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1/9/13 5:36 PM
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Jimmy Rustler -  GSP has better BJJ honestly Phone Post

then who? diaz? you're nutz..

and btw......does anyone wonder why gsp shaves his whole body and wears tight small shorts?....the slip factor
1/11/13 2:13 PM
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Jimmy Rustler - 

Diaz has ZERO advantages on GSP.

 

GSP is bigger

GSP is strong

GSP is more athletic

GSP has better cardio

GSP hits harder

GSP has better striking

GSP has better grappling (yes, Black Belt in BJJ + world class wrestling is better than Nicks BJJ)

GSP has better fight IQ by far

GSP is faster

 

I dont see how Diaz wins this fight..

 

And im neutral with them, im not a GSP fan nor a diaz fan


It's ironic, because your post is pretty much spot on (with one possible exception below), but I think the fight is much closer then your post makes it appear.

GSP hits harder, but Diaz will likely hit GSP ten times more often than GSP hits Diaz. Diaz' pitter-patter has a way of throwing conventional strikers off their game.

The one exception is that I'm not sure that GSP has better grappling than Diaz. If they did a straight grappling match, I'd put a nice wager on Diaz. When you mix in striking, I still like Diaz' open guard. GSP will have the benefit of preparing with John Danaher and Renzo's gang for the fight, and I'm sure they'll work extensively on posture to avoid getting swept or submitted. But when GSP steps over Diaz' guard into half guard to begin punishing Diaz, I'm really looking forward to seeing how Diaz manipulates GSP's weight for a sweep/scramble.

This is the "X factor" of this fight, IMO. As far as the striking, wrestling, cardio, etc., I think we all know how those elements will turn out.
1/11/13 2:37 PM
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gsp is too good at analysing his opponents' games. it seems to me that the way to beat gsp is to have a solid game and add something unusual to it just for him. the kick that carlos dropped him with was a little strange and that's why it landed.

unless nick has been adding power head kicks or jump knees to his arsenal this is gonna be a 50-45 all the way.

incidentally, anderson silva adds something new for pretty much every opponent.
1/11/13 3:45 PM
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These are the transitions I mentioned earlier that Nick will need to avoid:

^This one I don't see happening as Nick generally doesn't kick as much as Carlos and won't throw a half-power leg kick like that.

Ones like this will be harder to avoid, which is where punching from different angles comes in. I don't see GSP outboxing Nick into the cage, but it just goes to show how smooth GSP transitions from the stand-up to the mat.

 


Its already a given that Diaz will get taken down. The question is what can either guy do on the ground.
1/11/13 3:47 PM
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"Probably not to get a submission tbh, but he can use it to constantly threaten submissions from weird angles to get the fight stood up."

That's not the way it works. Threatening submissions is not going to get the fight stood up; in fact it will ensure that it stays on the ground. If either guy is doing stuff, it's staying on the ground. If Nick wants to get stood up, he has to just hold on -- keep GSP from doing anything, and not do anything himself.


That's not what I was thinking in terms of getting the fight stood up. I was thinking in terms of GSP not wanting to engage too closely on the ground because it is too dngerous and too risky to get too close, causing GSP to voluntarily stand up and move back, getting the ref to stand the fight back up because GSP is sick of trying to engage on the ground.


Ah, gotcha. Honestly, I don't see anyone truly threatening GSP with a sub from the bottom. He's way too good a grappler and has way too big a speed/power advantage over his opponents.

Yup gsp top control is too good.

Diaz out boxed penn but imo Penn's bjj and guard game is better than nicks

Bj had nothing for gsp on the ground Phone Post

Diaz has the better guard imo and is way bigger/longer.
1/11/13 3:49 PM
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Andy Rigg - gsp is too good at analysing his opponents' games. it seems to me that the way to beat gsp is to have a solid game and add something unusual to it just for him. the kick that carlos dropped him with was a little strange and that's why it landed.

unless nick has been adding power head kicks or jump knees to his arsenal this is gonna be a 50-45 all the way.

incidentally, anderson silva adds something new for pretty much every opponent.

you cant really add power anything if you're not really a power striker and diaz is not.

i agree on something unorthodox perhaps being the best chance at catching GSP and Condit is more unorthodox than most but GSP mentioned that his vision was a bit blurry on the side he got kicked. Fair game, it likely happened from a strike but it wasnt as if GSP got caught straight then imo and Nick doesnt that have big 1 strike power anyhow.
1/11/13 3:51 PM
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"Probably not to get a submission tbh, but he can use it to constantly threaten submissions from weird angles to get the fight stood up."

That's not the way it works. Threatening submissions is not going to get the fight stood up; in fact it will ensure that it stays on the ground. If either guy is doing stuff, it's staying on the ground. If Nick wants to get stood up, he has to just hold on -- keep GSP from doing anything, and not do anything himself.


