Did you hear about the controversy surrounding Monday’s UFC Fight Night 20 show? Nate Diaz is now claiming he should have been on the winning end of the split decision verdict and not Gray Maynard
Yesterday, Diaz released a video blog questioning how he could have possibly lost a fight in which his face doesn’t have a mark on it and Maynard’s looked like he played the unenviable roll of punching bag.
“If anybody sees Gray Maynard, tell him to show his face today and see how it looks,” an upset Diaz stated. “I got more landed strikes in that fight, and I threw more [strikes].”
Although Diaz’ grill may not be blemished, two of the three judges sitting Octagon-side scored the three round battle in Maynard’s favor, 30-27 and 29-28, while only one judge saw it through Diaz’s eyes and rewarded the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu wizard a 29-28 score.
How in the world could that possibly happen, Nate?
“They must’ve been judging it on the person who they liked better because, obviously as far as the commentary was concerned, everybody liked Gray,” Diaz said of the one-sided verbiage used by the UFC mic men. “[Joe Rogan & Mike Goldberg] talked about me pretty negatively on there and they talked [Gray] up the whole time – leading all the people to believe I lost the fight.
“If you’re going to judge a fight, put the TV on mute if you can.”