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Paul Daley thought it was stopped early


It seems like a lot of people have strong opinions on the subject of the Daley vs Diaz stoppage. Personally I would have loved to see the round end and Daley get dragged onto his stool a la Anderson Silva / Rich Franklin 2. But stupid refs looking out for fighter health had to get in the way.

What did Paul Daley happen to think of things? Here he is on Facebook:

“Is in good health. Some u win, some u lose. A little frustrating, I made mistakes I told myself I wouldn’t do. A little to rushed. Think the stoppage was early, especially with so little time left in the round. Now some timw off, a few holidays and some downtime. See what’s next. Team Semtex all day. Love u all….still, including the… HATERS. Mwah.”

So he thought the stoppage was bunk too. But considering how loudly he normally spazzes about anything he thinks is bullshit, maybe he doesn’t think it was THAT bunk? Or maybe this was just a teaser of what we’re gonna be hearing for the next 3 months from him.

To be fair to Paul, missing a bell saver by 3 seconds is the kind of thing that’d eat at any fighter, especially considering how close he came to winning a few time. The stoppage seemed kinda early to me, but I have a hard time telling how badly Nick Diaz is fucking his opponents up. One second they’re firing off KO punches and the next they’re falling flat on their faces.

  • G Funk

    Funny how he says that now but he needed help getting on the stool and stayed sitiing there for a long time. He was done son.

    I think falling flat on his face is what really dazed him.

  • Sheps

    Why does everyone bring up him sitting on the stool? The guy was exhausted and people were trying to pick him up from behind. Even if he hadn’t gotten punched in the face he may have hiccuped getting on the damn stool.

    Fact is, the stoppage wall bullshit. Diaz was given the chance to recover but Daley wasn’t. Three seconds left in a championship fight you don’t stop a fighter that is attempting to defend themselves and doing a good enough job at it to defend a couple extra strikes before the bell.

    Big John fucked up and the only people that can defend that stoppage is Diaz nuthuggers.

  • 7th Offensive

    So. Say the ref didn’t stop it.

    Say Diaz had a few more seconds to reign down blows.

    He couldn’t stand on his own before, would he be in a coma after?

    They woulda just called the fight anyway.

  • G Funk

    ^ Dude get real and stop making retarded excuses. He was fucked up and didn’t know what the fuck was going on and couldn’t support him-self without help. If it really was BS, he would’ve poped up and walked around bitching and complaining while showing he was not hurt like other fighter do when the stoppage was incorrect.

  • agentsmith

    What the retards (including Daley) who are going on about how there was only 3 seconds left are forgetting is that the ref isn’t watching the clock… he has no more idea how much time is left than the fighters do.

  • frickshun

    It seemed like an early stoppage @ 1st but when he got up, he definitely was wobbly as hell.

  • Reverend Clint

    he was out n the floor and out on his stool. This wasn’t a flash knock out like diaz early in the round he was fucked up pretty good. I agree with ryan that they might have let it just go the extra 3 seconds but like agent smith said BJM probably didnt know exactly how much time was left, im sure he knew it was close since it is his job to tell fighters when to quit.

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    I’m just gonna repost this from the DiazCockIsDelicious thread:

    Nick covered his head and didn’t flail around while not protecting his head.  Daley only landed a glancing hammerfist while he had Diaz shook, whereas Diaz was landing on the jaw.

    Additionally, Daley waited to pounce on Diaz, whereas Diaz swarmed him immediately.  I thought Diaz was given a break at first, despite my fandom, but watching the vid several time at .5 and .2 speed, it’s pretty obvious how F’d Daley was in the A.

  • CAP

    At first I thought it may be early but after the replay it seemed ok, even with only 3 seconds left. It was awkward that Daley fell like he did but Diaz took advantage. Good scrap!

  • thingvolds

    there is no bigger nick diaz fan than me, but after watching that i have to say it couldve went a little longer. daley was defending with both his hands and legs. he wasnt doing a good job of it, but he was still there. however he did look out of it when he was trying to get back to his stool. close call. im sure nick wouldve finished it right there anyway, but i can see why someone would complain. i guess bjm mustve seen something.

  • JoeRoganIsAnnoying

    Epic Cardio fail fallowed by more “Power-Pillow Punches”…

    BTW, FL, fighter saftey IS PARAMOUNT means that we don’t get to see what happens with 3 sec’s left on the clock.  I don’t like Daley anymore than I like GSP, but it’s good to see him be able to give an interview afterwards, rather than have him get Mario-Carted to the Hospital.

  • Rodriguez

    Daley got knocked the fuck out. Nick’s right hand put him in another dimension. See him on the floor eating those punches, he was looking up at Jesus laughing at him.

  • SST

    As a Diaz fan, at first I though it was early, and still think it was early. If that was Diaz on the ground getting pounded on by Daley, I would be pissed at the stoppage. That fight should have gone a second round.

  • Col

    Defo’s an early stoppage sure he’s getting hit flush a few times, but he’s still aware trying to kick diaz away with his feet as johns stepping in

  • agentsmith

    Watch the video HERE.  Notice how the officials had to help Daley onto the stool at the 9:19 mark, and that’s 40 seconds after the fight was stopped.

  • Reverend Clint

    if you watch closely daley was trying to kick diaz off of him when BJM basically laid on him. plus as diaz is walking away he is trying to get up but BJM 250lbs is just too much man. I dont think those extra 3 seconds would helped him, thats probably 3 more solid strikes, but maybe it could have been let go.

    oh and its the 2nd knock down im refering to when he isnt “moving his head” it looks like he might have been out for a second or two

  • Predator8u

    I love the Daiz bro’s for their Aggression and because I too, Im a ANGRY Central Valley Californian.

    But Fuck that was an early stoppage but I can see why it was Stopped do to the Backwards Face-Plant. 

    I wish it would have gone on longer though AWESOME back and forth round.




  • Take It Easy

    b-b-b-but daley was ineffectually flailing his limbs like a rape victim he was intelligently defending

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    Damn, even TIE agrees with me.

    REFS – Man, when I saw that Cecil Peoples was reffing I shit a brick.

  • Rodriguez

    Daley doesn’t start trying to kick away Nick until AFTER Big John stops it. Hmm….. *rolls eyes*