Nick Diaz to GSP: Go ahead and take me down, then you...

Nick Diaz to GSP: Go ahead and take me down, then you have to deal with problems

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Outspoken UFC Welterweight title challenger Nick Diaz has been somewhat quiet leading up to his UFC 158 fight versus Georges St-Pierre, until now. In a pre-fight interview from UFC.com, Diaz states that he is fine with GSP taking him down, because then the champion will have problems on the ground.

He notes that he believes Georges St-Pierre is crazy for turning down a fight with Anderson Silva, because the only thing he’s ever wanted as a fighter was to fight the number one guy.  

The title fight will be one rooted in bad blood, as we’ve never seen St-Pierre request an opponent, and that will certainly make this card a big draw. Still, most have GSP winning this bout on the strength of his takedowns. What do you think? Don’t forget to come back here after the fight, to check out how it went down.

A huge fan of the sport since 1995, I love writing all aspects of the fight game. As Chief Editor of LowKick MMA, I strive to stay on the cutting edge of all things MMA related.
  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Brasil Brasil

    Complain what you want but the fact is GSP can not finish a slice of pizza so douchbag Diaz is correct when he says going to the ground with him is a bad idea.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Akordas Akordas

      do some sports plz. Im not sure you would be able to finish a girl, when you might consider talking about boys, when about men, and when about competitors, and only when about professionals.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

      @ Brasil

      As you say that as an ardent Anderson Silva fan, I'll say this as an ardent GSP fan….at least GSP eats high-quality Pizza and even though he may not always finish it, but he eats it frequently. Second time in four months, coming-up and that's after having been out of the restaurant for over a year, due to injury.

      Anderson, on-the-other-hand, gets a great deal of credit for finishing a lot of sub-par Pizza. I mean, some really bad, bad, Pizza, man and even then, he doesn't make it down to the restaurant that frequently to eat it, either…and he's healthy.

      And Nicks' a douche-bag? Man, had me fooled. I thought he was an accomplished fighter of great talent and merit. I should really complain to my cable company, because apparently there's something wrong with my reception on both my TV and Internet.

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/DavidSaucier David Saucier

        Truth why do you always drag A.Silva into things and put him down. Is it because you want to make GSP better than he is.Silva finishes fights, GSP dosnt then he always apologizes after the fight. Also everyone that GSP takes to a decision those same guys get finished by less opponents after they fought GSP

        • http://lowkickmma.com/author/UnderdogGreatness UnderdogGreatness

          Well said, David. It may just be an obsession.

        • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

          @ David and UG

          I'm not always dragging him in or up and let us be fair, with all the talk of super-fights and comparisons, P4P and all of that, it's fair to do so.

          In this particular instance I did it and as noted, because Brasil is an ardent Silva fan and he's always trashing GSP and all things not Spider. Okay, as a GSP fan i retorted.

          Maybe the two of you should ask Brasil why he always has to trash GSP.

          And to be honest, I'm not putting Silva down. I'm simply stating facts. He has record / win streak is peppered guys who are not and never were top ten or five, anything and he hasn't defended his belt and will not defend his belt, in anything short of a year. Taking into account camp time.

          Is there anything in that which is not true?

          In terms of GSP, I would direct you to the comment I posted below, regarding my expectations of him in this fight. And no David, I do not need to drag Anderson down, to build GSP up. That would be the act of a child. I am and was, simply defending my fighter. That is all and in doing so, I took a couple of shots at Brasil favorite fighter, which happens to be Anderson and I did so, respectfully. I didn't call him any names or anything. I certainly didn't call him a douche-bag, which is what Brasil called Nick Diaz.

          What I posted was fair-dinkum. The problem is, IMO, that Silva fans hate hearing "any" criticisms of Their Great Fighter and he is Great. You won't see me posting otherwise. However, am I not allowed to point out the flaws and particularly do so, in defense of My Great Fighter?

          Come on guys. Fair-dinkum.

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/DavidSaucier David Saucier

            Thats just how it appears Truth, if we are going to be fair why dont you spend and words pointing out GSP's flaws. For the sake of fairness

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

            @ David

            GSP lacks power. His finishing rate is not what it should be for a Champion, IMO. He's not aggressive enough, when creates an opportunity. He has to get over this crap in his head, that finishing a fight by way of cut (elbows) is not a good win or the way to win. He needs to grow a set of nuts when it comes to breaking peoples bones. His kicks are not devastating enough. He seems to be too nice and lacks a killer instinct. His G 'n P is not brutal enough. His ground game seems to have stagnated. His spinning back-kick is not that great.

            Does that suffice or would you like each point fleshed out in its own paragraph?

            And to be fair David, I'm always fair. Certainly fairer than most.

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/DavidSaucier David Saucier

            Touche truth
            NIce assesment, I appreciate your honesty. I think GSP's biggest problem is mentally he was finishing fights and much more aggressive before Serra KO'd him. He neesd to get away from Jackson's game plays and fight to win, not fight to not lose.

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

            @ David

            Does that mean that I can expect a similar inventory, regarding Silva's flaws or a reasonable criticism of (some) of the lesser talent he has faced or failed to engage, in The Octagon, because and lets be fair, The Boss has never walked up to GSP's corner post fight and said…."you, put it on him" nor has GSP ever been rebuked publicly by The Boss for a performance, which White has, regarding Silva.

