View Full Version : Nate Diaz...


kaps
09-25-2011, 02:35 AM
What a performance. Gomi had no answer for anything!

F l i c k e r
09-25-2011, 05:01 AM
Agreed.

Too bad he doesn't fight like that when it really counts.

Naps
09-25-2011, 09:44 AM
I'm not reading too much into Diaz's performance. His striking was excellent, but Gomi offered little to no resistance.

- v e t -
09-25-2011, 09:56 AM
he looked GREAT! his best fight that i've seen so far

hope he can keep doing well as opposition increases

chiguy91
09-25-2011, 07:48 PM
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- v e t -
09-25-2011, 08:06 PM
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sooooooooooo awkward

:rofl: :rofl:

M Deezy
09-26-2011, 12:47 AM
haha u can tell him and nick HATE being interviewed.

the traveler
09-27-2011, 11:15 AM
awesome performance. It was kind of brutal to watch, though.

$BloodyNate$
09-27-2011, 12:50 PM
That move up to 170 did him wonders. You can tell his striking is alot better too since he sits on his punches better now. He definitely has some power, maybe even more so then his brother! All Nate needs is great takedown defense and he could easily be a champion. Its just I don't think he'll work on it as hard as he should, but just complain like his brother that those wrestlers are pussays instead of doing anything about it.

But still, has a good point in coming back down, Maynard, Guillard, and Guida are all title contenders and Diaz beat all of them in my mind. I think he beat Maynard in their 2nd fight, Guida easily, and he's Guillards worse night, chin & cardio.

I'm saying it now, Diaz will be in title contention by the end of next year if not already on the verge of a title shot.

ABOSWORTH
09-27-2011, 01:48 PM
He looked very impressive. Especially his striking.

Marshall89
09-29-2011, 06:37 AM
He fought an awesome fight, almost as perfect as Bones' performance, he was connecting with Gomi with ease and kept his hands down and just picked him off with jabs n dat!
The geezer sounds like he's retarded/special needs.... especially after the fight

RIZO24
09-29-2011, 01:59 PM
That move up to 170 did him wonders. You can tell his striking is alot better too since he sits on his punches better now. He definitely has some power, maybe even more so then his brother! All Nate needs is great takedown defense and he could easily be a champion. Its just I don't think he'll work on it as hard as he should, but just complain like his brother that those wrestlers are pussays instead of doing anything about it.

But still, has a good point in coming back down, Maynard, Guillard, and Guida are all title contenders and Diaz beat all of them in my mind. I think he beat Maynard in their 2nd fight, Guida easily, and he's Guillards worse night, chin & cardio.

I'm saying it now, Diaz will be in title contention by the end of next year if not already on the verge of a title shot.

I agree!! I also think Diaz beat Guida and Maynard!!! IMO he will be champion soon.. with his boxing and if he uses his distance right, no one will be able to beat him!!And if he is taken dow he is equally dangerous!!! If Nate would just Bulk up a little I would say he would even contend at 170..

Marchegiano
09-29-2011, 06:25 PM
LoL ain't no Diaz getting a UFC belt. cans can look good against cans. Rory made nate look ****ing stupid.

RIZO24
09-29-2011, 06:37 PM
LoL ain't no Diaz getting a UFC belt. cans can look good against cans. Rory made nate look ****ing stupid.

IMO Nate can win th 155 title but not the 170 title.. At 155 he will only get better and his physical attributes make him very difficult to beat at 155. At 170 Nate does not have the strength to beat the Elite at that weight but if he bulks up, he can be a contender there...

jmt225
09-29-2011, 11:15 PM
If Nate hadn't gotten screwed out of two decisions he would have gotten a title shot by now, and since Edgar would have been champion at that point and not Penn, yes.. Nate would be champion, and he very well could be the Lightweight Champion in the future.

Nate Diaz can beat anyone at 155 not named BJ Penn or Gilbert Melendez, and even against those two I wouldn't completely count him out (he most likely would never fight Gil, though).

As far as Nick goes.... after he beats Penn, he'll get the shot at GSP or Condit and he will win the Welterweight Title. I would bet the house on that, as long as he doesn't mess up with his contractible obligations.

Oh, and let me say as a HUGE Takanori Gomi fan, I was heartbroken to see him get dominated like he did. Here's hoping the UFC gives him one more shot, and that the Fireball Kid can make the most of it. I haven't given up hope on him just yet... Nate was simply a bad match-up for him.

D.C.
09-29-2011, 11:36 PM
It's a bit difficult to give Nate a lot of credit for this win, IMO. Gomi's been done for years, and looked the absolute worst he ever has in this fight. This fight was more Gomi being ****ty than it was Diaz being amazing.

Although, I do think Diaz has been getting better recently. His Boxing is good by MMA standards, and he has a very good ground game. He just needs to work on his wrestling in order to compete against top guys.

