Georges St-Pierre vs. Nick Diaz: 4 Reasons Why GSP Will Destroy Diaz
Chael Sonnen might have called out Anderson Silva for a Super Bowl weekend battle, but in the end it will be Nick Diaz and Georges St-Pierre getting those honors.
Now fans have their dream fight back on top of another dream fight between Penn and Diaz.
Diaz did what he had to do against Penn and beat him in convincing fashion.
But this is GSP a completely different fighter from Penn—especially in cardio.
So here it is the inevitable "Why GSP would wreck Nick Diaz" slideshow I'm sure everybody knew was coming sooner or later.
Diaz's Striking Defense
The one thing to point out in Diaz's striking is his ability to defend counterstrikes or just strikes in general.
The way he holds his hands leaves himself very vulnerable and when he throws punches he leaves his chin so unguarded that all it takes is someone who has good counterpunching to take the left open chin.
Yes Diaz has a good chin, but when you have someone who won't gas—like Penn did—and you have someone like GSP who punches harder than UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez, you have something that will be exploited.
GSP is very accurate and that will be a huge factor in this fight especially if it is a brawl.
GSP's Takedown Abilities
Whenever you talk about a GSP fight, his takedown ability is something you always bring up.
GSP has a lot of strength and that is something Diaz will definitely have a disadvantage in.
GSP sets up his takedowns perfectly with strikes and that will surely throw Diaz off-guard.
Once GSP takes him down, it will continuously happen and I feel bad for Diaz for that. Diaz won't like being taking down and it will rattle him.
Like his takedown ability, GSP's wrestling gives him a tremendous edge on the ground even with Diaz's pedigree of Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
GSP knows how to take you down and hold you there. If Diaz's teammate, Jake Shields, couldn't submit GSP from his back, there isn't a shot Diaz does it.
Once the fight goes to the ground Diaz will not be getting back up for a while.
Not to mention Diaz's inability to beat strong wrestlers.
GSP Will Be Fighting with Tons of Anger
The last time GSP fought with anger Matt Serra was made a part of the Octagon mat.
GSP was angry at his loss against Serra and now think about it now. GSP is angry at Diaz for calling him out after the fight saying he is scared and all of that?
Yeah...good luck beating an angry, charging GSP.