That's not what I was thinking in terms of getting the fight stood up. I was thinking in terms of GSP not wanting to engage too closely on the ground because it is too dngerous and too risky to get too close, causing GSP to voluntarily stand up and move back, getting the ref to stand the fight back up because GSP is sick of trying to engage on the ground.


Ah, gotcha. Honestly, I don't see anyone truly threatening GSP with a sub from the bottom. He's way too good a grappler and has way too big a speed/power advantage over his opponents.

Yup gsp top control is too good.

Diaz out boxed penn but imo Penn's bjj and guard game is better than nicks

Bj had nothing for gsp on the ground Phone Post

Diaz has the better guard imo and is way bigger/longer.

when  Diaz and BJ went to the ground in their fight, BJ took Nick's back pretty easily


not really.

it was off a td transition and Diaz "easily" reversed out of it. BJ never established clear back control and we know how sick that part of his game is.

im not saying Diaz's MMA BJJ is better than BJ's, im saying that at WW, it is because BJ is too small there.
1/11/13 3:52 PM
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Andy Rigg, agreed on Anderson though, he's unpredictable, adaptable, creative....but there's only 1 Anderson.
1/11/13 4:23 PM
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Turkey bag boy -  Vaseline...so no.

Yeah I'm a BJ Penn fan. Phone Post

Wambulance is on the way


Hasn't it been proven that GSP's corner man rubbed vaseline on his body in between rounds? I'm sure he is still trying to find some sort of advantage.

I'm just saying Nick probably won't be able to do much when GSP is slipping out of every sub attempt.
Ya it was proven, that's why it was ruled a NC Phone Post
It was proven, but there was no specific rule against it, so they couldnt overturn the win. Just like Barnett has his win over Randy even though he failed the drug test. The AC then changed the rule so a drug user couldnt keep the win. Phone Post
1/11/13 7:06 PM
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My honest unbiased *cough cough* prediction, TKO doctor stoppage due to cuts and blood in the eyes.

I have seen this same vision. Phone Post
1/11/13 8:51 PM
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"Probably not to get a submission tbh, but he can use it to constantly threaten submissions from weird angles to get the fight stood up."

That's not the way it works. Threatening submissions is not going to get the fight stood up; in fact it will ensure that it stays on the ground. If either guy is doing stuff, it's staying on the ground. If Nick wants to get stood up, he has to just hold on -- keep GSP from doing anything, and not do anything himself.


That's not what I was thinking in terms of getting the fight stood up. I was thinking in terms of GSP not wanting to engage too closely on the ground because it is too dngerous and too risky to get too close, causing GSP to voluntarily stand up and move back, getting the ref to stand the fight back up because GSP is sick of trying to engage on the ground.


Ah, gotcha. Honestly, I don't see anyone truly threatening GSP with a sub from the bottom. He's way too good a grappler and has way too big a speed/power advantage over his opponents.

Yup gsp top control is too good.

Diaz out boxed penn but imo Penn's bjj and guard game is better than nicks

Bj had nothing for gsp on the ground Phone Post

Diaz has the better guard imo and is way bigger/longer.

when  Diaz and BJ went to the ground in their fight, BJ took Nick's back pretty easily


not really.

it was off a td transition and Diaz "easily" reversed out of it. BJ never established clear back control and we know how sick that part of his game is.

im not saying Diaz's MMA BJJ is better than BJ's, im saying that at WW, it is because BJ is too small there.

well, even BJ's non MMA BJJ is more accomplished than Diaz... BJ is a world champion

 

Nick Diaz:

 

 

BJ Penn:


Thanks for the info, 12er. Never heard about the world champ thing. ;p
1/11/13 9:06 PM
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I think GSP will take Diaz down around 5 times and cut him up. But also not play into Diaz's standup and do some damage standing up.
1/11/13 9:13 PM
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"Probably not to get a submission tbh, but he can use it to constantly threaten submissions from weird angles to get the fight stood up."

That's not the way it works. Threatening submissions is not going to get the fight stood up; in fact it will ensure that it stays on the ground. If either guy is doing stuff, it's staying on the ground. If Nick wants to get stood up, he has to just hold on -- keep GSP from doing anything, and not do anything himself.


This is the truth it really makes for a broken system.

Being tentative is what is rewarded from both the bottom and top in the unified rules.

Emphasis should be on trying to win the fight
1/11/13 9:33 PM
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Wow I honestly cant believe so many people are sleeping on Diaz's guard. Especially since we have never seen GSP face anyone with a guard as tricky as Nicks. BJ is the closest thing and he is much more known for his passes and top control then for his guard. I see a lot of bad habits in GSP's top game which he does because he is so confident in his strength and sub defense, but that confidence might be his downfall. If he is in their trying to can opener Diaz the whole time like he did with Condit, you better believe Nick will be swinging armbars left and right on him.

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