I personally think in the Fight Night 20 main event that Nate Diaz should have won the split decision over Maynard. I think neither fighter fought their best fight, but I do feel Diaz landed a large number of more hits than Maynard did. Yeah, Maynard landed a few power shots but Diaz was never in trouble-he has a great chin.
There was no clear dominance from either fighter, but I think Nate controlled the fight and should have won the fight with his stand up. However UFC judging has come under scrutiny a lot lately for very bad calls, remember the Shogun vs Machida call. Read on below to see what Nate Diaz had to say about the bout:
“I fought like garbage and I’m sorry to my fans for my performance. I was hesitant about throwing hard punches because I kept thinking he was going to go for a takedown. It looked like I was knocked down in the second but actually he stepped on my foot and when I tried to back out I slipped. I really don’t think I’m going to stay at 155lbs. I don’t make enough money to have to drop this much weight so I’d like to fight at 170 and only go to 55’s every once in awhile. You know if you look at his face compared to mine right now you’d think there was no way he beat me in a fight but I’ve never been too popular with the judges.”
[Source:MMAMania – Image from: UFC.com]