I thought Carlos edged it was well, but barely, and not sure how backing up doing minimal damage for an entire fight is clowning anybody lol.
Shit, BJ Penn did more damage to Nick than Carlos did.
If anybody looked like a clown in that fight it was Carlos imo. He said it was going to be a "Dog fight", tries to look all intense at the weigh ins and pre fight staredown, talks about knocking Nick out, and then he doesn't do shit but throw little ass leg kicks for the whole fight. The only times he was able to land punches was when Diaz was just walking forward pissed off and frustrated, frustrated that he signed a contract to fight someone nicknamed "The Natural born Killer" who came to fight a point fight and exchange at the absolute bare minimum. And I'll ljust agree to disagree with anybody who said he didn't come to point fight. Not one strike he threw had a snowballs chance in hell at finishing Diaz. Diaz was throwing punches with bad intentions, its just hard to clip and finish someone whos backing up/sprinting away from you the whole fight.
Did anyone see the video of Carlos backstage after the fight? He was getting helped walk to his locker room and started immediately getting his legs iced. Whereas Nick, after the fight, was hopping around in his locker room shadowboxing, laughing, and talking to other fighters like he hadn't even been in a fight. The "signifigant strikes" that were tallied for Carlos in all of the slap kicks to the shin he was landing on Diaz obviously didn't do much.
And there are alot of people who scored the fight for Diaz. In fact, it seemed the majority of professional fighters scored it for him. And most of the crowd booed the decision when it was announced.