Strikeforce Welterweight Championship Nick Diaz made it nine straight wins in a row after defeating Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos at Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg last night.
Diaz survived a tough first round which saw Cyborg pulverize Diaz’s legs with inside leg kicks. Diaz still managed to stand toe-to-toe with Santos, and managed to submit Cyborg late in the second round en route to earning his third straight title defense.
Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com caught up with Diaz after the fight, who talked about getting respect, his future challengers and more. You can check out the interview below.