LAS VEGAS – “UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit” takes place this evening at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and features Nick Diaz vs. Carlos Condit fighting for the UFC interim welterweight title in the main event.
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Be sure to tune into the UFC 143 post-fight press conference in our UFC Room following tonight’s action.
UFC 143 quick results:
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view)
- Carlos Condit def. Nick Diaz by unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46)
- Fabricio Werdum def. Roy Nelson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Josh Koscheck def. Mike Pierce by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Renan Barao def. Scott Jorgensen by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Ed Herman def. Clifford Starks by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 1 (1:43)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FX)
- Dustin Poirier def. Max Holloway by submission (triangle armbar) Rd 1 (3:23)
- Edwin Figueroa def. Alex Caceres by split decision (28-27, 27-28, 28-27)
- Matt Brown def. Chris Cope by knockout (punches) Rd 2 (1:19)
- Matt Riddle def. Henry Martinez by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook)
- Rafael Natal def. Michael Kuiper by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
- Stephen Thompson def. Daniel Stittgen by knockout (head kick) Rd 1 (4:13)
UFC 143 play-by-play:
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Daniel Stittgen vs. Stephen Thompson
Round 1- Touch gloves. Big leg kick from Thompson. Side kick. Leg kick from Stittgen. Side kick from Thompson, from front leg. Changes stances, big leg kick. Leg kick from Stittgen. Leg kick from Thompson. Inside leg kick from Stittgen. Leg kick Thompson, front leg round kick to the body. Stittgen with a leg kick. Spinning round kick from Thompson. Body kick from Thompson. Leg kick, high kick, side kick. Stittgen playing this kickboxing game with a very experienced and dangerous kickboxer in Thompson. Stittgen has only gone for one takedown and got shoved aside. Leg kick from Stittgen. Thompson using a point karate stance — wow… as soon as I typed that, he threw a one two punch followed by a right front round kick to the face that knocks Stittgen out cold. Beautiful and improves his record to 6-0 in MMA. Awesome debut by Thompson, and his post-fight celebration move was nearly as impressive. Not sure what it is called but it’s like a backflip with a full twist, landing on one knee in a kneeling position.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Stephen Thompson def. Daniel Stittgen by knockout (head kick) Rd 1 (4:13)
Rafael Natal vs. Michael Kuiper
Round 1- Kuiper with a couple leg kicks. Natal takes him down but Kuiper gets right to his feet. Natal has a guillotine but Kuiper pops out easily and quickly. They clinch. Leg kick from Natal after moving back to the center. Kuiper stuffs a takedown attempt. Leg kick from Natal. Natal shoots drives all the way across the cage and gets him down. Kuiper tries to get to his feet but is put right back down. Natal inside full open guard of Kuiper. Kuiper makes his way to his feet. Natal ends up putting him back down though. Natal in half guard, showing great takedown ability. Kuiper makes his way to his feet. Clinched against the cage with 1:30 left. Natal lands a right hand and puts Kuiper back down in half guard. Natal gets swept. Kuiper on top lands a couple nice punches. Natal throws up an armbar attempt. Kuiper escapes, lands a couple hammerfists but Natal is back to his feet, ducks a head kick attempt from Kuiper. PMN scores the round 10-9 Natal.
Round 2- Kuiper coming forward flashing a jab, leg kick. Lands a left. Shales of a takedown attempt. Natal looking sloppy and trying to escape. Kuiper lands a nice left. Natal shoots, stuffed, lands a knee. They exchange combos, backs Natal to the cage, exchange punches. Nice right from Natal. Kuiper holds a guillotine as Natal looks for the takedown. Lets it go. Natal with a body lock, lands a couple knees. Two and a half minutes to go. Kuiper eats a couple punches and a leg kick and walks through them all. Kuiper misses a head kick. Leg kick from Natal. Right hand from Natal knocks Kuiper off balance. Two spinning backfists from Natal, a right hand, left right left from Natal. Right hand and backhand from Natal. Kuiper walking through everything. Natal gets a takedown with about 20 seconds left. Ends the round on top in half guard. PMN scores it 10-9 Natal.
