While most fans and pundits felt quite comfortable with the scoring of the UFC 183 main event for the returning Anderson Silva, former Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz could not have disagreed more.
While Silva was awarded a unanimous decision, where only one of the three judges handed Diaz a round in the fight, the Stockton native revealed that he though he was ahead during the entire fight.
“I felt like I won every round,” Diaz told Joe Rogan following the fight. “These judges don’t like my attitude out here sometimes.”
Speaking at the press conference shortly thereafter, Diaz explained that he deserved to win the fight because he moved forward the entire time and pushed the pace.
“I know how I feel at the end of the fight,” Diaz said at the press conference. “I don’t know what the judges are thinking, but I definitely pushed forward the whole time. I don’t know how they judge fights sometimes.”
While Diaz was willing to admit that he will not know what actually happened during the fight until he rewatches the tape, he still thinks he should have won because he was the fighter who was closer to finishing his opponent.
“I get real confused on how to win a fight out here initially,” Diaz said. “And then nowadays when you watch their counterstrikes and all that stuff. I don’t know what’s what until I see it. I don’t know how many punches were thrown or what. I just know that I could see this guy’s punches. He don’t think he could have finished me. If anybody was gonna finish anybody it was gonna be me finishing him.”
Transcription taken from MMAFighting.com.
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