The BMF title fight between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz took place at the Madison Square Garden Arena in New York City on Sunday. In the main event, Masvidal won the fight via TKO [Doctor’s stoppage].
Both guys went back and forth with each other for three full rounds. Masvidal was the better fighter for the majority of the three rounds. He outboxed and outstruck Nate Diaz throughout the fight.
The fight was scheduled for five rounds after sustaining heavy damage through three rounds, the doctors stopped the fight for Nate Diaz’ safety.
The fans weren’t happy with the stoppage and in fact, many believed that he comes back stronger in the later rounds and he would have done the same in his fight against Jorge Masvidal.
However, former UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub believes that Diaz couldn’t have pulled a win in the later rounds. Speaking on his podcast, Below the Belt, the fighter turned comedian said that the doctor’s stoppage was the best-case scenario for Nate Diaz.
“The doctor’s stoppage for Nate Diaz was [the] best-case scenario,” Schaub said. “[It] was the very best-case scenario if you’re a Nate Diaz fan, which I am. I’m also a huge Masvidal fan. But if you’re watching this and take out your biases for Nate Diaz, who has an insane fan base and Jorge Masvidal, Nate Diaz wasn’t that competitive in this fight. I had two rounds 10-8, I thought Jorge Masvidal was setting it up for the fourth and fifth rounds with the body shots to actually take him out. I think he probably would’ve finished Nate in the fourth or fifth.”
“I know the popular opinion goes, ‘man that’s such a shame they stopped it cause in the fourth or fifth that’s when Nate gets going,’” Schaub continued. “Sometimes, sometimes but in this fight, there was really no sign that he was gonna take over at any instance. There was never a time where you’re like, ‘man he’s successful with this.’ He had a little success with some of the boxing. When it went down to the ground, caught him in that heel hook, really no danger there. But Masvidal was landing some big shots.” (h/t – BJPenn.com)
Do you guys agree with Brendan Schaub?