Nate Diaz sets CompuStrike striking record for three round MMA fight in win over Donald Cerrone at UFC 141

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sparky
1/1/12 12:57:27PM
Nate Diaz put on quite possibly the best performance of his career last night (Dec. 30, 2011) at UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem, defeating Donald Cerrone via unanimous decision after three rounds thanks to relentless, laser-like striking.

How precise? Accurate enough to set a CompuStrike record for a three round mixed martial arts (MMA) fight.

Diaz landed an astounding 82 percent of his strikes, connecting on 258 out of 314 punches. After plenty of pre-fight trash talk from both competitors, the fight, unsurprisingly, never hit the ground for the entire 15 minutes. On the contrary, the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belt under Cesar Gracie -- who displayed improved boxing in his submission victory over Takanori Gomi at UFC 135 -- took his striking to a whole new level in his dominant UFC 141 win over "Cowboy.


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Kpro
1/1/12 1:21:48PM
Diaz brothers set back to back CompuStrike records for output and accuracy.

Don't have to like em as people, but man are they fun to watch as fighters.
Rabi
1/1/12 1:27:39PM
Thats awesome, I like both the Diaz's, I dont mind all the shit talking as long as you can back it up, and both of them defo back it up.
DrivenDavies15
1/1/12 1:40:17PM
saw this one coming lol, Diaz looked sooooo good and is imo 1 fight away from a title shot. Either way that was the best performance of his career!!
DancingDoll
1/1/12 1:43:52PM
Unfortunately, Cerrone was a standing punching bag. Diaz has great accuracy but doesn't have a lot of intensity behind those punches or he would have dropped him and it never went to the ground. And Cerrone has a great chin, gotta give him that.
kopower
1/1/12 2:13:20PM
Very impressive. I'm not a fan of Nick, but I like Nate. He seems a tad more respectful than his brother. I know that's not saying much, but watch his post fight press conference. He apologized for the hat flip, and said all the antics were for the show.

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FastKnockout
1/1/12 3:53:59PM

Posted by Kpro

Diaz brothers set back to back CompuStrike records for output and accuracy.

Don't have to like em as people, but man are they fun to watch as fighters.



Agreed. I don't like how they handle themselves outside the octagon, but hey, it's MMA, not popularity contest (for the most part.)
Lesnar1
1/1/12 6:01:31PM
WoW! 82% of his strikes landed, and 258 punches landing, that's crazy! Cerrone must have one hard head.
tcunningham
1/2/12 2:47:57AM
sounds like diaz is seriously lacking punching power. he looked good against a sluggish cerrone, and now everyone thinks he deserves a title shot? i think guida, bendo, Maynard, florian, j-lau, sotiropoulis and stout would beat diaz. i think hes at least 2 fights away from a title shot
Rabi
1/2/12 2:50:57AM

Posted by tcunningham

sounds like diaz is seriously lacking punching power. he looked good against a sluggish cerrone, and now everyone thinks he deserves a title shot? i think guida, bendo, Maynard, florian, j-lau, sotiropoulis and stout would beat diaz. i think hes at least 2 fights away from a title shot



I think the first 4 you said would, but J-Lau, Sotir and Stout I dont think they would beat Diaz.
Pookie
1/2/12 3:10:31AM

Posted by tcunningham
he looked good against a sluggish cerrone,



Nonsense. He made Cerrone look sluggish.
ncordless
1/2/12 3:14:33AM

Posted by tcunningham

sounds like diaz is seriously lacking punching power. he looked good against a sluggish cerrone, and now everyone thinks he deserves a title shot? i think guida, bendo, Maynard, florian, j-lau, sotiropoulis and stout would beat diaz. i think hes at least 2 fights away from a title shot



Sam Stout? I'd do a lifetime av bet with you if that fight got made. That's just silly.
prophecy033
1/2/12 5:41:11AM
I knew he threw a lot of punches but damn. Didn't help that Cerrone was just standing there letting him Tee off. At one point I looked at my buddy and said "is it just me or does Cerrone look like Nate Quarry". He literally looked like Quarry in his fight against Franklin. After he would get tagged, he'd start bouncing for a second then right back to flat footed.
emfleek
1/2/12 9:59:21AM

Posted by Pookie


Posted by tcunningham
he looked good against a sluggish cerrone,



Nonsense. He made Cerrone look sluggish.



This this and this.

Give the kid some credit FFS. He whooped that ass.