Diaz is a fighting fans favourite. If you like watching fights, you love Nick Diaz. He is the definition of a born fighter.
He had his hands by his waist when he was fighting Paul Daley for christs sake. Literally just stood in font of Paul with his hands down, taunting him. He shouldn't be doing things like that against striker's like Daley, but he does. How can you not love Diaz?
GSP for a few years now has been incredibly boring to watch and seems to have a major lack of killer instinct.
People see this playing safe strategy as an indication that GSP has evolved and improved over the years, I actually see it as the opposite. I think Pierre is mentally weak and that his major lack of self confidence and killer instinct is going to cost him some day. What better fighter to expose those particular holes than Nick Diaz himself?
Lol. So according to you, when GSP got knocked out by Serra that was the best he's fought in years? lol.
He lost to Serra because he did what Diaz did, got overconfident and dropped his gaurd. Diaz has already lost more fights in his career than GSP will ever lose because of that, and that's fighting second rate fighters.
GSP will do what he always does, make his opponents look helpless and ineffective, even when they are some of the best in the world. He did it to Penn, Hughes, Alves, Kos, he will do it to Diaz.
This will be a boring fight, but not because of lay n pray, it will be boring because Diaz is worse by an order of magnitude than half a dozen fighters GSP has already beaten. Beating guys like Lawlor and Daley doesn't make you an elite fighter, beating guys like Hughes, Penn and Fitch makes you an elite fighter.