||03-15-2013 05:46 PM
Originally Posted by OU
Yeah but Nick is bigger and better then Nate. I don't think it would play out the same way but I could see moments of the fight being similar with Rory's strength.
Nick being 'bigger' than Nate still wouldn't make much of a difference. The fact is, Rory is much
bigger than he was when he fought Nate, and so he'd still rag doll Nick. I like Nick as much as the next guy, but I'm still not convinced that big and powerful wrestlers can't dismantle him. We've seen him fight the smaller BJ Penn and the comparatively sized Condit, both of whom were content to stand and trade with him. I think Rory is big enough and skilled enough to put Diaz on his back and keep him there.
I also disagree that Nick is a better fighter than Nate. Nate might have looked dreadful against Henderson, but he's shown better offence on the ground than Nick has as of late, and he's becoming just as fluid with his boxing. I think Nate's range as a fighter is greater than his brother's. Not to mention, when Nate wins the striking battle, he does so without taking much, if any damage. Whereas Nick comes out looking like the loser, even when he wins.