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By now, I would hope you know what happened at the UFC 141 pre-fight press conference yesterday. In case you don't, the short version is that Nate Diaz and Donald Cerrone got into a minor altercation during their staredown.
They exchanged words of some sort and Diaz knocked Cerrone's hat off his head before shoving him. He did so because "he's no punk" and he didn't like how "Cowboy" was getting all up in his grill.
Now, Cerrone writes in his blog at MMAFighting.com that he is, in fact, punking Diaz out and he's inside the Stockton slugger's head:
"What yesterday showed was that the bully is getting bullied. The Diaz brothers are bullies, all that street-thug stuff gets inside opponent's heads. They are the guys who punk everyone out and get in everyone else's heads, but what's happened now, tough guy? Now the tables have been turned on you and you are getting punked out, you are the guy freaking out and looking uncomfortable and your delusions of being this intimidating bad ass aren't working no more. It feels good to turn the tables, to see this (individual) get punked out. I'm in his head now, he looked uncomfortable when I worked out in front of him, and he freaked out yesterday."
Maybe these two don't have the name value of the UFC 141 headliners, Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem, but they've done as good a job as anyone of selling their co-main event bout, which takes place tomorrow night (Fri., Dec. 30, 2011) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Hell, they've single-handedly sold the weigh-ins, which take place later tonight. What's the over/under on the number of security guards hanging around the stage when they square off for the staredown tonight?