2/08/2012 10:01am, #181
Does the TUF crowd know really love Nick? He only has two UFC fights and spent most of the last decade in EliteXC and Strikeforce.
I think this is more about getting Nick to stop crying in the corner and come play with the other kids. Which Dana could get if he just waited, Nick is self proclaimedly broker than the Ten Commandments, doesn't have any kind of education, and lacks the people skills for the food service industry. He'll be fighting when he's older than Dan Severn.
2/08/2012 10:20am, #182
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2/08/2012 12:44pm, #183
Well, maybe the UFC brass didn't want to see Condit and GSP dancing with the stars. Perhaps it's punishment of sorts, for teh retreat-win. Unless I'm mistaken Condit promised his fans a bang out. Who cares what Diaz thought, a great deal of the fans wanted that, and he said it was coming. That's why they got the billing they did, for a war.
The UFC is giving Diaz (26-7 MMA, 7-4 UFC) and Condit (27-5 MMA, 4-1 UFC) a marketing push typically reserved for the biggest stars in the promotion. Nelson, and everyone else, can understand why.
A matchup between Diaz and Condit promises pure action. Both fighters have a style that is among the most fan-friendly in mixed martial arts.
Diaz constantly comes forward and peppers opponents with hundreds of punches. Condit has knocked out three straight opponents and has more power in his striking than any other 170-pounder in the world.
“I like to keep things exciting,” Condit said. “Every minute of the fight, I’m trying to finish my opponent. I think this is a great fight for the fans, because Nick does the same thing. He’s always looking to finish as well.”
The "don't run" slap, is one of my new favorite moments in mma. Judges don't like him, fighters may not like him, but damn I do. I know he's not going to cruise through and waste my time.
2/08/2012 1:06pm, #184
Edit: On second thought, now that the bile of the idiocy of this rematch has subsided a bit, this will actually be an extremely interesting fight. Will Diaz fight in a smarter way this time and be able to alter his tactics based on what Condit does? Will Condit dance and counterstrike his way to victory again?
That makes this rematch an appealing matchup, even if it's entirely unjustified.
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2/08/2012 1:51pm, #185
Honestly, I'm hoping for a Diaz win. Just because it would be so much more satisfying to see GSP wrestlerape Diaz than Condit.There are no wrong threats, only wrong answers. (Strategy game truism)
2/08/2012 2:15pm, #186
2/08/2012 3:06pm, #187
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2/08/2012 3:24pm, #188
I can't help but think that this fight has been one of the most important fights recently. Mark my words, this is going to be the bridge stone that fighters will use to game the rules and we're going to start seeing more sport than combat.
2/08/2012 4:00pm, #189
2/08/2012 4:24pm, #190