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What!? What!? What is next for Nate Diaz?

IQ or sperm count? No, I mean FUCK YOU!

According to Dana White and Nate Diaz himself, the newly declared #1 contender for the light-weight division stated at the UFC on FOX post-fight press conference that he will wait for the winner of the pending Ben Henderson VS Frankie Edgar bout.  Just prior to the Jim Miller VS Nate Diaz contest, the rumor mill began to swirl that Edgar had injured his nose in training and the upcoming rematch with BenDo was going to get pushed back until later this year in the September-November area.  If that is the case, Diaz is going to be sitting for the next several months.

According to the official UFC twitter account:
Dana says Diaz will wait for the title shot. He had the option to fight Pettis first if he wanted to stay busy but it was never mandated.”

Fair enough, I suppose, but if Nate is going to wait until after the scheduled championship rematch and then linger until the winner heals, we are conservatively looking at March of 2013 or later before he competes again.  That is a pretty long lay-off for a competitor that had 4 fights in 2011.  Not only did he compete 4 times last year, he mixed a change of weight-class in between the two.  Since being dominated by Rory MacDonald, Diaz has destroyed Takanori Gomi, Donald Cerrone and Jim Miller while raking in 2 “submission of the night” bonuses plus a “fight of the night” check as well.

With that being said . . . . . What about Anthony Pettis?  After his destruction of Joe Lauzon in February he seemed to be the heir apparent to the #1 contender spot.  It appears that it is just tough luck for a guy that has already beaten the current UFC light-weight champ and now he is going to have to take another tough fight just to maintain his ranking within the UFC.  It may seem like sour grapes but DW announced prior to the UFC on FOX 3 matches that Diaz would become the #1 contender with a victory.

Doesn’t it seem logical that Diaz VS Pettis would be the obvious match booked on the same fight card just prior to the main event during the Bendo VS Edgar rematch PPV?   Whoever wins their perspective fights would have to compete on the same night and then know who they would be fighting next.  No showers post fight for the winner of Diaz VS Pettis.  In fact, make the winner do commentary while watching the main event.  It couldn’t be worse than Jeff Blatnick or Jim Brown back in the old days

It’s a pipe dream, I know.  I just have a few questions for the Potato Nation.
Though he earned it, should Diaz sit out for the next 8-10 months (ala Condit) even though he is on a wrecking spree?
Who should Pettis fight in the mean time?
Once Gilbert Meledez is given a UFC contract, is he going to spoil the party in the light-weight division because he and Diaz are teammates?
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BigBalluh- May 7, 2012 at 12:37 pm
lol @ you guys always talkin down on nick and nate's intelligence when I find grammatical errors in every article I read. They might not be the smartest but there a fuckload better at their jobs then you will ever dream to be.
AndyInflammatory- May 6, 2012 at 9:26 pm
"Whoever wins their perspective fights "


