Found December 31, 2011 on
Nate Diaz has had a fairly unique career in the UFC since winning "The Ultimate Fighter."
With a terrific run through the lightweight division that included a handful of wins over top fighters, and two contested split-decision losses to title-contender Gray Maynard and top fighter Clay Guida, he moved up to welterweight and had mixed results.
Moving back down after a humiliating effort against Rory MacDonald, Diaz has found a home back in the lightweight division.
And, in retrospect, he never should've left it in the first place.
With an absolute dismantling of Takanori Gomi, a win that would've meant a lot more back when Gomi was the best lightweight in the world, Diaz's dismantling of Donald Cerrone on Friday night at UFC 141 in Las Vegas instantly vaults him into title contention.
It's got to happen after a dominant decision victory over Cerrone.
When we look back at Diaz's record, he's been remarkably competitive among what is now the top ...
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After plenty of smack talk, Nate Diaz delivered a three-round beating of Donald Cerrone. Diaz took the unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27, 29-28.
The battle started before the fight even began. When the two came to the center of the Octagon for fight instructions, Cerrone flashed Diaz the middle finger when told to touch gloves. "You can touch gloves ... or not," referee...
LAS VEGAS - The prefight lead up for Donald Cerrone and Nate Diaz was as nasty as any this year in the UFC. When they finished crushing each in the cage tonight for 15 minutes, a strange thing happened, the bitter enemies hugged, said sorry and patted each other on the back.
Diaz won the fight pretty convincingly, but his face still showed wear from the battle. Cerrone's face...
After a bloody three-round war between Nate Diaz and Douglas Cerrone at UFC 141 that underscored the grit and guts of a long fight between two tenacious MMA fighters, Alistair Overeem stepped into the ring and used his vicious striking skills to limit Brock Lesnar's comeback to a paltry 146 seconds.
Unable -- or unwilling -- to take Overeem and his dangerous stand-up game to...
Welterweight upsetter Johny Hendricks and co-main eventers Nate Diaz and Donald Cerrone walked away from UFC 141 with $75,000 post-fight bonuses on Saturday night.