View Full Version : Paul Daley On Nick Diaz: "Thereís No Way Heíll Stand Up With Me"


snakerattle79
03-07-2011, 11:43 PM
http://www.mmahq.com/blog/2011/03/07/exclusive-interview-paul-daley-theres-no-way-hell-stand-up-with-me/

When did you first hear that Strikeforce wanted the Nick Diaz fight to happen as soon as April 9th?

Well it was the week of my fight when I heard a few different things but Strikeforce had announced that they were moving the heavyweight tournament around a little so we expected maybe to hear something.

Not long after I beat Shirai, my manager got the call asking about fighting Diaz on 9th April. I think when Strikeforce knew that the heavyweight tournament would have to be moved then my fight with Shirai was the one result they were waiting for.

Do you think youíve got enough time to prepare for someone as dangerous as Nick Diaz?

Well first I wasnít going to take it because I wanted some downtime after this training camp but my team spoke about it and weíre confident that weíve got a good game for this fight and this is the right decision for us.

Iím going to smash him, take his belt then I can take all the time off I want.

There were situations outside of your control that contributed to the weigh in situation at BAMMA but are you confident that you can hit the 170 mark at Strikeforce?

Yeah the BAMMA situation was pretty messed up because the hotel had locked the Sauna off and that situation made it pretty impossible. In the end I only missed it by 0.4lbs and with a sauna that would have come off pretty easily.

Thereís no downtime so I donít have to do as big a cut so Iím very confident that Strikeforce wonít be a problem.

Do you honestly think that Nick Diaz will stand up with you?

Thereís no way heíll stand up with me. He might think he wants to but his coaches wonít allow it; Cesar Gracieís a great coach and he wonít want him trading punches.

What holes do you see in Nick Diazís game that you can exploit?

His boxing and his lack of wrestling. Iím a better athlete than he is. Heís a really dangerous grappler but heís got to get in close enough to make it work and Iím not going to give him the chance.

Do you ever want to fight back in the UFC or do you just want to fight?

I just want to fight against decent competition and be able to live the life of a fighter and pay my bills. The thing is thereís a lot of great fighters in different organisations and the UFC doesnít have such a stranglehold on all the best talent.

Itís great for fighters who want to fight often against good guys and maybe donít want to fight in the UFC.

So looking on to April 9th then. What are we going to see from Paul Daley?

Iím going to smash him within three rounds. We do have a more complex game plan than that but thatís as simple as I can break it down at the minute.

Move BRICKS
03-08-2011, 01:09 AM
I think that Nick might just box the **** out of Daley for saying this. To my knowledge, Daley doesn't train with anyone like Luisito Espinosa or Andre Ward. There's no substitute for the folks the Diaz bros are training with as far as boxing goes. That being said, Daley is explosive and dangerous, he's shown tremendous power for his weight and will always keep it interesting in a stand up fight.

I see Diaz boxing Paul in the early rounds until he is worn out and finishing him with a late sub.

blaze778
03-08-2011, 01:27 AM
I see Diaz boxing Paul in the early rounds until he is worn out and finishing him with a late sub.

That's how I see it happening.

Except I don't think the fight will make it to the championship rounds. I say Diaz gets the sub by round 3.

Daley does have some heavy hands, so I think Diaz may get dropped at some point. But Diaz always gets back up to win.

#1Assassin
03-08-2011, 04:35 AM
I think that Nick might just box the **** out of Daley for saying this. To my knowledge, Daley doesn't train with anyone like Luisito Espinosa or Andre Ward. There's no substitute for the folks the Diaz bros are training with as far as boxing goes. That being said, Daley is explosive and dangerous, he's shown tremendous power for his weight and will always keep it interesting in a stand up fight.

I see Diaz boxing Paul in the early rounds until he is worn out and finishing him with a late sub.

your crazy..

diaz might have better training partners to work on his boxing but daley is a better boxer. not just in terms of power either but he operates at a much higher skill level.

diaz is just a tall lefty who snaps that jab and it gives alot of ppl trouble cuz they dopnt know how to fight on their feet. he fights pretty much in straight lines and have bull**** headmovement. hes easy to hit, and if hes dumb enough to stand with daley he will get decapitated.

daley has skill on his feet, its not just power. nice guard, can move his head, very good footwork for a mma fighter, fast hands, great accuracy, great flow in his combinations and good punch variety.

i think diaz will win but it will by by taking it to the ground asap, if hes dumb enough to stand hes going to sleep.

