The 209 gets another guaranteed title shot. Let's hope the universe doesn't get drunk one night and screw things up, like what we witnessed in the ‘guaranteed’ title shot between Nick Diaz and Georges St. Pierre at UFC 143. Something tells me Nate Diaz's directions to the airport have been written, laminated and stapled to the dashboard of his car for months now.
Nate Diaz started mean mugging Jim Miller before he even entered the octagon. There must be something to that. It would be hilarious if forty years from now, we find out that Nate Diaz was actually a mutant and he had the ability to drain a large portion of his opponent's energy just by staring at them.
When the bout started, Jim Miller seemed to counter Nate Diaz's jabs with lower leg kicks, something that he probably picked up on while watching endless replays of Nate's fight against Cowboy Cerrone. As the fight went on, Nate Diaz slowly peppered Jim Miller with a potpourri of eloquent stand-up, rendering his face into a shade of crimson red.
In the end, Nate caught Miller in a tight guillotine, forcing him to tap out in the second round. Seconds after Miller tapped out, I noticed Ronda Rousey going absolutely nuts in her seat – and I’m pretty sure she actually fell over celebrating Nate’s victory.
Props to Nate on an amazing win and be sure to catch Nate and Nick Diaz on ‘Ronda Rousey’s Road Trip to the 209’ coming to MiddleEasy in just a few days.