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I doubt Diaz would dictate anything vs Alves standing, he'd get his legs chopped off first of all. I think Alves would be the aggressor and win via TKO or decision.

Koschek's athleticism would beat Diaz into a decision, I can see Kos out wrestling him without Diaz being able to pull off a sub.
If Diaz/Alves ever takes place, I'd be happy to have a friendly bet with you.

I see no way for Alves to win the fight. He couldn't finish Doomsday Howard on the feet and before that fight he was out struck by Jon Fitch on the feet (dehydrated or not, don't get out struck by Jon Fitch bro).

Diaz pressure boxing will be far too much for Alves to handle. Chris Lytle for crying out loud was hanging in there with Alves on the feet.
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I sure hope this fight gets 100% official.

Style wise, this fight is great.

Diaz has the striking to light up GSP and the BJJ to sub him from the bottom.

No matter where this fight goes, GSP isn't safe, and it'll be the first time in a long time GSP has faced someone his size that has both the striking and ground game to threaten him, so GSP has to pick his poison, rather than pick his safe zone.
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If Diaz/Alves ever takes place, I'd be happy to have a friendly bet with you.

I see no way for Alves to win the fight. He couldn't finish Doomsday Howard on the feet and before that fight he was out struck by Jon Fitch on the feet (dehydrated or not, don't get out struck by Jon Fitch bro).

Diaz pressure boxing will be far too much for Alves to handle. Chris Lytle for crying out loud was hanging in there with Alves on the feet.
Indeed, I'd be up for it.

Dehydration will take the wind out of your sails and you could find yourself getting out struck by Matt Hughes..

Chris Lytle was a professional boxer with a pro record of 13-1. He's a credible stand-up fighter, he's only been stopped twice in 50+ MMA fights. Both stoppages were due to cuts.

In a straight up boxing match, yes, Diaz would take Alves. But add Thiago's Muy Thai and vicious leg kicks, I'd give the stand up advantage to him. Secondly I don't see Diaz taking him down or keeping him down. Thiago got up plenty of times against GSP and Diaz's td's/wrestling aren't anywhere near GSP's.

Would be an awesome fight though.
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This is Nick Diaz bro. If georgey boy wants to stand and trade with Diaz (which he obviously wants to avoid) he's going to get lit up like a Christmas tree.
Personally I think Nick Diaz has some of the best boxing in MMA,and a granite chin.
He may not have the 1 punch k.o power but can definitely ware you down and stop you.
If G.S.P decides to stand with DIAZ he could be in for a very long night, especially watching his last fight where George was getting tagged by a weak stand up fighter in Jake Shields.
Georges best bet is to use his amazing wrestling, and try the ground and pound game but with Diaz having a good Jujitsu game will he want to risk it.

It definitely makes for an interesting fight, but I can see Diaz outworking G.S.P and outpointing him with punches as I don't see G.S.P subbing or K.O DIAZ.
Possibly see George holding Nick down and grinding out the decion but either way I won't be betting on this one.
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Indeed, I'd be up for it.

Dehydration will take the wind out of your sails and you could find yourself getting out struck by Matt Hughes..
hahahhah I see what you did there!!! LOL

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If Diaz/Alves ever takes place, I'd be happy to have a friendly bet with you.

I see no way for Alves to win the fight. He couldn't finish Doomsday Howard on the feet and before that fight he was out struck by Jon Fitch on the feet (dehydrated or not, don't get out struck by Jon Fitch bro).

Diaz pressure boxing will be far too much for Alves to handle. Chris Lytle for crying out loud was hanging in there with Alves on the feet.
Chris Lytle isn't that bad of a boxer, plus that fight was four years ago and Alves was wrecking him with those leg kicks.

The Diaz hype has got out of hand, he wouldn't beat GSP, Fitch, Alves, or Koscheck.

I'm also not sure if you even saw Alves/Doomsday, Alves destroyed for him three rounds, it wasn't even close, easily the best Thiago we've ever seen besides maybe the Thiago that fought and destroyed Koscheck.
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The Diaz hype has got out of hand
This X 10000000

I'd still enjoy this fight though. :]

I don't think he deserves a shot at GSP immediately, even tho I agree with the timing/money angle outlined in the OP. Is this a sport, or is it about money? Title fights should be about who deserves it most, based on records & merit, not what would net the most cash. It's a legit sport, isn't it?

Diaz vs. Fitch, winner gets GSP.

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Diaz sucks and he's not coming close to giving GSP a "good challenge."


And standing Diaz will give GSP trouble? The same guy who had no problem standing with Penn and Alves? Okay.


I'd like to see Rory Macdonald vs. Diaz instead, try to avenge your brothers absolute beatdown first.

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Diaz sucks and he's not coming close to giving GSP a "good challenge."


And standing Diaz will give GSP trouble? The same guy who had no problem standing with Penn and Alves? Okay.


I'd like to see Rory Macdonald vs. Diaz instead, try to avenge your brothers absolute beatdown first.
The only time he ever really stood and boxed with BJ Penn, he got a broken nose and a bloodied up face and spent the night in hospital.

10-15 seconds per round of standing doesn't mean he stood and traded with any one.
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