Despite their past beef, Bellator prospect Dillon Danis could only give props to Nate Diaz for his showing at UFC 241 last night.
Diaz put in a dominant performance on his way to a clear unanimous decision victory over Anthony Pettis. Outperforming Pettis in the striking as well as grappling, Diaz notably won the fight 30-27 on all three judges’ scorecards. It was all the more impressive considering it was his first outing in nearly three years when he last lost a majority decision to Conor McGregor.
Because of his rivalry with McGregor, Diaz naturally had some back-and-forth trash talk with the Irishman’s friend and training partner Danis. But even considering all that, the Bellator star could only applaud the Stockton native’s performance.
“I know I have had my beef with Nate Diaz but you gotta give respect where it’s due that was a masterful performance,” Danis tweeted.
It’s a welcome change from Danis, but not one that fans can expect to see more regularly. After all, the 25-year-old has made it a habit of going after the well-known UFC stars on social media.
Regardless, were you as impressed with Diaz’s performance as Danis was? And do you think Danis will go back to trash talking Diaz eventually?