CiganoBoxer
03-08-2011, 10:17 AM
Are you guys mad ??
If Diaz intends to stand with Daley it will be the most stupid thing he would have ever done in his career...Unlike most of the posters above Diaz is much to savvy to even think about doing such a thing..
Hes gonna beat Daley where Daley always gets beat ...ON THE GROUND ! :boxing:

Kimo
03-08-2011, 12:15 PM
Standing with Daley is a stupid idea...Diaz' boxing is sloppy compared to Daley. He's got speed and horrible power to deal with. Good chin or not, if Diaz gets clipped with one of those hooks he's in big trouble.

Move BRICKS
03-08-2011, 01:31 PM
Folks talking about Daley being a threat to Diaz on the feet. Home boy just boxed Zaromskis and KJ Noons like it was nothing. You people are giving Daley too much credit, guy has nice power but he's not that solid of a boxer.

Puncher's chance at best.

CiganoBoxer
03-08-2011, 05:22 PM
We will soon see if Diaz thinks that he can out box Daley :D.....
Daley for me looks one strong ****er standing and his arms look like there dangling down by his knees, hes got some absurd power and for me his punch defense looks tight ! :boxing:
Just don't understand why you guys think Diaz would think it ok to play in to a mans strength...although that being said he has done it before with Lawler :blackeye: but would you say Lawler was as good a fighter as Daley is right now ?

jakkups
03-08-2011, 05:44 PM
Folks talking about Daley being a threat to Diaz on the feet. Home boy just boxed Zaromskis and KJ Noons like it was nothing. You people are giving Daley too much credit, guy has nice power but he's not that solid of a boxer.

Puncher's chance at best.

Zaromskis and Noon's boxing, or better yet striking ability are overrated. Marius knows how to throw but comes forward in straight lines with his chin up in the air. Noons while better on his feet isn't even a good boxer in just pure boxing and he's even worse in MMA. Daley is a better all round striker than both those guys, a far cleaner and more powerful puncher. Not to mention he uses angles well, can fight going forward and is just as effective on the counter. He's gotten better over time as well with his training at Mike's gym with Manhoef and Hari among others. It's not crazy for Diaz to stand with him, but it's not the best thing to do since Daley has proven over the course of his career to be the more effective striker. Also when you have a submission game light years ahead of Daley, it'd be stupid to not take advantage of it. I wouldn't be surprised to see Diaz try goad Daley into coming in for a few exchanges and tieing him up for a submission assault. He'll have a few attempts stuffed but I see it as a matter of time before he locks on a submission for the victory.

kaps
03-08-2011, 05:52 PM
Gomi, Zaromskis, Lawler, and Noones where all supposed to outbox Diaz.......

Just sayin....

Dorian
03-08-2011, 06:15 PM
Gomi, Zaromskis, Lawler, and Noones where all supposed to outbox Diaz.......

Just sayin....

Noons did the 1st time at his proper weight.

Just sayin...

K-Yo
03-09-2011, 06:17 PM
Paul Daley was a world champion kick boxer and blew out Martin kampmann who has just been on the wrong end of two consecutive controversial decisions against Shields and Sanchez, Diaz will not stand with him......no chance.

Like someone said previously in the thread Zaromskis stand up was slightly overhyped he walks straight at you with his chin out throwing bombs, I personally feel Diaz stand up is a bit overrated, he gets away with it as he has a good reach, his ground game however is world class and I would anticipate that being the deciding factor.

RIZO24
03-10-2011, 06:00 PM
Come on people, Daley will get slapped around for as long ass Nick wants then Daley will have no choice but to take it to the ground due to exhaustion and Diaz will submit him rather easily. People here are overrating Daley's striking, I had Masvidal beating Daley even though Daley got the bogus decision!!! Nick out boxed KJ Noonz, one of the best pure boxers in MMA, come on people dont be stupid!!!!!!!!! I got 50 million points on Diaz over Daley, Who wants it??????

Jack3d
03-10-2011, 08:17 PM
A couple lefts from Daley and Diaz will be out or in a lot of trouble. Nick likes to block punches with his face and doing that against Daley is bad news.

Diaz has the strength of a flyweight, I don't see him getting Daley down.