GSP's coach: Diaz deserves the title fight

by Steven Marroco | source:

Zahabi, however, said that if St-Pierre decides for now to stay in his native division, he believes Nick Diaz should be considered the No. 1 contender.

Johny Hendricks is also deserving of a title shot, he said, but lacks the resume to be the next challenger.

"I think Diaz is the guy who deserves it most," Zahabi said. "His fight with Carlos (Condit) was so close. Who knows? People judge it both ways.

"[Diaz is] the guy who is the Strikeforce champion. He climbed up the ladder all the way. Johny deserves it very much, but Diaz has been there longer and done more fights and has bigger wins.

"If you want to be really fair about it, he is the guy who beat the most amount of names in the biggest fights."

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11/29/12 2:45 PM by TeamRenzo4Life

So let me see if I understand as I am new to these MMA forums. 1. Dana White announces that he will guarantee a Anderson Silva vs Jon Jones Super Fight, he will do whatever it takes including offering Anderson Silva more of That Anderson Silva Money. White says it is what the fans want to see.2.Anderson and life coach/translator Ed Soares express interest in GSP Legacy fight. They insist is the fight fans want to see.3. GSP's trainer the Iranian fellow I am guessing says Diaz deserves a title shot, it is only fair and that it is the fight fans want to see.Do I have teh correct?

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11/29/12 1:36 PM by Diaz Shoes

GSP vs Diaz needs to happen NOW!

Libero21 site profile image  

11/29/12 10:24 AM by Libero21

He should fight Hendricks next then winner faces Diaz, if gsp wins both he should get Anderson

FlaccidJoe Isn't Elite site profile image  

11/29/12 10:21 AM by FlaccidJoe Isn't Elite

Hendricks would be a no-brainer, not Diaz. Diaz doesn't deserve a title shot.

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11/29/12 10:10 AM by irishman84

Zahabi's even smarter than i thought. WAR DIAZ!

buckshot44 site profile image  

11/29/12 9:47 AM by buckshot44

If GSP doesn't want to fight Silva, then you gotta give him Diaz. It's a no brainer.

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11/29/12 8:55 AM by stonepony

Diaz is the safer fight.

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11/29/12 8:47 AM by LiftStrong

I would love to see GSP fight Diaz in Feb or March and then Silva the 4th of July weekend. Have Rory and Hendricks fight for the welterweight belt on the same card. And then you could have a Condit vs Diaz rematch on their as well. Cowboy Stadium, 4th of July would be a big card!

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11/29/12 4:45 AM by redrum85

Diaz/GSP is the fight I wanna see and I'm sure I'm not alone, who knows what the UFC will decide, but if you can talk your way to a title fight by talking shit these days then they'll probably give Diaz the title shot first. So many possible fights in WW..gotta also see what happens with Rory, if he beats BJ he will be up there in the division, he wants a rematch with would make sense or he can also fight Hendricks depending on the situation

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11/29/12 4:34 AM by OxymoronicalAmbiguity