Mar 16, 2013; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Nick Diaz (blue) watches the clock in the final seconds of the fifth and final round during their Welterweight title bout against Georges St.Pierre at UFC 158 at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Diaz Sounds Off on MMA Scoring


We have heard it all before, but mixed martial arts star Nick Diaz is once again sounding off on scoring in the sport. Diaz sounded off in an epic interview with BloodyElbow’s Dallas Winston, and he expressed his concerns once again.

“It’s all geared toward this certain scoring criteria that’s really ass-backwards,” said Diaz.

“Spastic movements are made on account of a lack of technical aspects, so some fighters try to make up for this lacking technical aspect with some sort of frantic, spastic movement. And they’re awarding points for more of that stuff. They spazz out, all over the f—ing place. And, all of a sudden, at the end of the fight, you realize … Hector Lombard lost [to Tim Boetsch]? What the f— is that? He landed all the clean shots and stood his ground. That dude had to bounce around and move around all over the place. Frantically!”

As a new MMA promoter, Diaz will eventually make an effort to change the system, but we can’t expect too much to come from him for now.

Once he gets a firmer hold on the game, the Stockton bad boy could be a voice that the sport needs as everyone looks to better the system.

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