On Saturday night, lightweight bad boy Nate Diaz returned to the Octagon for the 18th time. Unfortunately for the Stockton, Calif., brawler, things didn't go his way. Unable to stop the head kicks thrown from opponent Josh Thomson, Diaz suffered the first knockout loss of his career.
Diaz is no chump though. Although his game plan never seems to vary, he learns from every loss and comes back stronger than ever before.
Here is a look at five fights for Nate Diaz to take upon his return.