Round 3- I don’t know what Kuiper’s coach is saying, but he doesn’t sound happy.Leg kick from Natal but Kuiper hurts him with a big right uppercut, he goes down. Natal grabs a leg and holds on burying his head between Kuiper’s legs but is eating some heavy shots. Kuiper trying to land punches to the head but Natal in complete defense mode. Natal recovers full guard and holds on for dear life. Kuiper lands more right hands. Somehow Natal makes his way to his feet with 2:30 left. Big slam by Natal, lands in side control. Kuiper may have punched himself out. Natal landing some nice elbows. Natal gets full mount with one minute left. Natal locks on an arm triangle, transitions to side control, cranks it deep but Kuiper survives as time runs out. PMN scores the round 10-9 and fight 30-27 for Natal. Fun fight and great comeback by Natal.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Rafael Natal def. Michael Kuiper by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) Rd 3 (5:00)
Matt Riddle vs. Henry Martinez
Round 1- Leg kick from Martinez. Jab Riddle. Left from Martinez connects. One two from Martinez. Body kick from Riddle. They tie up, Riddle misses a knee up the middle. Leg kick from Martinez. Double jab from Riddle, body kick. Martinez counters and connects with a punch. Another exchange. Leg kick from Martinez. Counter right from Martinez. Leg kick from Martinez. Nice right counter from Riddle. Right hook from Riddle. Leg kick from Martinez. Again. Riddle just misses a big Knee from Riddle just misses. PMN scores the round 10 Martinez.
Round 2- They trade leg kicks. Lazy shot from Riddle is pushed aside. Leg kick from Riddle. Left hand from Martinez scores. Big leg kick from Riddle. Martinez fires one back. Left counter from Martinez; he connects again. Riddle with a kick to the body. As time winds down these guys pick up they pace and the last 15 seconds Riddle unleashes a blinding fury of flying fists, combo upon combo. Martinez is punching back but Riddle got the best of it I think Riddle is hyped and slaps five with Martinez. PMN scores the round 10-9 Riddle.
Round 3- Body kick from Riddle, Martinez lands a counter punch. Left kick to the body and leg from Riddle. Leg kick from Martinez. Body kick, body kick, leg kick from Riddle, gets a single leg takedown. Martinez gives up his back and gets to his feet. Head kick from Riddle as Martinez’s back is turned to him. He blocks most of it. Riddle with another takedown, inside guard. Riddle unleashes a fury of elbows and punches with seconds left in the bout. Berserker style from Riddle and should take the fight. PMN scores the round 10-9 and fight 29-28 for Riddle.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Matt Riddle def. Henry Martinez by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) Rd 3 (5:00)
Chris Cope vs. Matt Brown
Round 1- Cliched against the cage, some dirty boxing, Brown with a knee as they separate. Cope throws a few punches but Brown puts him down. Cope gets right back up … Brown goes for a single-leg, lifts it up high and Cope goes down but gets right up. Brown with a knee. Cope wings some punches, Brown with a few leg kicks. Cope with his own leg kicks. Brown lands a couple right hands. PMN scores the round 10-9 Brown.
Round 2- Body kick from Brown. Leg kick from Cope. Brown blocks a body kick. Nice jab from Brown rocks Cope’s head back. Brown catches a leg kick and unleashes a nice combo. Nice defense from Brown, lands a right, drops Cope with a another big right on the temple that rocks him. A left hook drops him and Brown finishes him off for a much needed impressive victory. Brown is very excited in his post-fight celebration.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Matt Brown def. Chris Cope by knockout (punches) Rd 2 (1:19)
Alex Caceres vs. Edwin Figueroa
Be sure to check out our own Susan Cingari’s pre-fight interview with Alex “Bruce Leroy” Caceres.
