdog….you always make me laugh Mr. Jonez.

  • frickshun

    The last time I was on Sherdog….2002 maybe?

  • mmariusp

    active vs actually doing anything. Clay Guida is active… doesnt mean he is really doing anything until his activitly confounds his opponent. Diaz was active but the activity never led to anything of use. I can roll around on the floor like a mongoloid too… doesnt mean im gonna win.

    Holy shit, Diaz lost that fight. L-o-s-t. Dominated positionally and never, ever a threat to do anything. Ever. He’ll lose this one, too.


    This is judo chop level commenting boys. Keep up the good work.

  • Oontyex

    http://blog.fightmetric.com/2011/01/kim-vs-diaz-official-ufc-statistics.html

    i also think that what diaz did from the bottom was much more threatening than what dong did from the top

    diaz won it, and the only reason why people thought he didnt was coz rogan was hating on it the whole fight

    if hed been playing rubber guard not open guard rogan would have been on his dick about close the sub attempts were and how the guard allows the strikes from the bottom

  • Reverend Clint

    i didnt listen to the commentary… still think he lost

  • Rodriguez

    Diaz won.

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