            Fair-dinkum, David.

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/DavidSaucier David Saucier

            I try to be fair with all fighters, I don't hate many guys nor do i hate GSP, I do hate the way he chooses to fight though simply because i know he can finish people. Regarding Silva's opponents I don't think they were noticeably weaker than GSP's opponents. So I dont have anything negative to say in that area. The only bad fight Silva had was Maia, and he was toying with him. The Leitis fight was all on Talas he kept flopping to his back.

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

            @ David

            I never said you hated him, but and at the same time, how can you say you don't hate a fighter, when you say hate the way he chooses to fight? Other than fighting, what other criteria would we really be considering for liking or disliking a fighter, other than the way he fights. If you hate the way he fights, then do you not hate him as a fighter?

            In terms of your "negatives" list for Anderson, it doesn't amount to much of one. Can we not make note of his wrestling for example?

            In terms of his Maia or Leitis, those fights were bad because of Maia and Leitis? No blame on Anderson? Respectfully, if Anderson is the walking God that he's purported to be, then why didn't he engage Maia and Leites, as opposed to waiting on them to play his game?

            It just seems to be that there's a clear double-standard here, where GSP is safe and Anderson is daring and when I compare the actual challenges faced, maybe GSP is the better fighter, because to be honest, other than Henderson, Okami, Sonnen and Belfort, I don't think his other opponents were up to snuff.

            Either way, I'm sure it will all work itself out sometime this calendar year, when Anderson finally makes an appearance @ 185. That should only be another four or five months, away. Not long to wait, now.

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BjjFan BjjFan

        MMA Truth, your obsession with Silva is crazy. Let it go. Same **** day in, day out.

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/DavidSaucier David Saucier

        Your complain about about his oppenents (I dont think they are better the GSP's opponents) you find a problem with Silva moving up to lhw and fighting bigger guys something GSP has yet to do. You say that his division is the weakest, You complain about how often he fights which is about every 6 months on average, GSP fought every 9 months before his injury, and regarding the super fight between Silva and and GSP you want the fight to be at 170 which would be a insane cut for Silva and he would be at his weakest.

        • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

          I see much, if not all of that, in a different light. Respectfully, we will simply have to agree-to-disagree.

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/UnderdogGreatness UnderdogGreatness

        Silva has been fighting twice a year since 2009, which is pretty good for a non-TRT/steroids user in his mid and late 30's. How often would you want to see him fight?

        Do you know how hard it is for a clean 38 year old fighter to cut weight?

        Why hasn't Georges fought anyone at MW yet? At least guys like Silva and BJP had the guts to challenge bigger guys.

        • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

          @ UG

          Unfortunately, this is the fight game and very much a business of, what-have-you-done-lately and lately, particularly in his own division, he hasn't done much.

          As to why George hasn't fought larger guys, I have no idea, you should really ask him. I guess, it might be because his division has been rife with legitimate challengers and there was no need to chase fights in lesser divisions. However, I'll concede the point, he could have gone up to 185 and fought people who were either on steroids or average, journeyman fighters who were probably on steroids or a guys who have checked out of the game and are only cashing checks and like to run out of the ring whenever they lose.

          If, however, you are suggesting that he doesn't have the guts to go up to 185 and challenge for The Title, then wouldn't Anderson be guilty of the same gutlessness? For, I don't recall Anderson going up and fighting either Jones, Rua, Machida, Jackson or Liddell.

          And to the best of my knowledge, the only talk we hear of him fighting Jones is @ 197, not 205. So, to me, this whole "guts" argument and whether or not GSP has it, isn't much of an argument.

          GSP has "always" maintained the same case. That he was willing and happy to fight Silva and do so @ 185, but only when he was finished with his division and moving up permanently. As a GSP fan, I apologize to Silva fans everywhere, if they are upset with The 170 Champ's "Process".

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/dropkickmurphy dropkickmurphy

      GSP will have no problems with Diaz's ground game.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BabyAds Baby Ads

      i think diaz is a good fighter and has a good chin but i think george will wipp hi a ss smothly. Im sure of that.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/apocalypse123 apocalypse123

      Isn't this the same stuff people were saying when GSP fought Shields?

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/HATEOCRACY HATEOCRACY

    Entity believes Diaz will beat GSP but he also believes Obama is the black Hitler, so i will go with THE SAFEST FIGHTER IN THE U.F.C., standing up or on the ground

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/azzkika azzkika

      Obama is a jihadist that the happy clapping liberal dumbass Americans have chosen to ruin their nation.

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

        Can we please stop calling him Obama and refer to him by his real name, which is Barry Soetoro.

        • http://lowkickmma.com/author/apapbend apapbend

          you know its just fat out of shape white americans talking when Diaz, GSP, obama, hitler are on the same sentence

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

            @ A-Dumb-Bend

            Just out of curiosity, would you please define yourself to the thread.

            For surely, you must be some Greek God made of marble, hued from Olympus. Surely, you could pontificate the realities of the world to us, as you run a quick, breathless Marathon.

