Originally Posted by Hammerlock2.0
First Daley would have to make 170 though or he can forget about that title.
Anyway, many fighters have had "much better standup" than Nick and he beat them all. Daley is probably the best pure striker Nick will have faced recently, but also one of the worst grapplers. Nick has never really struggled against strikers. Usually it's the wrestlers that put him on his back and evade all submission attempts that beat him and I think it's going to stay that way.
Didn't he weigh in at 170,4? You can weigh in at 171 in Strikeforce and UFC right?
I don't know how to call this one though, it all depends on how smart Diaz is and how he acts inside the cage. Once it's down, Daley is finished but if Diaz tries to prove himself standing up, his eating some jabs and a left hook. Really a 50-50 fight, both have the ability to take this one.