To put it bluntly, Nate Diaz took Jim Miller to school.
Diaz dominated the fight from start to finish, which ended 4:09 into the second round when Diaz rolled his opponent into a guillotine forcing the Whippany, N.J., native to tap for the first time in his professional career.
"Nate controlled the fight from bell to bell," Miller said. "He fought a beautiful fight. He had my number."
Most impressive about Diaz is his confidence. He was in total control, keeping the fight on the feet and stuffing Miller’s takedown attempts and even daring him to bring some more. When the end came, Miller’s nose was bloodied and Diaz’s game reached new heights.
All before a pro-Miller crowd.
"I had to work behind enemy lines," Diaz said. "I’m going home to California, baby."