Strikeforce Results: Nick Diaz TKO's Paul DaleyPosted on April 9, 2011, 10:56 PM by Anton Gurevich
In one of the most entertaining rounds in MMA history, Nick Diaz retained his Strikeforce Welterweght title with a TKO victory over Paul "Semtex" Daley.
The fight started with Diaz taunting Daley, but the Cesar Gracie product quickly tasted some of Brit's power, finding himself with face down on the canvas. However, Daley was unable to finish the fight, giving Diaz an opportunity to recover. Nick Diaz got back on his feet, unleashing fury on Paul Daley. Now it was "Semtex" who was hurt, and forced to counter punch in order to defend himself.
But counter-puncher or not, Paul Daley managed to hurt Nick Diaz again. The Champion once again found himself with face down on the canvas, as Daley went very close to finishing the fight and becoming the new Strikeforce Welterweight Champion.
Then, in an awkward Deja-vu moment, Diaz managed to stand up on his feet. And once again, the Champ unleashed the fury at Daley at the fence, looking to finish the fight. Daley managed to push Nick Diaz away, but he was already KO'd on his feet. The British challenger wobbled and fell down on his back, and it was nothing but a short way from there for Nick Diaz to finish the fight just a few seconds before the end of Round 1.
Diaz improves his record to 25-7, and is without a doubt one of the top Mixed Martial Artists in the world today. Strikeforce Welterweight Champion makes a great case for challenging the winner of Jake Shields and George St. Pierre (if GSP is victorious), in case the UFC decide to make the Anderson Silva vs. Yushin Okami fight official for UFC: Rio.
Photo: Esther Lin for Strikeforce