Danny Castillo Enlists Nate Diaz For Triangle Choke Help
- Danny Castillo recently spoke about going to Nate Diaz for help with triangle chokes. Here are the highlights…
On Going to Nate Diaz For Help: “He pretty much just ran me through a seminar on technique. If there’s anyone you want to learn from to stop the triangle, it’s that man. He’s got thousands and thousands of dollars of bonus money from that triangle.”
On His Place in the UFC: “I think it’s just where I’m at,” he said. “In the UFC and WEC, there’s just a great talent pool of lightweight fighters. I feel some of the fights were easier for me in terms of style, but in general, I’ve fought some of the best guys in the world. My record is not the best record, and I’m not happy about it. But the losses I’ve had were tough guys. But just being a part of the UFC is a like a dream come true.
“As a kid, I thought I was going to be a professional athlete, but in my head, it was basketball. But when I got into the eighth grade, and I was 5-foot-3, I started to reevaluate things. I found myself in a wrestling room, and that better suited my height.”