Nate Diaz has many holes in his game and you can essentially make a blueprint on how to beat him. Conor has taken notes of people in the past who have beat Diaz but has never really tried many head kicks. Diaz is susceptible into being lured into head kicks, and it has proven to be the only strike to finish him. Its not like Conor is too short to head kick him, plus when thompson (who is only 5'10, conor is 5'9) KO'd diaz, he caught diaz moving into it, so height is not much of a factor: Benson Henderson (who is only 5'9 same height as conor): Thomspon: Conor can easily lure nate diaz into moving forward by working his body and chopping at his legs with kicks, and time a head kick that could possibly even finish diaz. If not finish, it would certainly hurt diaz and help conors chances.