I think both Rory and Nick's ass kickings of Penn can be appreciated. I say Rory did better only because unlike Diaz, he didn't lose the first round. But then again, I think Diaz also fought a better BJ Penn than Rory did. But watching what Diaz did to Penn after that was shocking. I was almost positive Diaz was going to come over to the UFC and be embarrassed, but damn was I wrong. No one has ever taken it to BJ in that fashion. MacDonald put on a clinic. He beat BJ absolutely everywhere. Diaz just went nuts in the second round and refused to let up. It was like watching a human being going 100 mph. Diaz just would not stop throwing and would not slow down.
So I think they can both be appreciated because it was clearly two different types of beatings.