Nick Diaz returned to the octagon tonight and lost to Anderson “The Spider” Silva after five hard fought rounds. The fight went to decision and although Diaz did not agree with the judges’ scoring criteria, Diaz remained respectful toward Anderson Silva after the fight.
Diaz did not take any significant damage that could have ended the fight. He suffered a cut over his left eye, but he claimed that the cut was there before he even walked into the octagon. After feeling Silva’s power, Diaz said that he didn’t think Silva would end up finishing him.
During the UFC 183 Post Fight Press Conference, Diaz stated, “I don’t think he could have finished me. If anyone could have finished anybody it would be me finishing him.”
Anderson Silva mentioned during the post fight press conference that Diaz’s style forced him to fight. How do you think Nick Diaz would have finished Anderson Silva if the fight went past five rounds? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!