            Note: Please post YouTube Video, as available.

        • http://lowkickmma.com/author/IChokePeople IChokePeople

          Yeah, a Jihadist that bombs the living sh^t out of weddings in the Middle East. That makes perfect sense. There are a lot of things wrong with Obama but you uneducated, gas huffing yokels pick the dumbest, most indefensible "reasons" possible to hate the guy. Reasons in parenthesis because what I mean is excuses to hate a moderately liberal president for the colour of his skin. STOP HUFFING GAS!

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/azzkika azzkika

            You should familiarise yourself with false flag events and see what is really happening. they bombed the crap out of Libya to get Jihadists into power. Same in Syria. Quote from Obama "The future does not belong to those who insult the prophet of islam."

            He gives the muslim brotherhood in Egypt F16s while they genocide Christians out of existence. The town of tarwega had 20000+Africans all of whom slaughtered after bombing by American forces to allow Jihadists to storm the town. It no longer exists – wiped off the map.

            Yes they go after a few so called Al Queda agents but who armed and funded them in the first place? The war on terror was a temporary blip in the common action of arming funding and training terrorist cells in order to destabilise regimes which aren't west friendly. Hilary Clinton even admitted not so long back Al Queda was an American made terrorist cell. The same cell they allege they fight yet arm and fund across Africa and the middle east.

            Right now in Syria every Christian is fleeing because if Assad is toppled they will be slaughtered. All thanks to Obama and cameron. Wake up FFS.

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/azzkika azzkika

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

            @ Az

            Go Az. You speak The Truth.

            Al Qaeda….translated into English mean…Database. It was the name the CIA gave the case file for all the Jihadists they trained and funded, through the 80s'.

            S

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/EvanHolober Evan Holober

            Jesus. Truth if what you just wrote is in serious tone I've just lost all respect for you.

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/EvanHolober Evan Holober

            The video is completely inaccurate. Its like the idiots posting the "conspiracy" video after the Connecticut massacre claiming every one else is being duped by the government.

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/MereDictum MereDictum

            It's what's wrong with the 'net. Any idiot can hide behind a keyboard, lie and eat Pringles all at the same time. With zero accountability. I can't believe people are so gullible as to think that garbage is true.

            At least you remember their screen name and realize a retard is typing their posts.

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

            @Reck Tum

            Hey, it's the guy who has difficulty with words, understanding and such…lol.

            I keep reminding myself that I should always make a second post, just for you. One that doesn't use too many big words.

            Always a follower and never a leader, eh sheep. Go eat some grass herbivore…and yes, I know, you'll have to Google herbivore.

            …just another loser keyboard warrior, wannabe tough guy. lol!

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

            @ Evan

            I'm not vouching for any videos, here. Are you vouching for the government you've never met, don't know and aren't allowed to question? Are you vouching for the mainstream media that you've never met, don't know and can't challenge? Are you vouching for them, the same way Colin Powell vouched for WMD down @ The UN? Are you vouching for the 1 million that died in Iraq as a result of that story?

            You seem to like the word conspiracy. You do appreciate that the official story of 911 is a conspiracy, correct (more than one person) and that if you believe it, you are a conspiracy theorist.

            It also means that you believe in the conspiracy of failure, which allowed it.

            Duped, Evan? You believe in a children's story. I saw it all on TV, daddy. I know it's true.

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/EvanHolober Evan Holober

            "Are you vouching for the government you've never met, don't know and aren't allowed to question?"

            Met them, and they are more than allowed to be questioned. Multiple groups do it on a daily basis.

            "Are you vouching for the mainstream media that you've never met, don't know and can't challenge?"

            Do you believe You tube videos and blogs are a more pertinent avenue of information just because they don't hold the moniker "main stream". Again, met many media members and they are more than questioned on a daily basis. Not to mention have to back log their information immediately before reporting it.

            "Are you vouching for them, the same way Colin Powell vouched for WMD down @ The UN? Are you vouching for the 1 million that died in Iraq as a result of that story?"

            The media questioned the story of WMDs a good amount during the build up to Iraq, and then killed the administration afterwards. I'm not vouching for anybody. I'm simply saying I've lost all respect for you in terms of your posting on this website (which you've already said you could care little about). The comment about the video was not based towards you. It was in reply to the person who posted it.

            The official story of 911 is well known. If you'd like, you could simply google it.

            It also wasn't a conspiracy of failure. It was simply a failure of security on many levels (which again, is common knowledge).

            Nah, I believe in information reported on by multiple outlets. Not something off of a blog that looks neato, or feeds my ego.

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

            @ Evan

            So, you're not a conspiracy theorist, Evan?

            Conspiracy theories aside, I find it interesting that you stepped over the copy and paste statements I made about WMD in Iraq and the 1 million dead.

            Are you a heartless, F##K? Or did that part of your flaccid argument not work it's way through your calculus?

            Tell us Evan, did you find WMD in Iraq? Come on, Son! Answer the question! Did…You…Find…WMD….In…Iraq…Mr. Holober?

            Please, do not sit here and was philosophical as to what was and what was not claimed, by either your much vaunted and vouched for by you, government(s) or the main-stream-media, which you obviously cling too. If I didn't see it on TV, the newspaper, TMZ, my check-out counter, then it can't possibly be true.

