MMA Fighter Challenges People to Punch Him in the Face, Everyone Fails

Even More ‘Diaz vs. Noons II’ Aftermath Notes: Scoring Corrections, the Diaz/Mayhem Water Bottle Incident


(Props: CompuStrike via BloodyElbow. Click for larger version.)

Just because there were no major screw-ups during Saturday’s Strikeforce show, doesn’t mean they didn’t get a couple of minor details wrong. Case in point: the CompuStrike numbers that came back after the Diaz vs. Noons main event. Was anybody else shocked to learn that KJ Noons actually outstruck Nick Diaz 310-194, and landed a full 51% of his strikes? It seemed to us that Diaz was controlling the standup exchanges pretty clearly. As it turns out, CompuStrike incorrectly reported the strike totals from the fight, due to a "glitch" in their system; the real totals are above. There, now you can rest easily knowing that the decision was fair and your eyes did not deceive you.

Now, moving onto judging errors…


If you’re as brain-dead as most MMA judges, it can be hard to add up five numbers in a short amount of time. That’s why judge Steve Morrow returned his odd 49-47 total for Diaz vs. Noons, when he clearly meant to give it a 49-46. Props to MiddleEasy for the find. Thankfully, Morrow’s poor addition skills didn’t affect the outcome of the fight.

In a related story, the judge who scored Josh Thomson vs. Gesias Cavalcante a 30-27 in favor of Thomson was some ditzy broad named Susan Thomas-Gitlin.

And finally, Nick Diaz and Jason "Mayhem" Miller almost hosted a sequel to their Strikeforce: Nashville brawl on Saturday, as the two fighters got into an altercation backstage. According to one account of the incident:

After the Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Noons II card, Nick Diaz was walking in the hallway of the HP Pavilion to attend the post-fight press conference. Simultaneously, the guys at Showtime were ushering Mayhem Miller out of the post-fight press conference in order to prevent another Strikeforce: Tennessee. From what I was told, Mayhem was supposed to exit out of the post-fight press conference doors and take a right, while Nick Diaz was going to enter the room in the opposite direction. In short, both fighters would have never crossed paths if this initial plan actually worked, however things sort of ‘screwed up’.

As Mayhem Miller was walking down the corridor, he abruptly turned around and walked the other way. As the two were approaching each other, things seemed to be somewhat civil. Out of nowhere, Nick Diaz launched a water bottle directly at Mayhem’s face — almost at point-blank range. It hit Mayhem directly in the face, water exploded everywhere and Miller looked stunned. Security got in-between the two and Nick Diaz held his arms up and said ‘Come on you fat [expletive]!’. He then tried shoving the security away to get close to Mayhem while screaming ‘Let’s do it right now!’. Nick Diaz managed to get within swinging distance, and then more security jumped in and held back Nick and finally got him to walk in the opposite direction, towards the post-fight press conference room.

After Scott Coker was informed of the scuffle, he told reporters:

"It’s not hard to promote that fight. But we’ll see if they really want to do fight in the cage. It’s one thing to have them bump in to each other in the hallway and call each other names. But if they really want to fight in the cage, if anybody can put it together, we can put it together."

We’re going to hold you to that, Scott…

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Susan B. Sandwiches- October 12, 2010 at 9:26 am
Don't be thirsty homey.
frndlylion- October 11, 2010 at 10:17 pm
@BONGTAR You have to wonder if all the energy he spent playing with his hair would have been better put to use trying to win the fight. He looked like a retard.

Diaz almost got his ass handed to him by a 155er. Mayhem is going to fuck him up. I will thoroughly enjoy watching it if its allowed to happen. Think strikeforce will make him drop to 170 to do it?
fatbellyfrank- October 11, 2010 at 4:28 pm
Yeah, I was stunned by the compustrike stats, it was like Fuck, am I that drunk I missed all those strikes by Noons? However, the only true way to score a fight is by Stockton rules, and I think Nick came out on top with that.
bitteralex- October 11, 2010 at 2:37 pm
i'm surprised her name isn't Susan Thomas-Gitlin-Peoples
bitteralex- October 11, 2010 at 2:34 pm
given strikeforce's track record we'll probably have to wait a couple years before we see diaz/miller
ilvbllythekd12- October 11, 2010 at 12:27 pm
"What's the world coming to when you can't rely on humans or computers to be correct when judging a fight. We mine as well use a fuckin' Applause-O-Meter and let the audience determine the winner."
-Cecils_Pupils

LOL

@BONGTAR I was annoyed with his hair too. I was at the fight, and the whole group of people I was with was so distracted by it! It had to be awful for him. I'm surprised Nick didn't take one of those hairstyling moments to pop Noons straight on the jaw. You could time it pretty easily.
El Guapo- October 11, 2010 at 11:35 am
The judge who scored it 30-27 was a breezer?? Supriiiise, suprise*.

