Yeah. I remember him smashing the teeth out of Randy Couture. But his wins were mostly because of is strength, size and weight, not skill and technique that's why, even with his strength and size, Mir easily submitted him. But who knows maybe he's better now. I heard he just earned his blue belt in BJJ.Lesnars a one trick pony, but it's forgotten he beat a few legimately good and very good fighters in his initial burst.
Of course he was found out and barely could last a round before gassing, but he wasn't as bad as he's now made out to be. From what his reputation seems to be, you think he never won a fight let alone getting wins against a few good fighters.
Yeah. Diaz has made more money fighting Conor than he could ever imagine. He's made over a million dollars, so has no reason to fight anyone else. He deserves his payday.Diaz has the IQ of a potato, but even he knows the big money fight is a decider against Connor. UFC initiated some discussion about him fighting an alternate when Connor hissy-fitted his way out of UFC 200, but he was having none of it. He was happy to wait. He'll happily wait again. He probably won't fight again in the interim. He doesn't seem to give a shit about titles. He's just looking to make as much green as possible, which is fair enough.
I'm guessing Connor will deign to defend his featherweight title in his next fight. If so, that means going from 170 lbs down to 145 lbs (and another weight in at which he looks like someone just freed from Treblinka) to fight Aldo, who will probably put up a much a better fight this time. That's going to be a tough adjustment. To go from that back up to 170 lbs for a third fight with Diaz would be silly, so he's right to insist on the decider being at 155 lbs.
Don't agree that Connor would have his way with Diaz at flyweight, though. Think it would be very close again.
Fair enough. I don't think Diaz would dominate in the clinch, Conor proved to be just as effective at times in the fight. Conor out-boxed Diaz also, which is pretty impressive considering Diaz is one of the best boxers in the UFC. Diaz's greatest qualities are his chin and ju-jitsu. There are very few fighters who could take that left hand and still come forward like he did.I agree Connor should fare better at lightweight. It's a no brainer. He could make much better use of his superior speed and movement if he were carrying less weight.
Still, I think Diaz is just a nasty match-up for Connor regardless of the weight class. A lighter Diaz would still be taller and possess superior reach. A lighter Diaz would still dominate him in the clinch and kill him on the ground. A lighter Diaz would still walk throught the sort of shots that would floor most fighters. A lighter Diaz still wouldn't be afraid of Connor. And so on.
TBF he trained for the fight for about two years. Problem is, he started 10-15 years too late (with a body already battered from 15+ years in pro-wrestling) and was in there with a decent young fighter who's been training since his teens. He ought to have started out against a much weaker opponent on a much smaller stage, but that made zero sense from a financial point of view. UFC understood the draw was the curiosity surrounding his first MMA fight, so Punk was thrown in the deep end.MMA really isn't the sport where an un-trained celebrity should be able to walk in and get a fight in the UFC because they think they fancy it. So what for him now, do they just try and find a complete bum instead and make it even more of a farce?