Whoa, Diaz ended up showing up to the conference. Says he wants a rematch and says he can beat GSP. Then says he might be a better matchup against Anderson.
Also maintained he wants to retire while asking for the rematch. How does one accomplish that? I honestly just feel sorry for Nick at times. Seems so bipolar with his up and downs and just general crazy statements.
Okay, he's officially brain dead. Just admits to the media he's never paid taxes in his life. Like it's dumb enough to not do it, but to just openly say it to the media who now are obviously going to report it.
Does anyone really know what happened when Goldberg missed an event? I think it was the Super Bowl weekend event.
He said that he was really sick and physically couldn't do the show. There were rumors online that he was addicted to adderall but I don't buy that any more than I bought that Lil Wayne was on his deathbed.
Originally Posted by Gene Parmesan
Nick is just on another planet.
I'd like to see Nick Diaz and Eddie Bravo getting high with Joe Rogan and then having a 5 hour episode of the Joe Rogan podcast.
edit: Damn, I'm not the first one to think of Eddie Bravo after reading the word "planet."
Sigh. Same old **** from a GSP fight . He's one of the best and he's smart to use his wrestling to control his opponent but I don't know how people find that exciting. I don't even mind wrestling/grappling but at least try to finish. He had Diaz's back but didn't do anything with it, didn't even try to set up a submission. He had side control a bunch of times but just kept hopping over Diaz and throwing little punches underneath Diaz's arm. He had opportunities to land some vicious knees like he did in the Serra fight but I think he only did it once or twice. Diaz was completely dominated though.
After seeing GSP take some shots in the 4th round, I don't blame him for taking it to the ground. I would just like to see him do more. It looked like Diaz hurt him a couple of times and Condit also dropped GSP in their fight. I think his chin is very suspect but I don't know if Hendricks can keep up the pace.
The Condit/Hendricks fight was awesome. Ellenberger looked good as well.
Maybe I missed out on an earlier discussion because I wasn't near my computer during the fights, but what did people think of the NBK/Hendricks decision?
I'm of the opinion that a takedown not being scored heavily unless the fighter does something with it (strikes, submissions or advancement of position), but even I had that fight for Hendricks. I was rooting for Condit, but the sheer volume and success rate of the takedowns, plus the good job he did connecting punches early on won him the fight. Condit was fantastic though, especially at getting off his back.
Meh, I think Diaz is a good guy. Most guys in the UFC are. What they do isn't easy physically or mentally and I think he's been through a rough road and it can be difficult for "normal people" to understand that.
Personal matters aside, Diaz didn't fight well and GSP needs to have that killer instinct to go for the finish when it presents itself but he always wants to play it super safe and grind it out till the end. Frustrating to watch because I really want to like him as a fighter.