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snakerattle79 01-14-2010 03:07 PM

Nate Diaz Claims Joe Rogan Caused Him To Lose To Maynard

Joe Rogan's blatantly obvious and incredibly biased nature toward his preferred clientele may have once again placed the UFC commentator firmly on the hot seat.

"They were leading fans to believe I lost the fight," was the statement made in a recent video posted by UFC lightweight rising contender Nate Diaz, who came out on the losing end of a close split decision this past Monday night at UFC Ultimate Fight Night 20.

The cagefighting event—a sport which is growing rapidly in popularity—was aired live on Spike TV, with Diaz losing a rematch to fellow Ultimate Fighter reality show alumni and UFC top contender Gray Maynard.

Diaz has posted a video today on the popular Web site in which he lays the partial blame for his misfortune on well-known UFC commentators Joe Rogan and Mike Goldberg.

Diaz doesn't stop there, either; he also "calls out" his opponent from Monday night's controversial match, challenging him to come out and show his battle scars.

“If anybody sees Gray Maynard, tell him to show his face today and see how it looks,” an upset Diaz stated. “I got more landed strikes in that fight, and I threw more [strikes].”

“He (Rogan) must’ve been judging it on the person who he liked better, because obviously, as far as the commentary was concerned, everybody liked Gray.

“If the fans want to go back and judge the fight for themselves, put the TV on mute, if you can.”

Diaz is now the second fighter to complain regarding Rogan's obvious biased nature toward fighters he likes.

At UFC 104—when UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida successfully defended his title against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua—Rogan continuously credited Shogun for his offense, without once mentioning that Rua's kicks were being countered by Machida's straight left counter-punching.

And as a result, the UFC 205-pound champion Machida urged his fans to also re-watch the unanimous decision, only this time on mute as well.

"The American commentators were pretty much biased," Machida told

"If you see the fight without audio, you will probably see a different fight. Shogun was a great opponent and had a nice strategy. He deserves all my respect as a fighter, but I was superior.”

Authors note: I see that Nate has taken his video down—my apologies. I hope from the above text you can get the "crux of the matter."

Spec0688 01-14-2010 03:17 PM

I agree with the statements, I think rogan is sometimes so one sided, that he has some fans believing that guy is winning.

paulfromtulsa 01-14-2010 03:21 PM

um this is retarded. the judges dont hear joe rogans comments.

Thelegend 01-14-2010 03:22 PM

ill just comment on nates views on the fight.....:confused02::confused01::confused03:

because we all know the refs have direct feed to joe rogans commentary to help them make their judgments on fights. just to be clear i stopped reading about half way down because i couldn't stop laughing at this excuse. At least tito used semi "plausible" excuses to explain his losses...

Canadian Psycho 01-14-2010 03:25 PM

I consider myself to be a fairly big fan of the Diaz brothers, but even I initially walked away from that fight believing that Gray had won a very close contest. I may have to re-watch said bout, but my gut told me that Gray had done just that tiny bit more in way of power punches and shrugging off clinch attempts to get the ever-so-close nod. Either way, I do agree with Nate in regards to Joe, who often proves to be an unbelievably biased commentator. That's not to say that he doesn't pay the other fighters compliments here and there, but with Rogan, you can always tell who the clear-cut favorite is. I think that Goldberg is less guilty of this, and in fact does his best to balance Joe out by covering the fighter Joe feels less inclined to speak about.

khoveraki 01-14-2010 03:25 PM


Originally Posted by paulfromtulsa (Post 1091442)
um this is retarded. the judges dont hear joe rogans comments.

This. Duh. Rogan doesn't judge, the crowds don't judge, and the judges don't hear Rogan.

And as for the Machida/Shogun fight, they only mention Shogun's strikes because they were so amazed somebody was actually landing on Machida.

steveo412 01-14-2010 03:29 PM

Yah like when at the end of round 3 Gray landed a flurry and Joe said wow Gray just stole that round. I was like no f-ckn way in hell Gray won that third round he was getting picked apart the whole round by diaz. But the judges cant hear Joe talking so I dunno. I had Diaz winning the fight though. And I watched the Shogun Machida fight again muted and still thought Shogun won also.

Spec0688 01-14-2010 03:29 PM

well obviously the judges dont hear him, but the fans can let everyone know that they dont agree with the decision, which sometimes happen.

kc1983 01-14-2010 03:37 PM

Thank you Nate Diaz for continuing to prove to us that you are a half-witted burn out.

Mr. White 01-14-2010 03:42 PM

Its funny how during the Machida fight all of the audience can hear Joe's commentary. They must have because they all boo'ed the out come....:sarcastic12::sarcastic12:

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