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

By bjpenndotcom - August 25, 2016

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.

Conor McGregor Nate Diaz

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.”


Matt Serra