Matt Serra explains why Nate Diaz should have been given the win at UFC 202

August 25, 2016 4:54 pm by Evan Bell
Conor McGregor Nate Diaz

In the main event of UFC 202, Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor squared off in what many are calling one of the greatest fights of all time.

After 5 rounds of action, the judges scored the fight a majority decision for Conor McGregor, with two of the three judges giving McGregor 48-47 scores.

The way former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra sees it, Diaz should have actually won the fight.

He spoke on UFC Unfiltered:

“I thought Diaz won, three rounds to two, to be honest with you. I think it came down to that fifth round and Diaz won it.”

“First round Conor and in the second round, first minute, boom, he knocks down Nate. Some are thinking it’s automatically a 10-8 round [to McGregor] but I don’y know. The next four minutes, at the end of that round… shit, look at him going back to his stool. He was lucky.”

“Third round could have been a 10-8 for Nate. If you are saying the fifth round could have been a 10-9 for either one, it depends on who you gave it to, I gave it to Nate and I thought the take-down sealed the deal at the very end. That was beautifully executed.”

“He was stalking McGregor the whole time; backing him up.”


About BJPENN.com

Shouted out after victory to the UFC masses, BJPENN.COM is the home to multiple time champion BJ Penn. After a decade of on-line operation BJPENN.COM has evolved into the most reliable destination for all your fighter interviews, fighter blogs and MMA/UFC news stories.

Advertise with us

For all advertising inquiries click here.

About us

Please contact us for all website inquiries.