Nick Diaz Talks Point Fighting - "They Play a Game to Win"

Dong Hyun Kim beats Nate Diaz by unanimous decision at UFC 125, photo via UFC.com
"(Nate Diaz) is a lot better than that guy (Dong Hyun Kim). You could see it in that fight. (Nate) won on damage. At the end of that fight, that guy was real banged up, you know? Taking some hard shots to the eye, to the face. My brother hadn't taken any shots."

"I used to come in running in a lot, and getting overly aggressive. You get that way, because you (get caught up in trying to) win on damage. You're fighting a different fight. One guy's trying to win the round, one guy's trying to win the fight."

"That's why I like dealing with Pride rules. ... The restarts and the old Pride rules, it's better. The yellow card (if) you stall. You can't stall. You have to fight."

"You can't elbow. You have to punch. It takes a lot of space. A guy on the bottom wants to get up, he gets up because you're making space to punch. It makes for a more technical aspect to come out. It makes for more transition and movement to happen. It's more exciting to watch and it makes for the better fighter to win."

"The way that things are going now, you don't (always) see the better fighter win. They play a game to win. That's what my brother needs to do, is play a game to win. ...But it's hard to do that. That's what you saw there."
-- Check out the full interview with Nick Diaz at USA Today.

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