It happens in every avenue of Sport. From time to time you just get a no lose situation. Nick Diaz won't lose any stock with a loss to the widely recognized GOAT. If he wins , well obviously his stock will soar. Sure there will be nay sayers who talk about Anderson being over the hill and they will be right to an extent. Anderson isn't what he used to be but that doesn't take away his legend status. He's still the greatest of all time and a win over him would mean a lot to anyone. But if Diaz loses even by KO it won't hurt his cred. I mean hell almost everyone is expecting it anyway. Plus Nick is the smaller guy moving up so that's another reason it won't and shouldn't tarnish his image at all if he loses. Listen I am in no way shape or form a Diaz fan. I do respect him as a fighter and also enjoy watching his fights. His out of the ring antics usually annoy the hell out of me but so what. He is interesting that's for sure. But all that said I just think Nick can't really do wrong in this one. Maybe if it was a brutal KO (Franklin style) that might damage his ego and his street cred a tad but still, it's Anderson he's fighting afterall. But all in all his stock should rise, even if just a little with this fight.