How many fighters can lose a fight, in pretty dominant fashion, and have their stock rise? This is why the Diaz brothers are beloved in this sport.
Yeah, he could have not stent precious time showboating at the end and maybe got the finish. But that’s not Nate Diaz. There’s a reason he wins about half his high profile fights and it’s still a star.
He received the biggest pop entering the cage last night. And in losing this fight probably gained even more fans.
People want to bitch at Diaz bros, and I get it, but they are true throwback fighters and fight fans absolutely love them win, lose our draw.
You know every time you watch a Diaz fight you will be entertained.
I hope he gets a favorable matchup next fight. Imo he’ll never hold the belt but he is one of the top 10 draws in the UFC.