Round 1- Leg kick from Alex. Side kick from Alex, left hand, rops Edwin with a right who was off balance. Edwin gets right up. A very hard kick to the groin drops Figueroa and he rolls all the way across the cage in agony. This might be over. You can hear it sounds like a bat hitting a ball in the replay.He pounds the mat and stands up in anger. Herb Dean gives him up to 5 minutes to recover per official rules. Herb gives Alex a “strong warning”. Restart. Front kick, leg kick from Caceres. Spinning back kick. Left hook from Figueroa. Front kick from Alex. Nice left from Alex. Alex with a nice left high kick is blocked. Figueroa drops Alex with a head kick. He defends the attack, makes it to his feet, pushes Figueroa to the cage. Alex takes him to the ground with a front headlock, takes Figueroa’s back with a choke, no hooks in though and Figueroa escapes. He takes Figueroa’s back again with both hooks in now, goes for a neck crank with one minute left. Body triangle by Alex. Ends up in mount. Figueroa escapes but Alex takes his back again, showing some great ground skill. Has a body triangle, mount, looking for the choke. Great back and forth round and I don’t know how to score this one. Figueroa landed one significant strike which was the head kick but Caceres dominated the rest of the round for the most part. PMN scores the round 10-9 Figueroa.
Round 2- Front kick to the chin, side kick to the chin from Alex. Alex escapes as Figueroa attacks. Head kick from Alex scores. Leg kick. Leg kick from Figueroa. Body kick from Alex. Alex’s striking is looking really good. Spinning back fist to body kick from Alex. Figueroa goes down with another low blow. Replay shows it to be an inside kick right up the center. No point was taken yet by the ref but time is called by Herb. Herb took away two points from Alex. Never seen that I don’t think. Alex lands a high kick. He needs to finish this fight. Jumping knee from Alex, backs him to the cage. Takes his back and goes for the choke with two minutes to go. Gets the body triangle. Trying to soften Figueroa up, his nose is bleeding and Alex is working hard trying to get the choke. Alex goes for an armbar, then triangle. Locks it up but Figueroa escapes and gets back to his feet.
Round 3- They come out scrapping, both guys swinging. Leg kick from Alex. Spinning back kick from Alex. Inside leg kick from Figueroa. Body kick Alex. Blocks a high kick. Superman punch from Alex. Jab. Jab. Right from Figueroa, stiff right from Alex knocks Figueroa down. Alex jumps on his back with both hooks in. Gets a body triangle as Figueroa is standing against the cage. Figueroa dives into a roll but Alex ends up back on his back with 1:30 left now. This is going to be a weird fight to judge if it goes the distance. Figueroa ends up on top, lands a few nice punches from top. Figueroa goes for a kneebar but Alex defends it and takes his back again. Great freaking fight. Looks like Alex could have locked up a triangle but never took it. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Alex Caceres. (The 2 point deduction probably cost Alex the fight).
OFFICIAL RESULT: Edwin Figueroa def. Alex Caceres by split decision (28-27, 27-28, 28-27) Rd 3 (5:00)
Dustin Poirier vs. Max Holloway
Round 1- Body kick from Poirier. Leg kick from Poirier. Nice one two counter from Holloway. Right from Holloway, leg kick. Right from Poirier. He blocks a Holloway body kick. Flying knee from Holloway, they clinch. Poirier drops levels, picks him up for a slam, full mount, elbow. Three nice rights from Poirier. Holloway uses the cage to try and break free. Poirier locks up an armbar, triangle, mounted triangle, cranks the arm in an ugly position and Mazzagatti screams “Stop, stop”.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Dustin Poirier def. Max Holloway by submission (triangle armbar) Rd 1 (3:23)
Ed Herman vs. Clifford Starks
Round 1- No touch of gloves. Jab from Herman. Right from Herman. Big uppercuts from Herman miss. Clinch, Starks pushes him to the cage. Rights from Starks. Knee from Herman. Right from Starks in the clinch. Body short from the clinch from Starks. Starks backs out. Big right from Starks, jab. Big right from Starks again rocks Herman’s head back, nice jab. Clinched up. They jockey for position, knees from Herman. Uppercut from Herman, jab, leg kick. Starks ties him up, pushes him to the cage. Elbow from Herman. Two nice knees and an uppercut from Herman. Body kick. Starks lands a couple nice rights that would drop most fighters. Herman gets the takedown after getting his first attempt stuffed. Herman in half guard. Dropping some elbows. Starks reverses, gets top position inside full guard. Elbows from the bottom by Herman. Herman throws his legs up at the bell. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Herman.
