Nick Diaz was looking for a fight and got one from his challenger Paul Daley, who dropped the welterweight from Stockton, California with a wicked left hook. Amazingly, Diaz was able to survive and finish the dangerous Brit in the opening round.
Things were heated from the start, clearly stemming from Friday’s weigh-ins confrontation. Diaz got right into “Semtex’s” face and proceeded to taunt him throughout the early portion of the bout.
It was classic Diaz, as the Strikeforce 170-pound champion dug shots to Daley’s body before rocking him with punches to the face.
Then, seemingly out of nowhere, a left hook flattened the chatty-challenger as Diaz took advantage, unleashing a number of shots before referee “Big John” McCarthy stepped in to stop the title bout.
If you missed all of last night’s crazy action, don’t fret because 5thRound.com has you covered with video highlights courtesy of ESPN: