UFC 158: GSP close out Nick Diaz
into the opening round. Diaz fast rolled and turned as he searched for chances on the ground, yet St-Pierre persistently regulated the positioning as he transitioned from side to side and searched for an opportunity to take his rival's back. Diaz guarded well as he turned to make space, yet it was lacking nothing positional control for St-Pierre all through the casing.
A disappointed Diaz lurched at St-Pierre well after the ringer, yet ref Yves Lavigne anticipated any contact.
Diaz again terminated punches from separation to open the second, and St-Pierre briskly obliged with a couple of fresh counter punches before driving in for an additional takedown a little more than 30 seconds into the round. Diaz worked to his knees yet discovered no space for submissions or a break. A stronger St-Pierre basically out-built Diaz while keeping him tight to the mat.
Diaz irrevocably mixed up with one moment remaining, and the pair bartered on the feet until the ringer. Diaz could not increase any force, and he was at the end of the day pulled away by Lavigne at the ringer.
St-Pierre worked a fresh punch to open the third, and Diaz reacted with his trademark taunts. Nonetheless, St-Pierre stayed with the approach and scored a different takedown. This time Diaz essentially slithered to the wall and moved to his feet, where he again looked to exchange. Diaz discovered certain victory with a colossal right to the figure and some slapping kicks to the legs. He likewise shielded a handful of takedowns, yet none of it bothered St-Pierre, who pressed on to fiery breakout in numerous fresh punches.
With one moment left, St-Pierre investigated the clock and appeared to be to be tiring as Diaz bloodied up the champ's nose with a couple of straight punches. St-Pierre scored a different takedown to increase control of the force, and Diaz took a different swing from his back well after the chime, which incited an exclusion cautioning.
As the championship rounds opened, Diaz again discovered a route to safeguard the takedown. In any case, he still discovered it challenging to outstrike the straight, specialized blows of his rival. Diaz put his hands by his waist to draw St-Pierre, however the champ essentially dropped him to the deck and proceeded his positional command.
Down four adjusts to none, Diaz again looked to strike in the last edge. St-Pierre was unable to score an early takedown, however when Diaz slipped on a towering kick, the movement again came back to the ground. Diaz mixed up with less than two minutes remaining, however he can't exploit the feet. St-Pierre scored one last takedown in the last moment, and he rained in a couple of elbows soon after the last ringer.
After an epic prefight advance that incorporated much wrath, Diaz raised St-Pierre's deliver a decent show of class. St-Pierre furnished a proportional payback not long after, however the victor was obvious, and the champion was honored a wipe wipe out on the judges' cards, 50-45 no matter how you look at it.
"I didn't need to battle with him in a boxing run for the reason that he's the best boxer in intermingled combative technique, and his jiu-jitsu is astonishing," St-Pierre stated. "At the time you battle a gentleman such as this, its essentially difficult to get primed for them."
What's more notwithstanding the prefight garbage-talk that colored the matchup, St-Pierre stated he harbored no malevolence to the challenger.
"He did an amazing work advertising the battle," St-Pierre stated. "Scratch Diaz is a great fellow. ... I never took it private." With the triumph, St-Pierre (24-2 MMA, 18-2 UFC) ties UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes with the most octagon scores in the announcement's history with 18. In the mean time, a down and out Diaz (26-9 MMA, 7-6 UFC), who come back from a 13-month tranquilize suspension accompanying a second slipped up test because of ganja, indicated he may be finished with MMA.
"I suppose I'm heading off to need to only sort of resolve in the event that I need to continue doing this," Diaz stated. "To be genuine, I don't think I've truly got it anymore."