I think the big difference is GSP's ability to stick to a gameplan to a T. A lot of fighters stop leg kicks after the first round. If GSP's gameplan is to legkick and move I expect Diaz's leg to look like Faber's. Until he gets told different by his corner leg kicks will keep coming.
Depends what sort of kicks he is throwing. If he is really laying them in there which I think he has some solid kicks....not Aldo or Shogun level, but hard kicks....he may slow Diaz down.
He could also go the leg tapping route of Condit if he doesn't want to fully commit. Nick landed many more head shots than Condit. But Condit landed I think 60 some kicks. Mabe 3 of those were "hard". GSP could get away with that same style of tapping and moving...but also throwing in end of the round TDs. Taps still count.
Gsp could very well do what Condit did. He has a great lunging jab, and if he mixes in pitter patter kicks like Condit did, he could end up keeping Diaz at range all night.
If we see GSP circling and backpeddling the whole fight, i'm gonna be a sad fan of mma Saturday. I wanna see these guys scrap like Sanchez/Diaz, both hungry, both wanting a win, both wanting a finish, both looking to give the fans a show. I know one will for sure.
Agreed. Even if GSP wins, I just hope it is a good FIGHT.