F l i c k e r
09-29-2011, 11:45 PM
It's a bit difficult to give Nate a lot of credit for this win, IMO. Gomi's been done for years, and looked the absolute worst he ever has in this fight. This fight was more Gomi being ****ty than it was Diaz being amazing.

Although, I do think Diaz has been getting better recently. His Boxing is good by MMA standards, and he has a very good ground game. He just needs to work on his wrestling in order to compete against top guys.


To me it was just a bad match up. Reach + dead legs = Nate winning.

I wonder how Gomi would do moving up? 170 you see less bjj oriented guys, more wrestlers. Gomi is about the same size as Kos, I would think. Maybe he should try his hand there. Maybe ease the toll the cutting takes on his body.

D.C.
09-30-2011, 03:00 AM
To me it was just a bad match up. Reach + dead legs = Nate winning.

I wonder how Gomi would do moving up? 170 you see less bjj oriented guys, more wrestlers. Gomi is about the same size as Kos, I would think. Maybe he should try his hand there. Maybe ease the toll the cutting takes on his body.

It wasn't just a bad match up. Gomi has been done as a decent fighter for the last 3-4 years. Nate didn't beat Takanori Gomi, he beat the shell of Takanori Gomi.

Gomi is the same size as Kos? Are you high? Gomi is much smaller than Koscheck. He was also much smaller than Diaz. If anything , Gomi needs to cut to 145. But really, that didn't have much to do with it. Gomi's done being a top 10-20 LW, and has been for some time. Really, any decent LW should be able to beat Gomi at this point. I doubt Gomi even trains more than twice a week, if that.

Marchegiano
09-30-2011, 09:19 AM
LoL, y'all make excuses *****. Nate's not a real contender, never has been, never will be.

AlphaWolf
09-30-2011, 12:11 PM
209 baby....

F l i c k e r
09-30-2011, 04:58 PM
It wasn't just a bad match up. Gomi has been done as a decent fighter for the last 3-4 years. Nate didn't beat Takanori Gomi, he beat the shell of Takanori Gomi.

Gomi is the same size as Kos? Are you high? Gomi is much smaller than Koscheck. He was also much smaller than Diaz. If anything , Gomi needs to cut to 145. But really, that didn't have much to do with it. Gomi's done being a top 10-20 LW, and has been for some time. Really, any decent LW should be able to beat Gomi at this point. I doubt Gomi even trains more than twice a week, if that.


Gomi is like 5'8 or 5'9. Kos is like 5'9 or 5'10. Gomi when not at 155 is pretty big. With less threats of being taken down and submitted. He could hold his own wrestling. He looks small because his cut takes away his size. Including some of his muscle. Compare the way he looked as recent as trashing Duane Ludwig to his size when crushing Tyson Griffin.

Also cutting makes you slower and weaker when your body has trouble doing it. Gomi already has a hard time cutting to 155. If he cut to 145. ****. Gomi would look like how he did back in Shooto. He'd probably match up size wise, extremely well. As not many would have reach over him. He'd probs knock guys senseless as well but *****. Gomi would look like a dried husk.

D.C.
09-30-2011, 06:57 PM
Gomi is like 5'8 or 5'9. Kos is like 5'9 or 5'10. Gomi when not at 155 is pretty big. With less threats of being taken down and submitted. He could hold his own wrestling. He looks small because his cut takes away his size. Including some of his muscle. Compare the way he looked as recent as trashing Duane Ludwig to his size when crushing Tyson Griffin.

Also cutting makes you slower and weaker when your body has trouble doing it. Gomi already has a hard time cutting to 155. If he cut to 145. ****. Gomi would look like how he did back in Shooto. He'd probably match up size wise, extremely well. As not many would have reach over him. He'd probs knock guys senseless as well but *****. Gomi would look like a dried husk.

Gomi doesn't cut that much weight, I really don't think that has anything to do with his fighting. He's not a big guy, he's just lazy.

He's been on the downslide ever since he started up RASCAL and left Kiguchi Dojo. It's just that over the last 4 years his skills have diminished greatly, and he doesn't seem to give a ****.

He'd get tooled at 170 just as bad as he is at 155.

F l i c k e r
09-30-2011, 07:55 PM
Gomi doesn't cut that much weight, I really don't think that has anything to do with his fighting. He's not a big guy, he's just lazy.

He's been on the downslide ever since he started up RASCAL and left Kiguchi Dojo. It's just that over the last 4 years his skills have diminished greatly, and he doesn't seem to give a ****.

He'd get tooled at 170 just as bad as he is at 155.


I can agree with the rscl part. He once said something along the lines of, "it's hard to train as he is over seeing the development of his gym's young fighters."

some crap like that.

He'd get tool'd against certain people. At the same time, he'd tool some people as well. Ludwig was raped by Gomi. Ludwig owns sadollah. :lol1:

At 145 i just don't know. He'd look odd. He doesn't hold on to his muscle like Faber does. Faber drops, still looks massive. Gomi cuts for 155, looks great at weigh ins, comes to fight and looks weird. :dunno: