By now, if you are an MMA fan and have not heard of the Diaz brothers, then you are just missing out on the best things in the life of a fight fan.
Some fighters are simply cut from a different cloth, and I am not talking about the fabric that separates you and me from those incredible men and women who put it all on the line in the cage.
I am talking about the differences between Nick and Nate Diaz, and all the rest of those rare human beings we call MMA fighters.
Nick and Nate Diaz weren’t just born to fight, they were born to war—and there is a difference. One need only look as far as the bout between Clay Guida and Gray Maynard to see that proved true.
While other fighters look to develop different strategies in order to defeat different opponents, the brothers Diaz look only to polish and refine their style of aggression as the means to any and all ends, and for them it is more than a style—it’s a religion.
And to it they are faithful.
So faithful in fact that as more fighters prove themselves, the fans who follow the faithful cannot help but imagine what might occur should Johny Hendricks scrap with Nick, or Anthony Pettis draw hands with Nate.
It’s no longer just a simple pondering; it’s become a compliment of sorts for those fighters to be imagined slugging it out with 209s most fearsome brotherhood.
So here is a list of 13 men we’d love to see exchange compliments with Nick and Nate Diaz, and in the listing it’s safe to say some compliments are best given and received by those who speak the same language.