            In the year that is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, you just continue to believe all the Magic Bullet "Theories" that you can stomach.

            You posted to me that you had lost all respect for me, what I would say about you in return would be the following…I have lost all respect for whatever potential you may have ever had for critical thinking. Summed up Evan, you are a follower, not a leader.

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/EvanHolober Evan Holober

            "Conspiracy theories aside, I find it interesting that you stepped over the copy and paste statements I made about WMD in Iraq and the 1 million dead."

            Might have missed it while you were watching youtube videos from Alex Jone, but here's the rebuttal: "The media questioned the story of WMDs a good amount during the build up to Iraq, and then killed the administration afterwards." What did you want to hear? Something that went along with the "real story" so your narrative could continue?

            "Are you a heartless, F##K? Or did that part of your flaccid argument not work it's way through your calculus?"

            We just went over this. Also, on the typing part more is less. Typing a bunch of information saying the same drivel over and over doesn't help anything.

            "Tell us Evan, did you find WMD in Iraq? Come on, Son! Answer the question! Did…You…Find…WMD….In…Iraq…Mr. Holober?"

            Is this your only point? I mean is this what people normally go through with you here? I mean, I know arguing with me must be annoying because I type a hell of a lot, but my arguments are stacked with different points that lead to the same conclusion. You're just basically saying the same nonsense over and over.

            "Please, do not sit here and was philosophical as to what was and what was not claimed, by either your much vaunted and vouched for by you, government(s) or the main-stream-media, which you obviously cling too. If I didn't see it on TV, the newspaper, TMZ, my check-out counter, then it can't possibly be true."

            Oh back to this; You're right, I'm sure "the truth about 911.com" and "Your government lies to you blog spot" are much better sources. Especially the ones that say Obama is a Jihadist.

            "In the year that is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, you just continue to believe all the Magic Bullet "Theories" that you can stomach."

            Running out of ideas? I mean you must be since you've brought up the most famous "main stream media" conspiracy theory there is.

            "I have lost all respect for whatever potential you may have ever had for critical thinking. Summed up Evan, you are a follower, not a leader."

            No, I'm an adult that doesn't believe everything I read on the internet that's written in spooking font in scary coloring.

            Lead on MMA Truth. You're doing a fabulous job.

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

            @ Evan

            What a hack you turn out to be.

            Copy, paste. Copy, paste.

            Of course, the wonderful thing about it is, that one need not read your riposte, for it is nothing more than my comment. Hence, you are a hack.

            You are a hack on the intellectual level and you are a a hack on the "journalistic" level.

            You avoid direct questions, Evan.

            You live in a world of a-priori argument and invective.

            You are an utter hack. An intellectual fraud. You are an incompetent, incapable of proving what you believe. You are the child-that-was-left-behind.

            Concluding – “If tyranny and oppression come to this land it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.” ? James Madison.

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/EvanHolober Evan Holober

            Jesus Jesus Jesus Jesus.

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/EvanHolober Evan Holober

            Jesus Jesus Jesus Jesus.

            I haven't avoided direct questions. You've avoid answers. You're the common faux intellectual. Somebody who believes he's far more intelligent than he really is, and resorts to grandiose rhetoric when he's actually provided with answers to his questions. What happens is the question gets answered, it ruins your whole line of thinking, and you merely just pretend it didn't happen to continue your false sense of reality. A world where your knowledge of world activities trumps everybody else. So you continue to use quotes from intelligent men whose reasoning far exceeds your own in ways you think relates to your narrative, but in the end it just makes you look even dumber. In a round about way, its why you continue to post the same things over and over. You can't fathom a world in which you are incompetent, so when questions you believe unanswered become answered you have no other option than to run. Because if you didn't, you're whole world would be shattered.

            Concluding, Jesus.

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/EvanHolober Evan Holober

            Jesus Jesus Jesus Jesus.

            I haven't avoided direct questions. You've avoided answers. You're the common faux-intellectual. Somebody who believes he's far more intelligent than he really is, and resorts to grandiose rhetoric when he's actually provided with answers to his questions. What happens is the question gets answered, it ruins your whole line of thinking, and you merely just pretend it didn't happen to continue your false sense of reality. A world where your knowledge of world activities trumps everybody else. So you continue to use quotes from intelligent men whose reasoning far exceeds your own in ways you think relates to your narrative, but in the end it just makes you look even dumber. In a round about way, its why you continue to post the same things over and over. You can't fathom a world in which you are incompetent, so when questions you believe unanswered become answered you have no other option than to run. Because if you didn't, you're whole world would be shattered.

            Concluding, Jesus.

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

            @ Evan

            As you invoke The Lord's name, then I shall reply to you in kind…He who answers a matter before he hears it,
            It is folly and shame to him. Proverbs 18:13

            If you've just lost all respect for me as a result of me having a fact based opinion, then your respect couldn't have been worth much to begin with and as I did not know that I had it to begin with, it cannot / will not be missed.

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/EvanHolober Evan Holober

            It's not a fact based opinion. It's an opinion based on loose conspiracy theory that is based on cherry picked facts, and inaccurate time lines.

