Originally Posted by hayZ
Lol, how is Thomson a weak opponent? He gave Melendez a really tough fight and most people in MMA believe that Melendez is clearly better than Nate Diaz. Honestly Nate Diaz is a good fighter but there are other fighters at 155 that are just better. Frankie Edgar, Ben Hendo, Melendez, Pettis and Maynard IMO.
That's the problem, Melendez is hugely overrated, so Thompson losing to him repeatedly doesn't make Thompson a great fighter. This is a time-waster for Diaz as fighting Thompson does not get you back into contention.
BTW: Diaz and Maynard are 1-1, so I wouldn't say Gray is necessarily "better". I certainly wouldn't say Pettis or Melendez are. I'm not a Nate Diaz fan by any means but people are acting as if the SF lightweight scene was like the WEC's.