Originally Posted by _RIVAL_
Nick is a top 5 striker at 170 IMO.
Off the subject I don't understand how Thiago Alves is still top 5 as a WW when he hasn't had a WW win since 2008.
he's 2-2 in his last 4. And hasn't even made 170lbs 2 out of his last four fights.
I think it's just a sign that no-one other that Kos and Fitch have stepped up yet in the WW division.
Hardy went on a good run as did Kampmann, Paulo Thiago and Paul Daley but all had a loss when looking like breaking the top 5.
I appeciate Nick Diaz is a good fighter but he has only fought at 170lbs 4 times since the start of 2007 and Noons, Zaromskis and Sakurai are far from the world's best Welterweights!