Last night former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz gave former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion a surprising thrashing. After losing the first round, Diaz stormed back in the second and third to win a clear and very deserved decision.
Here's our round one and round three scoring. But round two, where Diaz took over, should have it's description read in its entirety:
ROUND 2 - Penn lands a combo, but Diaz responds with an outside leg kick. The fighters clinch and Diaz drives Penn into the fence. The two separate. Penn now doing the stalking. Penn goes for a single, but can't get it. Hard body shots by Diaz. Good jab by Diaz. Penn with his back against the fence and now Diaz seems to be warming. Diaz reaches for a takedown, but can't get it. Left hand by Diaz and another find the mark. Penn is in big trouble. Nick Diaz is absolutely assaulting him.
MMA Nation scores this round 10-9 Diaz.
Below are video highlights that show you precisely what a drubbing it actually was