The first time I fought Nick Diaz, I trained very hard. I knew I had a great fighter to deal with. He has been in the cage with some of the best fighters in the world. With that said, I knew I had the perfect tools to beat him. Although the fight ended because of a cut I gave him, I severely imposed my will on him the entire first round. I was very happy with the outcome because it was the first MMA title I won. The fight made my name in the sport and I thank Nick for giving me the opportunity to fight him.