            However, to each his own.

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

            @ Mr. Holober

            If you wish to discuss loose conspiracies, then let us discuss the official conspiracy theory.

            If you wish to discuss "cherry picked facts" and "inaccurate time-lines" then let us get out the 911 commission report.

            However, each to his own….

            No, Mr. Holober, it is not each to his own. It is each, according to the ramifications of a story, which cannot be defended and is not allowed to be challenged.

            To paraphrase Dr. Philip Zelikow (PHD in Mythology, The Creation & Sustainment , there of, there are only two criteria to be met when creating a myth or lie…

            1. It cannot be challenged by anyone "currently in power".
            2. It cannot be challenged by the mainstream media.

            Mr. Holober, what you believe is a non-fact based, can't prove a negative if you tried, contrived, piece of crap, lie.

            If you are happy with it and your conscience doesn't bother you, as a result of the hundreds-of-thousands-of lives, whose blood has been spilled as result of the unsubstantiated stories, which you believe, then good for you.
            '
            However, Mr. Holober, may I respectfully ask as a Christian, would you please refrain from beginning or using, anywhere in your posts, the name of The Lord Jesus.

            For it is an offense to those who Truly believe and follow.

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/EvanHolober Evan Holober

            Bull ****, bull ****, and more bull ****.

            The facts have been discussed. The myths have been debunked (not been glossed over, not been buried, not been hidden), but thoroughly proven wrong.

            The stories were not challenged, they were substantiated. My conscience is fine, and while the 911 report has had information added to it over time it is accurate (and thoroughly reported on).

            I used the word Jesus because this is a free country. If it offends you, tough.

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

            @ Evan

            ….And Santa Clause is true.

            As to your callous disregard to human life, the taking there-of
            and your use of The Lord's name, I can only say this, you are obviously not a Christian.

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/azzkika azzkika

            Evan I have watched many 9/11 conspiracy links on youtube. I don't claim to know what the truth is about 9/11 other than we do know it was islamic terrorists flying planes into buildings.

            However, you claim to say the myths have been debunked, so could you link me please the following:

            How a jumbo jet flies into the pentagon leaving a tiny hole and why there was no footage anywhere of a plane flying into such a famous building other than a dubious security camera which shows a missile if anything, not a plane.

            How a smaller world trade centre collapsed identically to controlled explosion despite not being hit fropm a plane and alleged to have been caused by fire. I've watched several documentaries done by reputable (as far as reputable media outlets can be) media outlets, not some nutjob on youtube, with many distinguished structural engineers saying the building should not have collapsed from fire like it did.

            Why there are several videos from different angles of a strange sphere crashing into the world trade centre after the plane had impacted.

            I like finding out stuff like Kriss Angel's tricks revealed, so I'd very much like to see all these so called myths debunked.

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/IChokePeople IChokePeople

            At Truth, No it doesn't. It loosely translates as "student".

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

            @ ICP

            I didn't realize that you spoke Arabic. Good for you. I had to have it explained to me. Chalk one up for you.

            So, in exchange, let me get this straight….you're stating that the CIA case file for the Jihadists that they paid and trained was "student" not "database"?

            To that, I say thank you for the translation and clarification.

            The 1 million + dead in Iraq and Afghanistan, stand in awe and salute to you.

            You go ICP.

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/IChokePeople IChokePeople

            I a more than familiar with this argument and on it's face it has some logic to it. The problem is that if you are making this argument about Obama then you are also making this argument about most of the Heads of State in Europe and a brief survey of the political positions of those leaders makes very clear that you have no argument. The Arab Spring is a joke but Obama isn't supporting Jihadists because of shared ideology, he is supporting them because he thinks he can work with and profit from them. It is about money and influence, not ideology. Stop huffing.

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/azzkika azzkika

            For several years now I have studied world politics quite closely and your assessment Ichoke was my intial assumption also. For the main part you are right, it is about resources, nothing more. However, across Europe, following the end of WWII a political fascism emerged taking its roots from the Frankfurt school of Marxism. It seems that most mainstream political parties across Europe and the westernised world are all obedient to the NWO, Bilderberg, common purpose, Marxist -call it what you will – policies. One of which is do destroy nations from within through mass immigration, particularly from African and muslim countries in order to destroy the white race and culture and any nationalistic tendencies they may have. The end product is a 5th column of jihadists growing in our midst ready to have their western Arab spring when demographic jihad is achieved.

            The elite know this. Here in England I cannot believe what has happened to my nation. It is surreal. Churchill our finest leader wrote at length about islam. Gladstone on 4 occassions in the British parliament held the Koran aloft and declared "There can be no peace upon this earth while this book remains". In modern Britian they would no get locked up for such actions.

            So in addition to exploiting resources at the behest of corporatist masters, there is the end goal (be it intended or coincidental), of a global caliphate being established which the elite know about and should be hung for treason for exposing their nations to. Obama is more than just about exploiting resources. Whereas America and European nations would prop up one bad dictatorship or regime after another for benefit, they now have the po9licy of backing Jihadis almost every time. the only exception being Mali because it has rich uranium and gold reserves and they would rather secure those resources themselves rather than trust Al Queda to deliver the resources to them. When it comes to oil though there is no issue as.

