Nice bet John
Round 1 - Referee Mike Beltran in the cage. Thomson switching stances to open, and he misses a low kick. Diaz walking forward, and Thomson chops the leg. Diaz moving forward with punches, but Thomson staying out of range and kicking the legs. Crowd chanting for Diaz. Thomson sticking to his gameplan as Diaz tries to shuffle in front of him. Thomson punches the thigh and then lands flush with a high kick. Diaz holding his arms out, and he taunts Thomson for walking away. Thomson lands another high kick. Diaz lands a pair of punches. Diaz with his hands down. Thomson gets inside with a few knees before he pulls away. Diaz continues to stalk. Thomson slips his advance and seems to punch the back of the head. Diaz kicks the body. Stiff punches traded. Thomson with a trip. He lands punches from the top before backing away. Diaz taunts him again, and the round ends. MMAjunkie.com has the first for Thomson, 10-9.
Round 2 - Quick start again as Diaz rushes forward. Knee scores to the groin for Diaz, and Thomson gets a quick rest. Diaz with his hand out, still taunting. Thomson kicks the leg, and they move into the clinch. Knee from Thomson followed by an elbow. He's got a bodylock, and he holds tight. He breaks, and they exchange punches. Diaz bleeding from his right eye. He moves in and scores a takedown, but Thomson refuses to stay on the floor. Diaz stalks again on the restart. Thomson not kicking as much, and he's forced to trade punches, which Diaz is happy to do. Into the clinch again. Thomson with a few knees inside before they break. Thomson with another high kick that lands flush. Diaz in trouble. Thomson pounces with big punches as Diaz wilts. Beltran gives him more than enough chance to recover, but he's done. Incredible work from Thomson. Josh Thomson def. Nate Diaz via TKO (strikes) - Round 2, 3:44