iksanivica, I understand what you are saying, but I disagree.
Take Diaz for instance, he's very one dimensional and predictable when it comes to fighting style ... he walks forward, taking shots to his indestructible chin, while swinging away with long hooks to the body and head .. repeat until his opponent either collapses against the fence and he moves in for the stoppage by strikes, or if they fall in the middle of the ring, then hop on their back and submit them.
After you see that a few times it gets boring as well ... not a whole lot of skill exhibited really (and that's not saying he has no skill, just that he his skills are not all that diversified.) If it weren't for his thick skull, "girls hits" would actually be able to KO him, as he doesn't have any real striking defense.
Yet very few people recognize that he is not exhibiting any real MMA skills. He's basically using a form of 'stand up L&P" (using his one specific set skills, his own set of 'play it safe' set of skills, to try and prevent his opponents more diverse set of skills from becoming a factor in the fight.)
I really don't see how Diaz is playing it any less 'safe' than GSP .. he just has a different set of "safe plans" because he is built different than GSP .. Diaz has an indestructible chin, he can't be KO'd, so walking forward swinging widely with no striking defense is actually a pretty safe game plan for him, IF he can force that plan on to his opponent.
If that kind of fighter excites you, that's fine, but for me that gets pretty boring ... the only "excitement" is wondering if his opponent is stupid enough to fight Diaz's game, or will they fight a little bit smart, counter the "hook machine" and make Diaz fight a real MMA match.
That said, I'm not blaming Diaz for using that style, as like GSP, if someone wants to beat Diaz, then they need to deal with his style of fighting .. either fight better using the same style, or take him out of his style ... when a fighter goes up against someone with a winning style, and they either best that style, or better yet force them to fight out of their preferred style, then those are the fights I like.
While you may think that GSP fought safe, I look at it differently .. he fought Diaz whose winning game plan is to walk forward and strike until he wears out his opponent and gets the ref to stop the fight, or can hop on his opponents back and go for a sub ... GSP went in and countered both those strengths, he didn't do that by L&P, he did it by out boxing the boxer, and out JJing the JJ expert. Instead of allowing Diaz to play his "walk forward swinging game" he walked forward himself using his better speed and jabbing skills ... instead of allowing Diaz to execute his offensive GJJ skills on the ground GSP used better BJJ defensive skills to keep out of any sub attempts and get into gaurd for some decent G&P.
GSP did try a few times to go for Diaz's back, but Diaz is no slouch and countered those attempts and even a couple of times almost got himself in a position to attempt a sub .. so GSP was smart not to continue to attempt something risky from Diaz's back .. it wasn't working, and was getting him too close to being subed.
So by your definition Diaz tries to either KO/TKO an opponent or sub them using only his 'indestructible chin' in his one dimensional fighting style?
Diaz also lacks any 'MMA skills' despite stuffing some of GSP's TDs, not really getting dominated in the stand up and even you have said in that post that GSP was going for subs but Diaz was no slouch...
He also uses his 'stand up LnP' to try and nullify his opponents offence completely by using said chin, while at the same time trying to not put himself in any danger on his way to a decision win?
Seriously though Stand up LnP? The art of trading punches in the middle of the ring being compared as some form of LnP is just epic
Fighting just as safe as GSP by employing his own set of 'safe plans' with such defensive gems as getting hit in the face against KO artists such as Paul Daley? (before you say it I'm not condoning the guys actions after the bell against Kos but it's no secret he has a powerful left hook)
So a back and forward war is boring to you? As where a exhibition of how to employ top control while doing minimal damage is exciting?
Also I don't think jabbing then disengaging nearly the whole fight is considered 'out boxing the boxer' although he did what he had to do to neutralize Diaz's boxing. Key word and GSp's bread and butter 'Neutralize'
What I will say about the video that I didn't realise about GSP's top control is the 'all in or all out grappling' that avoids the danger zone for getting subbed is really smart and something I hadn't noticed before.