Nate Diaz's chin will be RockSolid absent the weight cut; Diaz will Surprise you.

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  1. HealthyOmnivore

    HealthyOmnivore Banned Banned

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    Usually Diaz would have to cut down to 155, destroying and weakening his body in the process; impeding his prime performance. This time around his body will not have to suffer such a large weight cut. His performance will not be hindered as much, especially since the recent IV ban, which makes getting back up to a healthy weight after a tough weight cut extremely difficult.

    You may argue that 10 days of preparation is not enough to face someone as skilled as Mcgregor, while I agree with this argument, based on looking Diaz's Instagram posts and listening to the comments he made about being constantly called to fight Mcgregor, I believe Diaz has been preparing a lot more than just 10 days to fight Mcgregor. We all saw how motivated Diaz came in when he fought Johnson. Did his motivation just plummet and did he just stop training after the Johnson fight? No; I believe he spent the last couple of months training for Mcgregor.

    Diaz also stated today that he was ready to fight Mcgregor at 155. Some may argue that Diaz clearly was not ready, hence the fight being at 170, but I believe that Diaz was just trying to get the most out of the fight as possible. If Diaz could negotiate his way into fighting at 170, which will allow him to perform a lot better and give him a big size advantage, why should he not? I believe people will start to take note of what I speak of during the weigh ins, and will become apparent during the fight.
     
  2. polarbearlulz

    polarbearlulz Green Belt

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    I think you'd be surprised.
     
  3. Arm Barbarian

    Arm Barbarian Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    Break them paragraphs up a lil brah.
     
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    cenksinan Blue Belt

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    i hope so as well but it feels like wishful thinking.
     
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    L.T. Black Belt Platinum Member

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    The reason the fight is at WW is so the lightweight strap is still in play if Conor loses as well as a feeling out process at 170. Nate didn't negotiate his way out of a weight cut. I agree with this being a closer fight than the odds suggest especially at 170.
     
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  7. urmyninja

    urmyninja Yellow Belt

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    This fight is stupid dangerous for mcgregor. Mad respect for him taking it with nothing on the line.
     
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  8. robjenkins2

    robjenkins2 Gold Belt

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    Nate doesn't fold when he takes a shot like Siver, Brandao and Porier did. Took him two rounds to finish 5'7" Denis Siver who is nowhere near Nate in skill level. I hope Nate eats his left hand and laughs at him lol
     
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    urmyninja Yellow Belt

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    You should learn, its helpful.
     
  10. sidecheckkick

    sidecheckkick Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Isn't that the first midget Conor beat in UFC? Too bad he's not fighting 135 pound BW fighters anymore :(
     
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  11. johncola

    johncola Red Belt

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    Bullshit. You're projecting your own weakness onto Conor/UFC.

    It's at WW because Nate can't make 155, therefore this can't be for a title, therefore weight class is unimportant, and it'd be better for niether to cut weight.

    Conor isn't fighting for the LW title if he loses to Nate, regardless of how many pounds they weigh in at.
     
  12. johncola

    johncola Red Belt

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    That was a bad fail on your part with the quotes.

    He'd no longer be undefeated, be coming off a loss, and to a guy RDA destroyed no less. He wouldn't fight RDA for the title if he lost to Nate. That's not happening though
     
  13. INoHespectChael

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    No...
     
  14. johncola

    johncola Red Belt

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    It'd be weak for the UFC to intentionally schedule the Conor/Nate fight above 155 just to preserve the Conor/RDA fight if Conor loses. They aren't doing that, for reasons I explained above:

    "It's at WW because Nate can't make 155, therefore this can't be for a title, therefore weight class is unimportant, and it'd be better for niether to cut weight."
     
  15. Cabrin

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    This
     
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    johncola Red Belt

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    You're right. I'm sorry.

    Shit, even that sounds sarcastic. I'm being genuine though.
     
  17. Greco_Wiz

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    People forget how notoriously difficult the Diaz bros are to finish.

    Nate has what, almost 30 pro fights and he's been finished twice? One being his very first pro fight.

    It's going to be interesting because Mcgegor is going to land often, but Diaz will continue to push forward. In the same way Conor sucks energy with body shots, Nate zaps opponents' energy with relentless barrages.

    Conor will Outland Diaz handily the first couple rounds, possibly stunning/dropping him.

    I'm curious to see what happens in the deeper rounds.
     
  18. MaXx CaliFornia

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    Even if Nate did make 155 u really think it would be for an interim?? Besides the venue contract(which I thought if they had a two title fight contract I thought they HAD to come up with another title fight should one drop off) wasn't that a reason for one of the events in the past?? Another thing is why make an interim when the champ can defend in less that 6 months??
     
  19. JarlSkuld

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    You know that when he cuts weight, the loss of mass doesn't come from his chin, right?

    Jarl
     
  20. Mike

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    Nate has a great chin but so what? Conor has way more power and better accuracy. He definitely has the power to put him away. I just hope Nate actually comes in with a gameplan and tries to get him down for the sub.
     

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