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Old 07-05-2011, 12:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Nick Diaz and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira have alot in common

Theyre both my favorite fighters and a huge inspiration for me to get into MMA but just a few days ago I realized they have alot in common.

1. The obvious, Both fought in PRIDE. Of course we all know Big Nog was he HW champ, and won many of his bouts in subs. He made his name in that organization. Diaz fought and won against the lightweight champ Takanori Gomi in what was considered a MASSIVE upset, even stranger how he won, 2nd round gogoplata after getting dropped and beaten up in the 1st which is very reminiscent of how Big Nog won his fights.



2. The Jiu Jitsu. Both are Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belts and are known for their dangerous ground game, most notably their guard. Diaz has 8 submission victories and 20 for Big Nog. The majority of their submission wins are armbars.


3. Hardships they faced and conquered in their youth- Diaz was born through a single mother. Growing up was incredibly tough in a tough town like Stockton, because they were not well off and Diaz was bullied as a child, and often him and his brother Nate starved. Now he is the Strikeforce Champion and P4P top Welterweight of the world.
Big Nogs own tragedy he fought and won was when he was 8, he was run over by a truck. He suffered horrific injuries and was in a coma for days. Doctors said he would die, and even if he did survive he would never walk again. No one would have thought that 20 years later he would become one of the greatest fighters of all time.
Both fighters were put through tough times and became even stronger, as evidenced by their unbreakable will to win in their fights.

4. Brothers in lighter divisions- Nick's brother Nate is a lightweight and Big Nog's twin Lil Nog is a light heavyweight. Both are younger and in lighter divisions than their respective brothers.

5. Their granite hard chins and unbelievable will to win- Both fighters have the toughest chin and recovery rate in the history of the sport. Their heart is even more impressive, as they have the ability to absorb and take a ungodly amount of damage and somehow pull of a victory out of nowhere.



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Old 07-05-2011, 12:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks for that, I never noticed the similarities before. This coming from a fan of both.
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You've added a lot of opinion statements into your comparison that you seem to be pushing as fact.

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Now he is the Strikeforce Champion and P4P top Welterweight of the world.
First, Nate had to abandon the Strikforce WW belt to face GSP so that's incorrect and calling Diaz the "P4P top Welterweight of the world"... I guess we'll find out soon enough, won't we.

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Both fighters have the toughest chin and recovery rate in the history of the sport.
I must have missed the article where they did this study.

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Old 07-05-2011, 12:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Nick Diaz is a douchebag thug who is bad for the sport Big Nog is a kind man who is great for the sport.
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Nick Diaz is a douchebag thug who is bad for the sport Big Nog is a kind man who is great for the sport.
Rofl, coming from a guy with Badr Hari as his avatar.

Priceless.
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Rofl, coming from a guy with Badr Hari as his avatar.

Priceless.
Badr has legitimate mental issues that he himself recognizes as problems to the point where he essentially suspended himself from his sport for a year to try and overcome them. Nick Diaz is just a stupid douche wannabe gangster who thinks it is cool to start brawls in the cage and attack people in the hospital.
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sorry i meant to say one of the top P4P. but well see when they fight, my moneys on diaz.

and honestly i believe their chin and recovery rate are the best in the history of mma
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Cool comparison. Agreed, both have(had for Nog) great chins. Haters gonna hate but Diaz has taken shots from hard hitters like Robie Lawler, Joe Rigs, Scott Smith, and Paul Daley.

Can't wait for Diaz to smash lay'n pray GSP.
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6. Both are sporting ridiculous amounts of ugly.
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6. Both are sporting ridiculous amounts of ugly.
I wish I could rep you twice for this.

and to the OP... I wasn't contesting that Diaz has a decent chin, merely your wording labeling it as some sort of fact.
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