Solid idea though of co-main-eventing Diaz vs Pettis. Pettis has been lied to.
The12ozCurls- May 7, 2012 at 7:27 am
Considering I wrote it around 2:30 am on Sunday after a long evening of UFC on FOX, Mayweather VS Cotto and over indulging for Cinco de Drinko - I am just happy that I wrote it in English and not Martian. At least I spelled the wrong word correctly, so if that is your only gripe - I can live with that.
DangadaDang- May 7, 2012 at 7:56 am
I think the word you were both looking for was "respective."
The12ozCurls- May 7, 2012 at 8:37 am
Probably, but I honestly don't remember. lol
RearNakedSpoon- May 6, 2012 at 12:29 pm
I think now that Nick knows he is not good enough to get near the 170 belt, it's time to take the shortest route to the 155 belt with Nate and keep their fingers crossed. Unfortunately for them, I can't see him beating Pettis, Edgar or Benson.
Chonde- May 6, 2012 at 12:19 pm
I'm a huge Diaz bros fan because they always show to fight. I would be greatly disappointed to see Nate hang on the sidelines waiting for a title shot. Too many things can happen during the wait and while he is entering his prime, it would be a waste of a year. Diaz is better when active so Pettis makes sense and would be very exciting.
Lesnarischamp- May 6, 2012 at 12:18 pm
if Edgar is injured, just plug Diaz in for Bendo, and Edgar can have the winner.
dranokills- May 6, 2012 at 12:16 pm
nipple, McDonald could beat Nate 4 outta 4 times and you still wouldn't take your mouth off his nuts would ya?
Nippletwist- May 6, 2012 at 12:24 pm
i said macdonald won the fight, and he won the third convincingly. he just didn't "dominate" the fight. the first two rounds couldve gone either way because rory couldnt keep nate on the ground and nate was landing more strikes. that's not nuthugging that's just analysis. nuthugging would be to say macdonald dominated, if you nearly lost two rounds of a fight you definitely did not dominate.
smellypiratehooker- May 6, 2012 at 2:21 pm
Ya, don't mistake my reply for hate, but you would have had to have watched that fight with a pair of Diaz brand Arabian googles to have thought that Nate did anything close to resemble winning. In fact, I'm not sure anything that you said about that fight was actual truth.
Nippletwist- May 7, 2012 at 7:11 am
well i everything i said was true, the first two rounds nick was arguably winning, the argument could be made for rory too. the first two rounds were close and overall there wasn't much action. there was barely any damage done to either fighter the entire fight. rory grinded out the judges decision, kudos for that, but that is not a dominant victory, especially if there is little action throughout the fight and the first two rounds were close. i'm not sure if your really disagreeing with me, im not saying diaz won, i'm taking issue with people saying macdonald dominated the fight, he didn't, it was a close, mostly boring fight.
smellypiratehooker- May 7, 2012 at 9:39 am
This arguement is getting pretty tired but all you have to do is look at Nates face at the end of the fight and the judges score cards. If two judges scoring it 30-26 and one 30-27 doesn't constitute a domination than please tell me what does?
Gorgzilla- May 6, 2012 at 1:34 pm
Well you got me thinking. What if I was wrong? What if i remembered incorrectly about Rory's asswupping of Diaz. I cant live with that...

So I rewatched it too! And Diaz never took MacDonald down. You're just lying to make Nates sweaty nuts taste better.

Then I started thinking again. What if Dias actually won the first two cus "he was landing more strikes"?

So I cheched that too! On fightmetric. And.... Well ... he didn't.
Nippletwist- May 7, 2012 at 7:21 am
i was never nuthugging, i gave a real balanced analysis. the first two rounds not much happened, neither fighter did much, diaz was landing his combos a little cleaner so i gave him the first two. but i gave rory the fight because the third round was clearly his and the suplexes were the most significant thing in the fight. the problem with those suplexes is they didn't really do any damage, the just looked cool, and they made everyone forget everything else that happened in the fight.
Nippletwist- May 7, 2012 at 7:16 am
he took him down in both the first and second rounds. he didn't keep him down, or dow anything with it. it wasn't really significant but it happened. to call that fight an "asswupping" is the real nuthugging. it was a close, mostly boring fight. nate was winning the striking in the first two rounds by a slight margin, fight metric can suck my dick and kiss my ass, they're system is bunk as shit.
Gorgzilla- May 7, 2012 at 8:07 am
Wow. You have a really liberal view of what constitutes a takedown. Like if you don't actually take anyone down, it still counts as one.
I'm not going to waste anymore time on you though. Cya round buddy;-D
Nippletwist- May 7, 2012 at 9:23 am
and you have a liberal view of "ass whooping" if dealing no damage and getting a judges decision is whooping ass
dranokills- May 6, 2012 at 12:13 pm
and...fuck, there isn't enough brain acid to get THAT outta my head.
As for Nate, I don't care.
Nippletwist- May 6, 2012 at 12:11 pm
its so dumb how people say macdonald dominated diaz. guy is so overhyped. i just rewatched that fight and in the first two round diaz had a clear advantage in striking, whilst macdonald only got a couple takedowns, and couldn't keep nick on the ground, maintain good position or do any damage. and nate took him down a couple times too. there's strong argument nate got the first two rounds of the fight.

and yeah rory had those flashy suplexes in the third but they were all flair and no substance they didn't really do any damage. id say macdonald won because i tend to give the 3rd round more credence and he did definitely win the third.

but it wasn't at all dominant it was kinda like the first two rounds he might've lost and not much happened, and in the third he had some flashy throws that got him the nod. that is no criteria for dominance people just call it dominant because everyone's on the macdonald hype train after gsp said that stuff about him.
Nippletwist- May 7, 2012 at 7:30 am
if you say anything good about a diaz everyone calls you a brainless nuthugger, whilst simultaneously offering no semblance of anything to specifically address your arguments. it's amazing how they illustrate themselves as fools and try to insult others in the same breadth. brainless hating is just as bad as nuthugging. and calling a close boring fight what it was is not hugging anyones nuts.