Time Sylvia had many bad fights not one, you give the guy the benefit of the doubt after one.
Diaz had no chance, his striking is overrated and lacks one punch power and he has little to no TD defense. The days of winning at the elite level off your back are virtually dead (unless your fighting Sonnen). Condit is the more unpredictable versatile striker and has a far greater chance of landing some kind of crazy flash knock out which is virtually the only chance either Diaz or Condit has.
I am not assuming everyone liked Guida before, I realize he had his haters before (everyone does) but find another person who openly admits to being a fan now. His bandwagon couldn't have gotten much emptier. Those who turned on him after one bad fight should be ashamed.
I don't agree that Condit has a better chance. Diaz has much better BJJ. Has more cardio. Has better hands. Condit's TDD is JUST AS BAD as Nick's, but he has much less skill off his back. Nick could also get in GSP's head a little, where Condit won't. I think Nick has a WAY better chance than Condit. But again, opinons...
The term "haters" is such a dumb fad. It is so over-used and cheesy. Anytime a guy disagrees with a person or just doesn't care for them they are called "haters".
"this is for my haters"
What haters? People can't accept that someone doesn't like them so they call them a "hater". Such a cheesy phrase.
You won't find many now beause people don't find it noble or respectful to try and steal a fight. Same with Condit. People don't care for guys who go out and try to cheat the system. Make it look like you are doing a lot and really be doing nothing. People don't find that respectable. People who loved Guida loved him for being tough and relentless. Not afraid and going backwards.
Why does Diaz have a legend of fans even if he messes up? But guys liek Condit and Guida lost so many fans because of 1 fight? Because Diaz is real and not into the points game. He isn't trying to fool judges. He is trying to fight you and beat you.
The general public isn't as stupid as many think. They understand the difference between a competitor and a fighter. And they generally respect fighters more.