            Western leaders also are not naive when it comes to the true oppression and horrors of Sharia law or Islam as a totalitarian political and cultural construct. that they assist in cursing nations with it across Africa and the middle east makes them worthy of elimination for crimes against humanity. Since its inception, Islamic colonialism has genocided more victims than communism and Nazism and the 2 world wars of the last century combined. It is the greatest threat to freedom and decency that exists and our taxes are taken and used to curse millions with it.

            The happy clapping liberals who elect these pro jihadi monsters are so ignorant and stupid I despair of the western world. We were never perfect, and never will be but we were a damn sight better before we allowed mainstream politics to be hijacked by pro jihadi fascists.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Akordas Akordas

    Does Chael wrote a speech to him?
    He really sounds like very intellegent person.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BruceLee Bruce Lee

    Be careful what you wish for Nick.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/EvanHolober Evan Holober

    I love you Nick.

    But no, GSP won't have any problems with you on the ground.

    He's damn right about GSP not training with anybody better in boxing though. If GSP plans to box with him, then he is ripe for the upset.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/KeithFarrell KeithFarrell

      I sort of agree with you but only if you replace "box with him" with "brawl with him". If Diaz gets in his face and starts unloading the body head combos then it could be his fight without a doubt and especially if it's along the fence but if it's on the outside I think GSP will use his athleticism to stick that stiff jab right in Diaz's face and use that superman jab combo.

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/EvanHolober Evan Holober

        Won't work.

        KJ Noons is/was ten times the straight boxer GSP is when they fought a second time, and Nick straight up out-boxed him (although in a close match). Nick's combination of reach, accuracy, chin, gas tank, and ability to understand range would make even a pot shotting match between the two a terrible night for Georges.

        • http://lowkickmma.com/author/azzkika azzkika

          Condit outstruck Diaz by miles and GSP outsruck Condit. Of course we all know MMA math doesn't follow logically like that as styles often determine fights. GSP is going to trade with Diaz, mark my words and he's going to drop him and finish him with TKO or submission.

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/EvanHolober Evan Holober

            Condit outstruck Diaz by inches. If you think that outstriking him by single digits in every round but one is miles, well than your conspiracy speech garbage starts to make more sense.

            Besides, the lingo used was boxed. Not struck.

        • http://lowkickmma.com/author/KeithFarrell KeithFarrell

          People probably said the same going in to the Alves fight but the threat of the takedowns combined with GSP's striking ability made the stand up a one-sided affair in favour of the champ.

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/EvanHolober Evan Holober

            And what did GSP do to Alves multiple times before the striking game took over…

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/KeithFarrell KeithFarrell

    GSP trains with Freddy Roach who is perhaps the best boxing coach in the world but Diaz for sure spars with higher level guys – Diaz spars with Andre Ward and there is probably only 3 or 4 human beings on the planet that could be classed as higher level training partners than Ward.
    Unfortunately for Diaz, this isn't a boxing match and GSP will not treat it like one.
    Something interesting is that most of Nick's recent wins have been against guys who are only interested in boxing with him (BJ, Daley, Noons) and the guys who kickbox seem to do very well against him – Condit beat him and Cyborg was doing good until he gassed, got rocked and subbed.

    What I'm trying to point out is if you go in there and simply trade punches with Diaz, you will likely lose.
    If you go in there and use technical punches with a lot of kicks your chances shoot up and then add in takedowns with excellent sub D and you are going to have a replay of Bendo vs. Nate Diaz.
    Funnily enough, GSP has a history of doing the things I listed above.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BjjFan BjjFan

      ^^ what he said

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/jdnextchamp jdnextchamp

      The problem is that not only does GSP train with boxing coaches like Freddie Roach, Howard Grant and Stephane Larouche, he also spars with some guy named LUCIAN BUTE!!! Bute is probably as good as Ward. So I would say GSP's sparring partners are as good as Diaz' and his trainers are even better. Boxing training advantage: GSP.

      But this sport isn't only about boxing. There's also Muay Thai. GSP trains 3/4 times a week with Lamsongkram and master Yod. He's also helped by Biga MT, Kru phil nurse and he brings so many better guys than him in his camp. Muay Thai/kickboxing training advantage: GSP.

      And that's just the standup…

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/jdnextchamp jdnextchamp

        And btw Diaz was outstuck by Condit, dropped by Daley (twice I think?) and dropped once by Zaromskis. I agree GSP doesn't have the same power Daley possesses but he certainly be able to tag him with some good shots

        • http://lowkickmma.com/author/KeithFarrell KeithFarrell

          I'm not saying Lamsongkram isn't a brilliant striker but saying he is the Wayne Gretsky or kickboxing is ludicrous.
          I think the late Ramon Dekkers would be a much better candidate for that title.

        • http://lowkickmma.com/author/EvanHolober Evan Holober

          Bute is no where near Carl Froch. Let alone Andre Ward.

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/EvanHolober Evan Holober

            Oh, and GSP has great training but Diaz has trained with Virgil Hunter routinely and Robert Garcia (two guys who Amir Khan and JLC jr. are currently leaving Freddie Roach for). Diaz has also been training with Ward, Henry (RIP), and other exceptional boxers for close to 5 years now. Boxing training advantage is overwhelmingly Diaz.

