The younger of the fighting Diaz brothers continued his lightweight renaissance last night by handling the very tough Jim Miller inside of two rounds.
Nate Diaz met his fellow top 155er in the main event of UFC on FOX 3 at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey — Miller’s backyard. But being in enemy territory didn’t slow Diaz even a step. In fact, the 27-year-old put on his best performance yet.
As has become his M.O., Diaz kept Miller on the end of his voluminous, punch-heavy offense, waded through any shots thrown his way and wore down his opponent before closing on a brilliant submission. Diaz forced the previously unfinished Miller to submit in only the second round of their scheduled five round battle. The impressive showing is just more evidence that the Diaz brothers know a thing or two about this fighting stuff.
“I think that the Diaz brothers both have a unique style,” UFC president Dana White said at the event’s post-fight press conference. “I was telling Nate this tonight, I’ll be sitting out there with other fighters and stuff and people will be like, ‘God, he looks slow,’ and ‘God, they don’t look like they hit hard,’ and then ding! As soon as he said that, (Diaz) dropped Miller. The Diazes have a very unique fighting style that is very effective and unlike anybody else in the sport.”
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