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UFC NEWS – "UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit" Primetime Episode 1 (Video)

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41 Comments to UFC NEWS – "UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit" Primetime Episode 1 (Video)

  1. Casey G says:

    Diaz is going to win

    • slacker says:

      I think Diaz already knows he will lose. He said he’s just here to fight on UFC.com. He doesn’t sound confident to me. He knows Carlos is better.

      • Ethan says:

        he sounded really sure about the BJ Penn fight… (sarcasm)

        just be honest, you probably shouldn’t have posted before thinking realistically

        • mmaislandjunkie says:

          mental slacker confusing decent kickboxing as being better than superior boxing. you will watch and you will learn.

        • slacker says:

          Yeah, sure he has great boxing, but Condit has the superior punching, kicks, knees and elbows all combined together. Plus, superior power.

        • mmaislandjunkie says:

          boxing>kickboxing all u k-1 noobs need to recognize.

        • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

          I would say Nick has superior boxing (hand strikes) to Condit but he isn’t a great boxer. He has a very good in that he understands range very well better than a lot of fighters. That matched with his excellent cardio make him a dangerous opponent based on the pace he pushes.

          But yeah, Boxing > Kick Boxing

          Anyone who has sparred with a boxer will understand. They are really difficult to hit if you come from a traditional martial art back ground.

        • Chartmonster says:

          Muay Thai > boxing ..anyday!

        • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

          How dare you CHART!!!!!!!????????

        • slacker says:

          Well, sometimes you can judge the book by the cover. With BJ pre-fight, he was low-key because he didn’t enjoy the fact that he was fighting a friend, or at least someone he looked up to.

    • jacob lee says:

      yeah for sure then he gonna whoop GSP

      • Hostile Hunter says:

        Lmao you guys are to much…GSP will destroy!!!!! Diaz. DESTROY!!!!!!!!!!!!! you people sucking diaz’s balls need to wipe the nut outta your eyes…

        • slacker says:

          And Diaz knows it, which is why he ran out the back door of Gracie’s house. I’ll say this right now: Anytime, Nick faces a good wrestler with half decent stand-up, he is going to lose. That means GSP, Koscheck, Ellenberger, MacDonald, and Fitch would, and will all kick his ass. Diaz will be heading back to Strikeforce about a year after Shields has made his triumphant return (which will be in about a year and a half or less)!!

  2. Rod Hood says:

    Looking forward to this fight it is going to be one of the best fight matchups ever, no way of predicting the result of this one, it can go either way in a split second. I will predict that it will be an awesome night of UFC fighting.

    • slacker says:

      It’s not getting much focus, but I think whoever the better wrestler is will play an important role in this fight. When you have a war of attitrition type fight, every factor becomes significant.

      • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

        If this is a war of attrition, I’m going with the tri-athlete.

        • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

          And if it’s a war of nutrition I am going with GSP.

        • slacker says:

          Well, Diaz cardio is extremely impressive. But I am confident in Carlos there because he fought 5 round fights in the WEC. Plus, if you look at his fights against Ellenberger and MacDonald, the pace was incredibly high and it looked like he still had lots left at the end of those 3 rounders. So, while he can’t boast the official title of “tri-athlete”, I think his performance in the wars and battles he has endured actually takes makes him one step higher. Let’s call him an “iron -man”!! lol

          To me, it’s the same as GSP not having the wrestling credentials of Koscheck. No impressive titles, but the skills are there. Same with Condit. Everyhting I have seen about him shows me that his cardio will be as good as Nick’s in a 5 round war.

        • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

          I don’t know if Condit can take 200 punches to the face, I am sure a big dummy with little to no braincells like Nick Diaz can. Look how ugly he is, he takes a lot of punches. Condit’s best asset is that he finishes fights.

        • slacker says:

          Diaz has never fought anybody with Condit’s all around striking ability. He looks impressive in Strikeforce and against B.J. because all those guys just stood and boxed with him – all those guys used almost zero kicks and knees. Condit will use his front kicks, shin kicks, and knees to control the pace and distance in the fight. Plus, he will easily take down Diaz over-exposed lead leg whenever he wants. That’s a huge weakness with his boxing stance. B.J. could only take advantage of that once because of the height and overall size disadvantage. Condit will control the pace of this fight.

        • mmaislandjunkie says:

          slacker you obviously didnt watch nicks fight against cyborg he took alot of leg damage but still kicked his ass. just as he will v condit.

        • Chartmonster says:

          Carlos will drop Diaz w power punches!

        • slacker says:

          I have seen that fight. Yeah, they were hard kicks but He only used one type of kick and he didn’t use them in combination with punching. Single shots of any kind don’t prevent your opponent from walking forward on you. Santos punches were horrible – nothing on them. Condit is a much better striker than Santos.