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/jdnextchamp jdnextchamp

            I agree Bute isn't as good as Ward, but the difference isn't that enormous. Bute is arguably N°5, and IMO N°3.

            And sorry for my lack of knowledge about who left who to train with who, I didn't know about that. Anyways, at the end of the day, Muay Thai is much better than boxing in mma, nobody can argue on that. And GSP has the best MT.

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/EvanHolober Evan Holober

            I still think your off on the rankings, but that's no big deal.

            I was simply trying to state the positions strictly in terms of boxing. IMO, you're dead on about Muay Thai. That and takedowns being added in makes Diaz an incredibly large UD .

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/KeithFarrell KeithFarrell

        Some great knowledge dropped on us there! I'm not a boxing nut so I wouldn't argue to the death about it but I haven't seen Bute on much P4P lists while Ward is pretty much universally ranked top 7 and regularly ranked top 4.

        Yea no doubt GSP has better kickboxing training with Tristar's new and seemingly good relationship with Lam and Yod.
        Kind of annoying though that Firas keeps saying Lam is like the greatest kickboxer ever, he's not even anywhere near the best Muay Thai fighter! At one point he was denied a license to fight because he had been KO'd so many times in row.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/GianGiacommoG GianGiacommo G

    He said that he got right,when did this happened sir? not to long ago you were leaving the production&camera crews high&dry,it has always been your way,don't return Dana's calls,texts or emails(Dana says so) the pulled you out out of your last scheduled bout with GSP because you don't want to play the game,so once again when was it that you "got right Nick?

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/PukeVomit PukeVomit

    i think diaz has a really good chance on the ground. his bjj is high level!

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Hurricane2k Hurricane2k

    Gps wil win this fight .. he is going to tosss diaz in the air just like rory macdonald did to his brother : ) !

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

    I believe this fight is tailor-made for GSP to get his first finish in quite some time. As a GSP fan, should he not get it, I will be, for the first time, disappointed. I think Rush needs more than just a win, here. I think he needs to make a statement by finishing Diaz. I believe he will.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/azzkika azzkika

      I think he will finish Diaz also but how many times has Diaz been finished in the last few years? We can't detract from GSP if he fails to finish because he fights the highest level of opponents. It's like criticising Aldo because he didn't finish Edgar. Now if GSP started fighting chumps and still wasn't finishing then yes there'd be some questions but the fact he dominates consistently so many top grade fighters is testament to the man's skill and ability.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/UnderdogGreatness UnderdogGreatness

    I hope you're right, Diaz, because I'm about to take you to win that fight. Get Safety Plus (GSP) may just get submitted after all. If he stands with Diaz, he'll probably end up getting his face reconstructed.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/KeithFarrell KeithFarrell

      Get Safety Plus?……. that might be the worst troll attempt I've ever seen

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/kungfurule kungfurule

    Both GSP and Anderson Silva fight safe, by that I mean the try to take the fight to were their strengths are. GSP fights more dangerous opponents and has a different style than Anderson hence all the decisons, yes he plays it safe but wouldn't you for 5 million dollars per fight? Anderson as we all know fights lesser skilled opponents (185 just isn't as stacked as 170) if Anderson fought the same level of opponents as GSP he would go to decision more. for ex if Anderson is just so good why couldn't he finish Damian Mia and his rudimentary striking, because on the ground Anderson is vulnerable and he played it safe, same with Leites. As well look at his Lee Murray fight arguable the only striker fast enough or good enough to hurt him what do you get? a decision. What I am saying is these guys balance the risk and rewards and adjust their style accordingly they play it safe as much as they can considering their own style and their opponents style and skill, when they are making millions at the top, or trying to get to the top, they are not going to gamble with the chance to make that income. This makes sense from a rational point of view which is often missing in our emotional reaction to sporting events.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

      @ Kung-Fu

      … when they are making millions at the top, or trying to get to the top, they are not going to gamble with the chance to make that income."

      My argument as to why Hendricks should have sat and waited out the winner of GSP / Diaz.

      Big risk, with little reward.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/EvanHolober Evan Holober

      Rec'd.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/silvaisking2321 silvaisking2321

      Leites fall to guard everytime silva would engage him…..

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/KeithFarrell KeithFarrell

      Anderson chooses safe fights?
      What would you say is a bad match up for Silva:

      BJJ expert? Thales Leites lost so…
      BJJ World Champion? Demian Maia lost so…
      One of the best BJJ players EVER? Travis Lutter was subbed by Anderson so…
      A great grappler who stiffles all his opponents? Okami was destroyed so…
      How about Olympic Wreslter? Chael Sonnen was finished twice so…
      A Olympic Wrestler with unbelievable knockout power? Hendo was owned so…
      Striker with super fast hands and crazy KO power? Belfort got embarassed so…
      One of the best MWs ever? Rich Franklin got ragdolled twice so…

      Hopefully you get the point.

      I think the only easy match-ups Silva has had is the LHW fights but apart from those nearly every Middleweight fight was supposedly a bad match-up for him or against someone he was ducking yet he eventually tok the fight and destroyed his opponent.
      Now he is probably going to fight Weidman who is supposedly a terrible match-up for Silva, he is even warming up to fighting Jon Jones.

