"I felt alright. He knocked me down with some kicks and I felt that was kind of making me look bad, but I was just trying to go out there and fight, you know? Try to win wherever it went. I hope I'm like getting a number one contenders spot or a title shot because I ain't trying to play around with these funny fights no more. I've been fighting for too long and I want to fight the best guys, and you know, I think I deserve, I want to get what I deserve out of this."
-- Not wanting to waste anymore time with "funny fights," Nate Diaz made sure that his lightweight battle against Donald Cerrone last night (Dec. 30, 2011) at UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem was no laughing matter. "The Kid" peppered "Cowboy" with his impressive and precise striking for 15 minutes, earning a unanimous decision victory and ending Cerrone's six-fight win streak in the process. Diaz tells UFC.com it's time that he gets his due. And his due, in his opinion, is either a title shot or a number one contender eliminator fight. Diaz, who made the jump back down to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 155-pound division after back-to-back losses at welterweight, has now reeled off two consecutive victories. However, there is a no shortage of worthy contenders in the talent-rich division to challenge UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar. Ben Henderson will get the next crack at attempting to find an "Answer" for Edgar, but with a dominant win over a streaking Cerrone, how well did Diaz position himself atop the lightweight ranks? Was it enough in your eyes to warrant a title shot or even a number one contender's bout? Who is ahead of him?