Sure we saw the introduction of Alistair Overeem to the UFC and the retirement of Brock Lesnar from the sport of MMA. However, we must not forget that Nate Diaz gave Cowboy Cerrone a double middle finger just before the third round at UFC 141. Out performing Donald Cerrone by over 150 strikes was just not enough to fulfill whatever void resides deep within the Stockton native. It’s the equivalent of dominating a six-pack of Heineken and then systematically breaking every bottle against a brick wall and igniting the remains as a sign of sheer disrespect. Press row was set up just behind Cerrone, but I managed to catch Nate Diaz initially give Cerrone the middle finger and then switch to a double middle finger solely because he didn’t feel like one hand had the ability to express how much he loathed Cerrone. Just really think about that. The psychological process that went into that is phenomenally complex. The duration he held up both hands towards Cerrone was much longer than what you guys saw on the UFC 141 PPV. As you can see in this .gif by ZombieProphet, Nate Diaz gives Cowboy the finger and then the camera cuts to Cerrone acknowledging it. While Cerrone is nodding his head, Nate Diaz is still giving him the double finger and became nearly motionless at this point. The crowd inside the MGM Garden Arena exploded and then Herb Dean signaled for the start of the final round.
In our 2012 MiddleEasy Awards, we may have a category entitled ‘The Most Gangsterish Moment of the Year’ and this will undoubtedly be nominated. Amazing.