People keep saying that a fight with Nick Diaz will restore the faith of Fans towards GSP. I think that even a Nick Diaz fight, nothing will change. Here is why.
Even if Nick Diaz does move forward looking to engage in a slug fest, we all know that GSP would be a fool in doing so, thats not his style, he doesent fight with reckless abandon and he fights methodically by using his entire repertoire of skills. He is going to take Nick Diaz down at will, posture up and ground and pound his way for likely a decision victory. Casual Fans have this idea that one person wants to engage in a slug fest, the other person should be expected to as well. They hope that this is what will happen. They are going to be severely disappointed that GSP doesent trade bombs with Nick Diaz for more than a minute straight.
An experienced MMA fan would say that GSP fought the smart and right way. They would also say that GSP just took down a top fighter and made him look outclassed and GSP really is that good. The casual fan would just say that fight was boring (like BJ Penn 2 and Thiago Alves (which I would easily disagree, GnP dominance =/= boring LnP) and that GSP failed to once again "fight" his opponent and once again failed to finish. They would also question who was Nick Diaz and why did he deserve to fight GSP? At this point, the victory does not matter, only how they win or lose has become more important.
No matter what, even if GSP does not finish Nick Diaz with some crazy right hand or submission, which is damn hard to do, he would still be criticized (plenty of it unjustly, like right now). It takes two to tango, yet GSP is the one getting almost all, if not all, the heat. Their is very little to gain from beating Nick Diaz (unless he magically finishes Diaz) but their is more to lose for GSP victory or defeat.
The funny thing is Sherdog expects Nick Diaz to lose to someone like Jon Fitch, so instead Nick Diaz deserves to fight GSP instead of a tuneup fight and can win. So he cant beat Fitch, but he can beat someone better than Fitch? Yea ok. Thats why I push for an Anderson Silva superfight instead. Its going to be alot closer, and their will be plenty of action and intensity everywhere. Even if GSP beats Silva in the same fashion, no one can deny his top place in the World or his methods to win that fight because of Silva's stature. GSP needs to overcome overwhelming odds to regain the Fan's love, Silva had that against Sonnen. This mainstream superfight needs to happen against the Top 2 P4P Kings.
Last edited by Buakaw_GSP; 05-05-2011 at 03:30 PM.