Nick Diaz met DREAM Welterwerweight Champion Marius Zaromskis for the Strikeforce strap in 2010, it became firefight.
Throwing caution to the wind, both men were set on attacking and taking the title in emphatic fashion. It was Diaz, however, who would get the kill, his voluminous offense was too much for "The Whitemare" to overcome, as he would notch a first-round TKO.
Sheer chaos; that is all that can be said about the Strikeforce Welterweight Title fight between Nick Diaz and Paul Daley.
Both men threw caution to the wind and assaulted one another until someone's body gave out.
Diaz would find himself dropped and badly hurt at one point, but the chin of the Stockton native held up to the dynamite in "Semtex's" hands. Diaz continued to fight until it was Daley's turn to go down late in the first frame, which proved to be the end of the bout.
The battle of legend vs. brash young fighter that pit Nick Diaz against Frank Shamrock was a bit of a turning point for the Cesar Gracie product.
The catchweight bout saw Diaz overwhelm the elder statesman of MMA, beating him relentlessly while spouting insults. It was the body shots of the future Strikeforce champion that would begin the final sequence, dropping Shamrock and sending him into retirement.
"The Kid From Stockton's" return to the UFC saw him put on his most impressive performance to date. After being pulled from a championship fight against Georges St-Pierre for failing to attend a press conference, Nick was then matched with former champion B.J. Penn.
While Penn opened up strong, Diaz would launch into his trademark overwhelming offense, brutalize Penn, and set a record for most strikes landed inside the octagon. While Penn survived, he came up on the very short end of a unanimous decision.