Round 2- Right from Starks. Herman slips to the ground on a kick. Starks lets him up. Misses a high kick. Clinched, Starks turns him to the cage. Knee from Herman, trips Starks to the ground, gets full mount. Takes Starks back, locks on the choke, across the chin, tries to adjust, gets it and Starks taps out. Herman wipes his brow and that gesture says it all. Starks is one big strong mofo. Beautiful finishing sequence from “Short Fuse”! His third straight victory.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Ed Herman def. Clifford Starks by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 1 (1:43)
Scott Jorgensen vs. Renan Barao
Round 1- Body kick from Barao, loud and blocked. Jorgensen checks a leg kick. Dodges a spinning kick. Leg kick from Barao. Again. Jorgensen gives him one. Nice jab from Barao. Spinning back kick to the body. Jorgensen locks him up, Barao gets free. Jab from Barao. Right from Jorgensen. Leg kick from Barao. Jorgensen shoots, stuffed. Barao turns him around. Backs out. Leg kick from Barao, Jab, jab from Jorgensen, leg kick. Jab from Barao. Leg kick from Barao. Left from Jorgensen. Again. Leg kick from Barao. Right from Barao. Leg kick. Nice right from Jorgensen, Barao lands a counter. Front kick from Barao. Big leg kick from Barao tearing that leg up. Jorgensen shoots, stuffed. Clinched, knee from Barao. Spinning heel kick connects from Barao. Inside leg kick. head kick blocked. One two lands for Barao. PMN scores the round 10-9 Barao.
Round 2- Touch gloves. Front kick from Barao. Jorgensen shoots, stuffed. They tie up, Jorgensen backs out. Left from Barao, right to the body. Right from Barao, big leg kick. Body shot from Jorgensen. One two from Barao. Right from Jorgensen. Left from Barao, another, spinning kick from Barao lands, leg kick. Jorgensen shoots, pulls guard. Jorgensen was getting worked on the feet. Barao inside full guard. Jorgensen trying to make something happen. Jorgensen gets to his feet. Jab from Barao. Left hook from Jorgensen, body kick. Leg kick from Jorgensen. Spinning back kick to the body from Barao knocks Jorgensen back. Barao is faster than Jorgensen and is beating him to the punch much of the time. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Barao.
Round 3- Right hand from Jorgensen. Leg kick from Barao. Leg kick Barao. One two, one two from Barao. Left hook Jorgensen. Joe Warren in Jorgensen’s corner calling out instructions. “It’s now or never,” says Warren. Jorgensen looks frustrated as Barao keeps out-striking him. Spinning kick to the face from Barao. Right hand. Jorgensen shoots, stuffed. Left from Barao. Two minutes to go. Barao seems to be slowing just a little. Right hand from Barao. Leg kick. Barao bleeding from the nose. Leg kick from Barao, again. Jab, jab from Jorgensen. One two from Barao. Jab from Jorgensen. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Barao and the fight 30-27 for Barao.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Renan Barao def. Scott Jorgensen by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Rd 3 (5:00)
Renan Barao calls out Dana White and says he wants the belt.
Josh Koscheck vs. Mike Pierce
Round 1- Pierce shoots for a single, stuffed. Body shot. Pressing Kos to the cage. Knee to thigh. Again. Body shot. Knee to thigh. Dirty boxing. Foot stomp. Knee from Kos to the body. Pierce gets underhooks, uppercut, right from Pierce. Jab from Pierce. Pierce ties him up Kos pushes him to the cage. Knee from both guys, Kos backs out. Kos swings big. Jab from Pierce lands. Right from Kos. Pierce lands a nice right. Kos lands one back. Nice jab from Pierce. Kos pokes his chin out. Head kick from Kos blocked. Left hook from Pierce, Kos counters. Right from Kos. Pierce grabs a right leg, pushes Kos to the cage. Close round, PMN scores it 10-9 Kos.
Round 2- Nice right from Pierce. , shoots for a single. Pushes Kos to the cage. Kos turns him to the cage. Jab from Kos. Jab from Pierce. Pierce looks a lot more hungry than Pierce. Looks like Pierce is bleeding from his head near his hairline. Pierce tries to drop levels, Kos defends with underhooks. Tied up against the cage. Ref calls for work. Elbow from Kos on the break. Head butt caused the cut we learn. Ref warns Kos for open hands poking Pierce in the eye. Kos shoots, gets Pierce on his butt. Ref wants work, nice left from Kos as Pierce gets up. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Kos.
