Nate Diaz got one chance to steal a win Saturday night. After being battered and bloodied by Leon Edwards for four rounds, Diaz landed a clean right-left combo late in the fifth and sent Edwards staggering backward.

At that point, the prudent thing would have been to press forward, throw more strikes and try to complete the rally. Instead, Diaz did this:

Edwards survived the round and walked out of the Octagon with a unanimous decision victory in the welterweight bout.

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Diaz appeared only slightly disappointed with taking the L as Joe Rogan interviewed him afterward. There was business to attend to.

Diaz’s seeming lack of a killer instinct had Twitter taking its shots, but his ability to go the distance and almost win through all the blood earned him respect: