The bout was the co-main occasion to Alistair Overeem’s TKO of Brock Lesnar, as a part of a card that occurred Dec. 30, 2011 at MGM Grand Backyard Area in Las Vegas.
The unhealthy blood was evident from the second the pre-fight promotion started. At a pre-fight ceremonial faceoff, Diaz infamously smacked Cerrone’s cowboy hat off and shoved him.
When it got here time to struggle, the respect stage continued its flatline. In between Spherical 2 and Spherical 3, Diaz flipped the double chicken at Cerrone, who simply obtained an enormous pump-up speech from coach Greg Jackson. The double chicken was a one-upped model of the one center finger Cerrone had given him earlier within the struggle.
As a complete, the struggle was largely one-sided in Diaz’s favor. He cruised to a formidable 30-27, 30-27, 29-28 unanimous decision win over “Cowboy.”
5 years later, in 2015, Cerrone revealed he initiated a beef-squashing with the Diaz Brothers.
“I went up and talked to Nate and Nick, each of them,” Cerrone advised MMA Junkie. “I stated, ‘Hey, man, this sh*t has bought to cease. We both must determine it out, or determine it out.’ You already know what I imply? They have been like, ‘Cool, man.’”
Try the complete struggle from UFC 141 above and take a look at the double center finger flip beneath.