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.