One thing about the Cerrone match - Cerrone gave away the decision. After getting pummeled in the early rounds he adjusted, started knocking Diaz down with leg kicks, and didn't follow him to the ground.
Diaz has the superior ground game, and might've submitted cowboy, but if that was his rationale then he's a coward. He had to know he needed a finish. He wasn't facing a Duffee style flash knockout that would hurt his career and possibly result in neurological damage, just the risk of a submission. but he still let Nate up.
I lost whatever respect I had for that man after that fight.
As for Frankie, I'm sure he can take Nate down multiple times. Keeping him down is something else entirely. I see Bendo as a worse stylistic matchup to Nate than Frankie.