Posted by kopower
Don't think he's quite ready for a top three talent. Guillard has improved but is not top ten material. I'd say give Diaz a top ten talent. Wrestlers seem to give him problems
Posted by ace_of_god
Once again the fight went as I th0ught it would. Melvin wasn't winning that second round though, he kept running from Daiz and finally moved in to clos eand daiz got him into the clintch and it was all over.
One thing we all need to rememebr is that Daiz isn't a good fighter till he has been punched in the face a couple times, he always starts the fights cold and as he warms up the more devestating he becomes. With that said I think that he needs to make a move at a top ten guy right now. I don't see him fighting Sherk, Guida, Florian, Edgar, Stephans, Penn or Sanchez, he will most liking face someone like Griffin, Pelligrino or Maybard and he'll have to prove he can hang with the wrestlers becasue 7 of the top ten in his division all have greazt grappling.
Posted by Wolfenstein
As has been said by the other members, Melvin was winning, but I think Diaz definetely figured out his timing by the second round, and the tides were definetely turning. Melvin tried to go back to the well one too many times, and it's inevitable that if you're just going to use the same technique over and over (ie the overhand right) you're going to start getting picked apart.
What I was really impressed by was Diaz's takedowns. His legs are so long, that he can score those trips with a high frequency, over a pretty talented wrestler--awesome stuff.
He's not ready for top three talent,, but I'd like to see him against another tough LW like George Sotiropoulus (yeah I probably butchered the last name).