Round 3- No touch of gloves. Right from Pierce, Kos with a right back. Jab from Pierce. Kos moving forward. Boos from the crowd. Jab from Pierce, he grabs a single and trips the back leg. Kos gets right up with textbook technique. Ref calls for action as they battle in the clinch. Elbow from Kos. Right from Kos. Two upperctus from Pierce, collar tie and knee to the body from Pierce. Jab from Pierce. Left hook from PIerce, Kos shoots. Pierce defends well. Herb is impatient tonight telling them to work, separates them. Jab from Pierce. He takes a poke in the eye. Herb tells him it’s his last warning. Jab from Pierce. Jab from Pierce. Body shot, right from Kos. Kos shoots for the power double and gets it with less than half a minute to go. Herb already telling them to work, he’s getting on my nerves. Spinning elbow by Pierce, they both raise their hands. PMN scores the bout 10-9 for Kos and the fight 30-27 for Kos. The whole fight was very close.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Josh Koscheck def. Mike Pierce by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) Rd 3 (5:00)
That was Kos’ 15th win in the UFC. The boos were so loud he could not even finish his post-fight interview. He said he was the most hated man in MMA.
Fabricio Werdum vs. Roy Nelson
Round 1- Touch gloves. “USA” chants. Leg kick, body kick from Werdum. He kicks Roy’s leg out from under him, and takes his back immediately. Roy gets back up with perfect technique. Collar tie and a couple knees from Werdum. More knees from Werdum. Uppercut from Roy. Roy leaning on Fabricio against the cage. Big knee, again from Werdum from the collar tie. Roy bleeding. Roy turns him around to the cage. Knee to the thigh from Roy. Ref calls for work. Knee to the thigh from Roy as he holds a body lock. Ref separates them and calls for the doctor to check Roy’s nose. Roy says he’s okay. They restart. Leg kick from Werdum. Roy stalking. Nice one two from Werdum. Roy lands a right and drops him. Roy gets in his guard, lands a right. Werdum tries to grab his ankle. “USA” chants. Werdum up. Kick to the body and a knee from WErdum, just misses a wheel kick. Stitch Duran there to take care of Roy. PMN scores the round 10-9 Werdum. Replay shows that big knee that hit Roy’s nose. Nasty!
Round 2- Touch gloves. Leg kick and a big knee from Werdum. Roy stumbles, gets back up. He’s stalking. Big leg kick from Roy. Big leg kick from Werdum. Overhand right from Roy. One two from Werdum. Knee to the body and face from Werdum. Leg kick from Werdum. Roy lands a punch. Head kick from Werdum. Right from Roy. Jab from Werdum. One two from Werdum, leg kick. Roy misses a left hook. Front kick from Werdum. One two from Werdum. Body punch from Werdum, leg kick. Leg kick from Werdum. Leg kick from Roy. Leg kick from Werdum, knee to the body. Roy lands a nice right. One two from Werdum. Roy lands a counter and stops the forward motion. Leg kick from Werdum, Roy catches it. PMN scores the round 10-9 Werdum.
