Posted by gspfan
Posted by BlueSkiesBurn
I have to give this one to Rabi. For a couple reasons, actually. There's one or two fights that gspfan has where I disagree with who would actually win that fight and I like Rabi's semifinals/finals way more.
I didn't really go with who I thought would actually win. It's a fantasy card so I went with what match ups i'd like to see most.
Nick Diaz vs Paul Daley & Diego Sanchez vs Carlos Condit is not as exciting as Edgar v Maynard & Melendez v Alvarez
I don't think it's cut and dry at all as to which of these fights would be more exciting. Edgar/Maynard 2 was pretty damn good but their first fight got a lot of criticism for not being exciting. I don't have any doubt that Melendez/Alvarez would be awesome. On the same note, i'm very confident that Diaz/Daley and Sanchez/Condit would be pretty epic.
Sanchez and Condit, yes. Diaz and Daley has all the making of being a complete flop. Daley had NO answer for the ground game of Koscheck and Kos isn't nearly as proficient on the ground as Diaz. Diaz does have a tendency to stand and bang, but I think he would realize that Daley is entirely one dimensional and there's no point in making your night longer than it needs to be. With Diaz's background, I think he'd take Daley down and submit him in the first.
The other two fights, though they may not be as exciting, appear to be more equal matchups. Styles make matchups and Edgar & Maynard have gone the distance both times they have fought. Alvarez and Melendez has all the makings of a back and forth match as well. I think in the end, Daley vs. Diaz was what turned me toward Rabi.