        • learntoread says:

          @ Slacker:

          – “I am confident in Carlos there because he fought 5 round fights in the WEC”

          TIP: Carlos Condit has only fought past the 3rd round ONCE during his entire career, and that was almost 3 years ago.

          Do some proper research before you post.

          Cheers.

  3. learntoread says:

    Some great Television here. Well done Zuffa.

  4. jeff d says:

    “sometimes he gets upset. when you ask me why he gets upset? it’s his inability to express himself – verbally. but that’s why he’s a fighter. but when he gets in that ring, he’s a poet. he’s a poet in motion.” that pretty much sums up who Nick Diaz is!

    WAR NICK!!!

  5. Ted says:

    Way to go Nick you turned your problems into a positive. I knew many kids in high school who sort of had your problems and they ended up drugged up somewhere or in prison, etc. I believe you are a great role model because of how you handled your situation and how you carry yourself. In this world we cant be all fake and happy, you have to stand up for what you believe in and many times people take it the wrong way.

    • Dj scrap master flex says:

      One word for nick Diaz: seek counseling. You have fucking issues. Everyone had hi-school problems. Get over it “homie”. Ok that’s 8 words right nick?

  6. BJ Pencil says:

    did anyone feel creeped the hell out when they played that weird ass piano music while trying to humanize Nick Diaz at the ending segment? I was… I was trying not to be scared, homie.

  7. gdub says:

    Much respect for Diaz!

  8. Night-Wind says:

    Need to agree a lot with mmaislandjunkie. Guy like Dos Santos wouldn’t be a champion without he’s boxing.

    • slacker says:

      Every divisional champion in the UFC, “except” JDS, uses kick-boxing or Muay Thai as their stand – up fighting style. Thanks. You just helped disprove Islandjunkie’s remark that boxing is superior to kick-boxing.

      As for JDS, let the bandwagon get some horses moving it from a standstill before you jump on: he hasn’t had a single title defense.

  9. Rafi Bomb says:

    Last 3 minutes = gold. Really hit me. I need to move out to Lodi and train with them. No one around me is focused on anything. Sure, some fools with the USAF Rugby and others with the weights for the ladies but no one wants to fight anymore. Everyone is in it for something else. Good to see people still doing it to fight……. and money, apparently.

  10. Night-Wind says:

    slacker tell me then how frankie won he’s last few fights, without he’s hands?

    • slacker says:

      You know what? I am interested to see what other people think here as well. Is Edgar more of a boxer or a kick-boxer? Weigh in please. I mean, it is kind of interesting. I just don’t see him throwing near the same percentage of punches “only” strikes as Diaz or JDS who we all seem to agree are “boxers”. He uses a lot of calf kicks to set up, or in combination with, his punches, as well as kicks to the head and mid-section.

      However, even if we said Edgar was more of a boxer, that is still only 2 out of 7 champs being boxers, as opposed to kick-boxers or Muay Thai. I don’t know what the styles are of the two guys fighting for the flyweight championship? Midget wrestlers? lol

      • Ethan says:

        Frankie is definitely a boxer based on his movement and stance, he kicks, but who doesnt… Diaz kicks every once in a while… JDS kneed Nelson in the gut a few times.. if the shots there, its MMA and everyone is prepared to strike, but I think the approach of Edgar is what stylizes him as a boxer

        • slacker says:

          Okay. Can’t a boxer and a kick-boxer have the same or very similar stance? How is he similar in approach and movement to Diaz and JDS?

          Here is something else to consider: most “boxers”, work off their stand- up with their jab, like JDS and Diaz. I don’t see him throwing many jabs at all. He is more of a combination striker, with punches and kicks thrown together. There may be short stretches when he looks like a boxer, but he is more similar to a Donald Ceronne than a Nick or Nate Diaz in his striking, wouldn’t you say?

          Thanks for responding.

      • Ethan says:

        stylistically only, this fight is like Donald Cerrone vs Nate Diaz… obviously it is hard to compare because they are different people, but the keys to win for each fighter, from my observation, are:

        Nick needs to do what he does, control the pace of the fight with his punches, I don’t think the fight is going to go to the ground… It is hard to control the fight when everytime you get set up to move forward with a combination theres a combination already coming in your face… Donald Cerrone never could get anything going because of the constant action in his face…

        Condit needs to interrupt Diaz with kicks, keep him off balance with leg and body kicks. be very wary of Diaz’s body punches, you may have your cardio worked, but it is different sucking in air when its getting blasted out of you with body punches..

        its impossible to say who will win, but I think Diaz will grind him out… Diaz is too good at controlling the pace of a standup fight.. the people that have beat nick diaz have been able to control the fight with grappling (cuts aside), and even then Nick has evolved alot since his previous UFC defeats.. anything is possible, but I just think that Carlos Condit will have trouble pulling the trigger when theres a constant barrage whenever he’s in range..

  11. slacker says:

    learn to read…, between the lines:

    When you are the champ, you have to train for 5 round wars.

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