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Would Diaz have got the finish if he followed up instead of standing back and pointing and laughing?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by TheMaster, Jun 13, 2021.

  1. TheMaster Take The Road To Reality

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    I think he could have. Was a clear opening after the Stockton slap - left straight combo had Edwards almost out on his feet.
     
  2. muaytao Brown Belt

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    Yes should have swarmed him for a tko
     
  3. BobblyStruggles 1-2 head kick combo Banned

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    His leg was fucked from leg kicks. His movement was compromised to move in for the kill.

    Leon was also defending well and moving away.
     
  4. ShorterThanLeprechauns Orange Belt

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    That's how you taunt the right way, not the way which got Silva flatlined by feather-fisted Weidman
     
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  5. Squarechoke Gold Belt

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    Edwards recovered pretty well and when Nate did attack he was never close to replicating that rocking so nothing much to talk about. Nate just got a moment of success in a fight he was outclassed in for the majority of the time.
     
  6. Reign009 Not sure if serious.

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    We'd like to blame it on the taunting, but honestly it still would have been difficult considering the state that Nate was in.
     
  7. TheMaster Take The Road To Reality

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    Stumbling away like a drunkard with his head rolling and hands down is defending well?
    Nate let him of the hook big time there I think could have easily KOd him with a combination in the seconds after the punch landed.
     
  8. CrocopHKtotheballs Green Belt

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    Its funny that him and Nick are known stoners and shit like this is his saving grace.
     
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    Easier said than done.
    Leon was using the clinch to recover and circling away from Nate. If Nate's leg wasn't fucked he could've tried cutting the cage.
     
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    Here’s the thing, Diaz took a very large amount of damage that fight regardless of what he says. His movement was super compromised and his cardio wasn’t where he was used to it being at that point. Diaz took the easy way out and allowed himself to rest and stay safe and then claim post fight “I could have won at any time” rather than trying his 100% best to finish the fight. Truth is he initiated a lot of the clinch work in that final minute when he could have tried to go for the finish. It’s also possible the dude was just too tired or concussed himself and was just on autopilot at that point. Diaz showed that he’s tough and dangerous but he got styled on and beat up very badly and for 4.5 rounds and is going around saying I won, basically. I really enjoyed that fight though both guys looked good at times. Not a big diaz fan but I think Nate is much better now than he was when he fought Rory years ago, which is surprising considering I thought the guy would def peak shortly after TUF and would be irrelevant by now.
     
  11. masfonos Blue Belt

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    Nate needs a 10 rd fight
     
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    Oh ok so It had nothing to do with choosing to stand still and point like an idiot?
     
  13. The-AxeMurderer Gold Belt

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    Nate was beat up, but yeah pointing and laughing was not the right call.

    Should have gone after it more.

    What a crazy upset that would have been.
     
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    Nate for years resorts to fipping his opponent of / taunting when he himself cant go on the offensive or is outclassed. I guess he considers that a moral victory but truth is most of the times he does it because he looses.

    In that particular scene Diaz was badly damaged and himself out of cardio. He did not have it in him to go after Edwards but instead of just letting him go he plays the taunting game. Its his coping mechanism for loosing and the built in excuse for after the fight for his trademark" I could have won if I only wanted"

    He does it in near every fight.
     
  15. Thepaintbucket Gold Belt

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    Diaz was already worn out himself and he's never been a power puncher.
     
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    Nate's few remaining braincells thought otherwise.
     
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    add a right hook to end that combo and it's goodnight , his body was even in the perfect position to do it, just not his punch though
     
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    Leon was out on his feet. If Nate had gone after him he would have put him away. Giving him a few seconds was all Leon needed.
     
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  20. ShowYouRoll Banned Banned

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    I don’t think he cared, he won by making his point that Leon is a hype job. If Nate can slap then rock him like that, imagine Burns, Colby or Usmans aggressiveness.

    Leon was supposed to be great and deserving of a title shot, all he had to do was beat Diaz in a big way. He is a decision guy, nothing more. He couldn’t even finish Nate, which most people on here said he could. I said all week he will win via a decision as usual. Except Diaz shocked us and showed how bad Leon is. I can’t wait to see him never fight for the title, well done Dana for wrecking the hype train.
     
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