Why do people insist Nick Diaz is elite?

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  1. Rockman14

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    He always comes up short against the top guys and a young robbie lawler and gomi are his best wins, aside from that an old BJ Penn, the rest were mid teir fighters.

    Now dont get me wrong he is exciting as hell but he is constantly complaining about guys just wanting to take him down (uh part of the sport and all the elite fighters learn how to deal with it) but when he fought Anderson he barely tried much, there was his chance to get into a war that he always wants and yet he didnt commit to much.

    With condit instead of complaining about baby kicks he should have cut the ring off or countered but he is not that skilled at doing so.

    Again he is fun to watch and beats guys who come to brawl but when you dont play his game he never tries to do something about it, he sits back and complains.
     
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    Because he is.

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    he isn't.
     
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    elite bird-flipper
     
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    A lack of interesting personalities these days.
     
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    He'd be elite as fuck if he could wrestle worth a damn.
     
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    He's elite all he does is fight top fighters and gives them fits. All of them.
     
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    His skills are elite. ​
     
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    Look at who he's fought.

    He can hang with anyone.
     
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    Drenalin Banned Banned

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    Well he never really gets beat up when he loses. Only fight I recall him getting dominated was against GSP, but I can hardly even remember that fight its been so long
     
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    He's hung in there with everyone he's fought, elite or Not. He may not always win, but he doesn't get destroyed either.
     
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    Because he avoids danger very well and talks a lot of shit.
     
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    Anderson
    GSP
    Condit
    Gomi
    Robbie
    Sherk

    Those are the top tier he fought and he beat 2 of them, he didnt give much trouble to Condit, Anderson or GSP imo.
     
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    He hasn't won a fight since a gassed out, over-the-hill BJ Penn five years ago. GTFO.
     
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    He was kind of the Conor prototype during his Strikeforce days. Exciting striker, talked a bunch of shit and benefited from favorable match-ups. Now he has a rabid fanbase that keeps him relevant, even though he mostly just loses decisions anymore.
     
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    imo nick is just a tough brawler with bjj thats it. i hope he keeps losing and gets cut.
     
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    He is Elite. Even between the best 2 fighters there is still only one winner

    Nick vs George. Nick stuffed many takedowns but overall got LNPd. by GSP. But i could see the fight going for nick if it went on for longer. GSP was the better man

    Nick vs Condit...nick definitely won that fight. I love Condit but he has NEVER fought like that with anyone. Condit told Joe Rogan that obviously Nick is dangerous and that was the only strategy he felt would work against Nick. So if CONDIT who arguably just beat the CHAMP Lawler himself beleives that Nick was so elite that he had to change the way he fights entirely then he must know MORE than you.

    Nick vs Lawler . Yes Lawler has gotten better...but SO HAS NICK! Nick beat the champ

    Nick vs Daley.....any top level UFC wrestler could probably get an easy win against Daley by lay n pray....but WHO STANDS AND TRADES WITH DALEY AND KNOCK HIM OUT?!?!? DIAZ. thats who!

    Gogo on Gomi in Gomis prime!? WHAAT. Awesome



    end of story...Nick is DEFINITELY Elite and an MMA legend. did pretty dam good against the GOAT Anderson who was way bigger than Nick
     
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  19. SuperNerd

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    You mean Nick was crawling away from the fight and after getting cracked by Georges' elbow and then refused to use his guard again. Diaz pulled guard once, got hit and said fuck this, I'm outta here and started shoving his butt into GSP to get away.
     
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    Because he is unstoppable
     
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