Nate Diaz never got firing on all cylinders in his fight with Ben Henderson at ‘UFC On FOX 5’ and he puts the blame for that on an eye injury he suffered early on in the bout.

“I didn’t perform the way I wish I could have,” Diaz said at the post-fight presser. “I got a punch in the eye pretty early in the fight and things were blurry. They never came back. I was waiting for it to recover, and when it did I was going to come back strong. But it never did. Ben did great. He landed the good shot early.

“If I would have tried to get up with anything, or tried to aggress too hard, I think things could’ve gotten worse. Like I said, I was trying to wait for the eye to recover, until I could see straight. Because I knew it was coming back and I knew I was going to come back strong from it, but I never did. I ran out of time with it, and it sucks. But whatever, that’s what happens. Good job, man.”

Despite the disappointment Diaz plans to get back into the Octagon sooner rather than later.

“As soon as this eye heals up, I’m ready to go.”


  1. “Man, if I didn’t get punched in the face early in that round I’m sure I could’ve done better…….”