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post #51 of 113 (permalink) Old 12-06-2012, 09:16 PM
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I am in the I don't see it as a big deal crowd. GSP wants it, so he gets it. Many people feel Nick Beat Condit, I am not one of them, but many people did. So I don't see how this hurts the UFC. Personally seeing Diaz get pummeled for 5 rounds will be an enjoyable night's entertainment. It sucks for Hendricks, but I am sure he is being taken care of. He will get his shot.

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Originally Posted by Buakaw_GSP View Post
They werent "taken" from him, he left them on the table. Their is no ounce of victimizing against Diaz here.

Yeah, it was pretty bullshit when Diaz injured GSP's leg and then faught Condit instead. Wait, what?

Most wouldnt complain because its 2 of the Top 3 P4P fighters going at it, they are both champs, winners and deserved it, totally different scenario. And I dont like Hendricks but yes I do. The big flaw of Diaz is that he always goes in with a general idea of what he wants to do, he doesent go into fights with a specific gameplan for each opponent. All Hendricks needs to do is make him think a little outside of his zone, and Diaz with crumble, and then "retire" again. He is no different than Rampage, he just wants someone to fight his fight, as long as you dont do that, they fold and complain. I dont like Mayweather either, but do you think I would complain if he fought Pacman? Not really has nothing to do with like or dislike. Nick Diaz is overrated trash, UFC handing out free title fights like it was going out of style. At least Nate Diaz played the game and deserved his Title Shot. Its a travesty that he is lumped together with Nick, I dont feel any sympathy with the UFC making the same mistakes as PRIDE did before its sudden implosion. MMA organizations form and die. MMA will live on without the UFC killing itself.

I dont think Hendricks is the kind of guy that would turn down the fight though. Hes either going to exchange or go for the takedown, he wont turn away like Condit.

And lets not get dramatic. The UFC is the fastest rising sports company on the planet. It couldnt be anything further away from dying. Diaz was only one fight away. Dana probably was going to feed him Kos, or if GSP faught Anderson, it'd be the worthy Diaz Vs Hendricks fight. GSP personally asked to fight Diaz. What is Dana to do? As he said, the guy never asks for anything and now he does, so he's going to obligue one of his most loyal and epic champions of all time. Hendricks has nothing but one punch for GSP. Diaz has great submissions and a better stand up game. Whether or not he gets to even attempt to use any of it, time will tell, but having key areas alone makes him a more formiddable foe than Hendricks (although obv Hendricks deserves it more at the time being).
All in all, I think this site is losing more actual fans day by day. If everyone likes the "good old days" so much, buy the DVDs. To me, the UFC is at it's more talent enriched stage of all time, and sometimes they have to cater to the majority of the fans. MUCH more people want to see Diaz Vs GSP than Hendricks Vs GSP, just like more people want to see Velasquez Vs JDS 2 than they did Travis Browne Vs JDS (As someone earlier said was the rightful contender before the Bigfoot fight).

Man, I swear the internet is just designed for people to bitch. This is an exciting as fuk fight. If anyone should not want to see Diaz get smashed, it should be his fans. If people dont like Diaz, then just tune in to see, as you expect, him get broken up. To me, he's my #1 all time, and to see him get a crack at a true legend is great.

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I'm one of the biggest Diaz fans on earth and even I think this is bullshit.

Hendricks has earned the shot.
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To people saying Diaz is overrated:- I'm watching back on Penn's last fights to make my full prediction for the MacDonald fight. Just watch from the 2nd minute mark of the Diaz/Penn fight. Diaz lands one combo to the body and from that point on is just insane. You might think the guys a complete dick, but theres no denying how impessive it is, especially against BJ.

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Heres an interesting question:-

Imagine Diaz beat GSP. Say he caught him with a ridiculous Hughes eske armbar for example. He'd be the Welterweight champion. Would people still protest a possible fight with Anderson Silva? I'm assuming that it'd be the fight Nick'd be campeigning for. Would the guys who dont like him have a problem with that IF he got past GSP?

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name 1 way diaz can possibly hurt gsp?.......crickets!

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Talking him into trying to stand. Or if GSP stands as much as he did with Condit. And then beating him up like Nate and Jake Shields beat Cerrone and GSP up.

Diaz catching him with something from bottom because he has the best guard GSP has ever fought.
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normally i am very against things like this and think it is a disgrace for the sport and screws over the number 1 contender makes fighters care more about crap outside of the octagon then inside it for that is what gets you championship fights

but....Honestly with this one fanboyism wins i want to see this fight soo bad and wanted it way more the gsp silve or any other fight.

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name 1 way diaz can possibly hurt gsp?.......crickets!

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No it's not.

I know there's a lot of Diaz fanboys out there but get real, GSP doesn't get submitted and he's so much more athletic than Nick it's not even funny, he could probably out-strike him too.

He will probably take him down, bust him open with elbows and everyone will complain because he "lay n prayed".

What the hell's next seriously? Aldo/Edgar was at least plausible because many people think Edgar is the Lightweight Champion.

But then Chael got a title shot, and I like Chael but that's bullshit what they did to Hendo especially since Jones can't fight until April anyway, and now Diaz is getting a title shot over a guy on a five fight win streak. Dana and company better hope Bellator doesn't get big on Spike like they did or I truly think a bunch of fighters will leave, if I was Hendricks I'd leave for sure after this.

I've listened to Rampage bitch and complain for months and I thought he was just being a sore sport but honestly he's got a point, UFC is all about money and they aren't even trying to hide it now. Really hope Bellator makes it at least they treat MMA like a real sport.
Nick Diaz is actually probably a better raw athlete than GSP. I'd like to see GSP swim to Alcatraz.....twice.

Seriously though, it always makes me laugh when people think GSP is this super athlete and Nick Diaz is this scrawny punk with no athletic ability what so ever.

Nick regularly competes in triathlons for crying out loud, the kid is a hell of an athlete. It's just that GSP and Nick Diaz are two completely different kinds of athlete. GSP is an explosive sprinter type of guy, and Nick is an endurance kind of guy. Both athletes are incredibly efficient in their respective field, and that's what makes this match up so exciting.

That said, Johnny Hendricks deserves his shot.

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