UFC quick jabs

Mike Ganter, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:25 PM ET

TORONTO - Nate Diaz arrived in Toronto with a bad boy reputation.

One of the better heels in the UFC improved on that reputation, but an up-and-coming Canadian made sure that was the only thing that improved.

The Stockton Calif., native’s record - and his face - both took a beating as 21-year-old Rory MacDonald, of Quesnel, B.C., controlled the fight from the outset and took care of the flamboyant Diaz in workmanlike fashion.

MacDonald didn’t let Diaz’s showy poses or trash talk affect the fight at all. It was a controlled MacDonald, who admitted that during his previous fight, he let himself get too emotional, that scored a unanimous decision over the yappy Diaz.

The Rogers Centre sell out crowd let Diaz know what it thought of him as chants of F&*#@ Diaz filled the domed stadium.

On at least three occasions, Diaz turned his back to the attacking MacDonald who simply picked him up and tossed him on his head.

“I feel very strong in that position,” MacDonald said. “He kept turning his back to me. I was really surprised by the third one. I felt like I was going to keep slamming him until the end of the round.”


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