Originally Posted by TheLyotoLegion
Guys like Maia, Jacare, Vinny, and Gracie are on different levels than guys like Diaz. He's an awesome black belt but he's not on the level of those guys.
Maia was also able to get guys like Chael and Story to the ground, I don't think Story's defensive wrestling is that great but I'd rate it above Nick's.
Cerrone didn't fight with a game plan, that was pretty evident five seconds in when he rushed Nate.
His game plan was to out-kickbox Nate Diaz, it failed.
Not all game plans involve strike n' bike and lay n' pray.
Some guys just game plan to go in there and actually out fight the other guy. Donald tried to out-fight Diaz and got smashed.