Round 3- Touch gloves. Jab from Werdum. Left from Roy. Werdum shoots, stuffed. Standing guillotine from Roy. He cranks it. Knee from Roy. Lets it go. Combo and a knee from Werdum. Roy pushes him to the cage. One two three and a knee from Werdum. He said something to Roy. Nice jab from Werdum. Front kick to the face from Werdum, leg kick. Roy looking tired. Body shot, left hand, leg kick from Werdum. Switch kick from Werdum, lands a combo, Roy fires back. Body punch from Werdum. Jab. They hug it out but Roy got spanked in this one. Werdum dominated this fight. PMN scores the round 10-9 for the round and 30-27 for Werdum.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Fabricio Werdum def. Roy Nelson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Rd 3 (5:00)
Vacant UFC Interim Welterweight Championship
Carlos Condit vs. Nick Diaz
Round 1- Oh my. Leg kick Condit. Again. Inside. Again. Nick fakes a shot. Goes for a shot, Condit whips him aside. Nick lands a left. Leg kick from Condit. Nick coming in closing the distance. One two from Diaz. Condit backs up. Leg kick Condit. Diaz stalking. Question mark kick from Condit. Head kick from Nick. Body shot from Condit. Leg kick Condit. Leg kick Condit. Leg kick Diaz. Diaz talking to him. Leg kick Condit. Leg kick Condit, again. Spinning elbow from Condit, Nick ties him up, lands a left, big body shot from Diaz. Jab from Condit. Body shot from Diaz. Condit not staying still. Diaz chants. One two Diaz as he walks Condit down. PMN scores the round 10-9 Condit. (Upon re-watching the fight I would give this round to Diaz)
Round 2- Head kick from Condit misses. Condit running. Leg kick. Nick catches a flying knee. One two from Diaz. Walking him down. Leg kick Condit. Diaz slaps him, lands a one two. Leg kick Condit. Again. Jab jab from Diaz. Leg kick from Condit. Diaz talking taunting. Right hand right hand, one two from Diaz. Head kick Diaz, jab. Body head from Diaz. Body shot from Diaz. Body shot from Condit. Five body shots from Diaz. Head kick Diaz. Leg kick Condit, checked. Diaz chasing this guy all over the place. Jab jab from Diaz. Right from Diaz. Right from Diaz. Leg kick Diaz. PMN scores it 10-9 Diaz. (Upon re-watching the fight I scored the round for Diaz)
Round 3- That was actually an eight shot combo Diaz landed to the body last round. Condit misses a head kick, Diaz misses two. Diaz stalking. Leg kick from Condit. Body head shot from Diaz. Left from Diaz. Body head shot from Diaz as he chases him. Push kick from Condit. Diaz lands a one two three to the body and head. Diaz coming forward the whole time. Leg kick Condit. One two from Diaz, body shot from Condit. Leg kick from Condit. Head kick Diaz. Right from Nick. Leg kick from Condit. Body shot from Nick as Condit gets out of there, again. Big leg kick from Condit. Leg kick Condit. Front kick, leg kick from Condit. Big left from Diaz. Elbow from Condit. Leg kick from Condit. Carlos slips to the ground. PMN scores the round 10-9 Diaz. (Upon re-watching the fight I could se this round going to Condit)
Round 4- Leg kick from Condit. Diaz checks the next one. Leg kick Condit. Push kick. Jab jab from Diaz as Condit runs. Body kick Diaz, inside leg kick. Body shot from Diaz. Push kick to the face from Condit. Diaz with a body lock, drops levels. Condit escapes and lands a one two. Leg kick from Condit. Leg kick from Condit. Leg kick head kick from Condit. Leg kick from Condit. Jab, leg kick from Condit. Condit with a front kick. Head kick from Diaz. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Condit and the crowd boos.
Round 5- One two from Condit. Leg kick. Body kick Diaz. Condit running still. Point fighting is what Condit has been doing this fight. Diaz seems frustrated as I’m sure many people watching are too. Body shot from Diaz. Leg kick Diaz. Leg kick Condit. One two, head kick from Condit. Diaz ties him up, knee. Condit escapes. Left from Diaz. Left from Condit. Body shot from Condit. Leg kick Condit. Nick has his back and takes him down. One minute to go. Body triangle. Nick goes for the choke. Condit escapes. They hug it out. Nick raises his hands. As Cesar Gracie said, Nick’s enemy is the clock. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Diaz and the fight 48-47 for Diaz. And I don’t give a hot damn if you don’t like that score.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Carlos Condit def. Nick Diaz by unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46) Rd 3 (5:00)
Crowd seems half and half in favor of the decision. I won’t argue with the decision, how can you really? I just don’t favor point fighting and running backward. Diaz says he doesn’t accept this fight as a loss.
Nick says he doesn’t want to play this game anymore, he will help out his brother, but he’s “out of this sh*t”. Says he walked Condit down the whole fight, landed the harder shots, etc.
I feel the same way bro. Can’t blame you.