NOW I wanna see the Diaz-Mayhem scrap. It just seemed like the beef was between Miller and Shields more than anything, and Nick still had unfinished business/beef of his own with Noons. That's settled, so...... Next!

*Not really. Not at all, actually. In fact, I knew it was a broad.
BryanF- October 11, 2010 at 10:55 am
People, remain calm!!!

I'd like to advise all homies not to be scared right now...
BONGTAR- October 11, 2010 at 10:55 am
I was super annoyed at Noons fucking with his hair every five seconds. What a little bitch.
noname- October 11, 2010 at 10:51 am
It's sad how Mayhem knows he will never get a legitimate title shot so he has to resort to such tactics as this to force Strikeforce to give him one.
Bill Jackson- October 11, 2010 at 10:49 am
Applause-O-Meter!! Perfect! That will be the future of the sport.
cecils_pupils- October 11, 2010 at 10:12 am
What's the world coming to when you can't rely on humans or computers to be correct when judging a fight. We mine as well use a fuckin' Applause-O-Meter and let the audience determine the winner.
Clyde- October 11, 2010 at 9:38 am
And they say the education system is failing. Anyone else think that all of the bad decisions we've had are in fact, clerical errors due to the fact that people can't fucking add up a set of 3 or 5 numbers, all of which are less than 11 and usually more than 8?
Gener- October 11, 2010 at 9:19 am
Sakuraba T-Shirts simply say Water...

War Sak!
KarmaAteMyCat- October 11, 2010 at 8:18 am
My Fiance who was knows nothing about MMA also called bullshit on the Compustrike as did I after the fight which was hillarious. So meh fuck computer programs sometimes there only as smart as the coder and for all we know Yves could have designed that fucking program. Side note: Diaz is the man. Don't be scared Mayhem this isn't MTV Bitch.
PortlandMMA- October 11, 2010 at 7:48 am
I would consider the compustrike thing to be a pretty big deal since it got everyone I was watching the fight with to talk shit and say Noons got robbed. My fiance even knew that the compustrike was wrong and yet the announcers for Strikeforce who just watched the fight cageside analyzed the numbers after the fight like it was no big deal...At least they had Militech there though, it kind of balanced out a little of the ignorance from Mauro...nothing you can do about Shamrock though...his statements on Diaz are about as objective as Glen Beck would be on Jimmy Carter.
Meaot- October 11, 2010 at 7:29 am
Sad to see the judges using boxing scorecards. It's not like it's a different sport right? I mean the criteria for scoring a fight are super similar!

Am I the only who finds it ridiculous that the only thing a judge has to write down is a simple number for each round?
agentsmith- October 11, 2010 at 7:15 am
I'm guessing Diaz calling Miller a "fat fuck" means he wants the fight at 170.
herb137- October 11, 2010 at 6:58 am
i guess being an mma judge is like being a weatherman. you can be completely wrong and you still get to keep your job.
Marteeny- October 11, 2010 at 6:55 am
Go figure. I was surprised to hear one of the judges score Diaz/Noons 49-47.

I had rounds 1, 3 & 4 going to Diaz. Round 2 for Noons. Round 5 being a 10-10.

I was ecstatic to hear a judge actually utilizing a 10-10 round, but now it turns out he just can't add. Good grief.
Videodrome_NOW- October 11, 2010 at 6:41 am
Where the hell is Lookoutawhale with a magical gif of the water bottle incident????
the glza- October 11, 2010 at 6:30 am
yes -- diaz/miller could be what fedor/overeem would have been to strikeforce -- a way to stay out of bankruptcy for a couple of months.
Ballkick- October 11, 2010 at 6:27 am
I would much rather see Miller/Diaz than Diaz/anyone else,.....so make it so #2.

Everybody loves to see two guys that really hate each other have a fight, been that way since grade 1.
The Fresh One- October 11, 2010 at 6:25 am
Please, please, please set up Mayhem/Diaz!
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