      Give respect to the GOAT

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/DavidSaucier David Saucier

        yes!

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/EvanHolober Evan Holober

        He never said Anderson chooses safe fights. He said Anderson fights safe (as in he keeps the fight where he feels most safe). He also said Anderson has fought lesser skilled opponents, which is definitely debatable.

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/kungfurule kungfurule

        @keith I agree I didnt say that anderson and GSP PICK safe fights I said they FIGHT safely in response the fact GSP rarely finishes theses days. The point is that the WW division is more stacked than 185, AS is amazing so is GSP but I am saying these two amzing fighters both exercise a certain caution when they can bc huge amounts of cash are on the line however GSP has to exercise more caution given that his division is more dangerous and his style lends itself more to decisions, which AS given his style takes advantage of when he can, i suppose what I am saying is that neither one throws caution to the wind like Nick Diaz or other fighters again because being at the Top means more income its pretty easier to understand, peace

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Def_tac Def_tac

    GSP wil fight his fight. Dana will not look for GSP's best interest he will look at his own. GSP is a smart fighter. Respect !!!

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Brasil Brasil

    @MMA. I think GSP is one of the gratest talents to ever step in the cage…. For lack of a better word he is AWESOME but i deal with facts….after the Serra ko he is figthing not to lose….i want to see him take a chance, risk, fulfill his potential…. So the current reality is he cant finish a glass of water….. Also Nick is a douch imo, i guess you forgot what he did to all the fans that paid to see him figth Estima on that bjj tournament….i didnt.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

      @ Brasil

      I don't see how you can call him awesome and then comment about the Matt Serra fight and not being able to finish a glass of water.

      On the one hand, you wish to reference a dated fight from 2008, while on the other hand, you wish to give him for no credit for dated finishes. He's also had one finish since (Penn), as well as the absolute destruction of Josh Koscheck's face. Which, IMO, was a finish, for the ring doctor failed to do his job, by allowing JK to continue the fight.

      And lets be honest, if we wish to go through the record book, do you really want to stand here and defend some of Anderson's performances or some of the talent he's faced?

      And as far as Nick goes, if you're holding that (what you noted) as the reason to hate or dislike a fighter, then you really need to let that go. Learn a little forgiveness. Nick might be surly, difficult and a whole bunch of different things, but he's a great fighter and he's the type of personality that The UFC could use more of, not less. He sells. He gives the fans something to chew on. Most fighters, including GSP and Anderson Silva, are woeful in that department.

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/codemaster codemaster

        I remember great fighters like Ali or Sugar Ray Leonard going to decisions a lot–but there was rarely any doubt they won and dominated their fights.

        There is more than one kind of fighting style which is great. Anderson has his style, GSP has his, Cain, Aldo, Cruz, Johnson–they all have different but great styles which which consistently win fights against opponents of varying skillsets.

        One characteristic of GSP;s fights are consistent **********–standing, on the ground or against the cage. Ironically, those very same people who say GSP is boring are also saying in so many words that no opponent can even cause GSP enough distress to make the fight anything but one-sided. Their very complaints trumpet GSP's dominance of his weight class.

        Also, you can go to a decision and still be totally beaten up and soundly defeated. Look at the photos of GSP's opponents after his fights–like Fitch or Alves–those weren't pitter patter punches, and that G'nP was not lay n' pray.

        GSP is not Anderson Silva, and will never be–but he is a great fighter in his own right, and in his own very effective style.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/IChokePeople IChokePeople

    Nick is dangerous enough standing and on the ground to finish Georges but I think the safe money is on GSP winning via decision… again.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Cookie77 Cookie77

    GSP will take Nick down punch him a few times, let him up then punch him a few time then repeat the action. Win by decision and remain the champion and that's all that matters. Win boring is ALWAYS better than losing excitingly.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/jdnextchamp jdnextchamp

      Was the Condit fight boring? No
      Was the Koscheck fight boring? No
      Was the Hardy fight boring? No
      Was the Alves fight boring? No
      Was the Penn fight boring? No
      Was the Fitch fight boring? No
      Was the Serra II fight boring? No
      Was the Hughes III fight boring? No

      The Shields fight wasn't really exciting I agree but I watched every GSP PPV since he regained the title (and the interim) and I really enjoyed watching it live. I also went to UFC 154 and I must say that it was the best fight I had seen in a long time.

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/KeithFarrell KeithFarrell

        @jds GSP could have done more in the Kos, Fitch and Alves fights to finish but I agree I found them all super fun to watch at the time.
        I can understand not everyone appreciating the skill he shows though, for me I enjoy watching the dominance but it's not everyone's cup of tea

        • http://lowkickmma.com/author/jdnextchamp jdnextchamp

          Finally an intelligent human being.

          But humm, how could he have done more against Fitch?

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/jdnextchamp jdnextchamp

    GSP meant that his own sparring partners were better than Diaz.
    Diaz understood that GSP said he was better than his own (Diaz') partners.

    In french the meaning is different

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/GoldenBibi GoldenBibi

    War Diaz……..