Yes, Frate Trane. That’s spelled correctly. If you think it’s not, an official will arrive at your front door to revoke your MMA fan card.
If you tuned your television (or illegal internet stream, shame on you) to Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley, then you were witness to the most entertaining title bout of 2011. Nick Diaz just did to Paul Daley exactly what a lot of you thought Paul Daley was going to do to Nick Diaz. It was like some karmatic juxtaposition that concluded on a live cable broadcast. Every armchair MMA coach out there insisted that Nick Diaz ‘shouldn’t get too cocky’ and that ‘if he was smart he would take Paul Daley to the ground’.
Jokes you on, playa. Nick Diaz was cocky and he outboxed Paul Daley.
Another sad day for UK fans, an emotion that I’m sure a lot of you British MMA enthusiasts have felt in the past. An English fighter has never held the strap of any major MMA promotion, and as my buddy on the floor uttered just before he spilled his drink all over my rug: ‘The world will come to an end before any UK fighter touches a UFC (or Strikeforce) belt.’ Hey, I didn’t say it, my rather intoxicated friend did. Feel free to contact him, but only after he reimburses me for the beer he just spilled — which will be never, of course.
Judging by these current trends in MMA, it’s safe to say that Jake Shields will also finish his opponent, Georges St. Pierre, in the first round at UFC 129. Cesar Gracie told MiddleEasy he was 100% certain that Nick Diaz would knockout Paul Daley. If only you guys would have shared our brief Cesar Gracie interview to more people, you would have looked like Nostradamus to your friends.