Doesnt sound like excuses to me. Diaz gave Bendo the props and explianed where he felt his game lacked... Is it not possible to talk about losing a fight with out it being an 'excuse'?
People just love to hate. Clearly Diaz's eye was messed up, and he was not fighting the way he normally fights. Bendo definitely put on an awesome fight, but for a guy as good as Nate to get beaten THAT badly usually means something happened.