Posted by jakeiceman
Everyone is talking like Guida is prone to submissions, he does have a few losses on his record by submission but he is no slouch or a gimme on the ground.
They talk like that for a very good reason, Nate Diaz is out there submitting BJJ black belts and making guys with some real solid ground games look silly.
Posted by jakeiceman Bottom line is that he is going to be too much for Diaz to handle, plain and simple
Too much how? size, reach and strength are with Diaz although it counts for less in a MMA fight than boxing.
Guida is a G&P Fighter with "some" not the best but "some" boxing skills, are you trying to tell me that he will just take Nate down at will and pound on him? First of all who knows if he can even get Nate down and second if he dose he's more at risk on the ground than Diaz is, Nate should win the scrambles and be able to sub clay who likes to leave his arms out there.
Even in fights where Nate is not outscoring his opponent he hits them a few times and what do they do>? They either try and take him down or get it to the ground, nobody has been willing to just stand and trade with Nate for three rounds and I question if clay even could do so.
However, the stand up its much closer of a fight and I can see clay winning the first round because Nate takes his time. but as the fight goes on IF this stay standing I would expect Nate to KO him in the late second early third.
Posted by jakeiceman will push that pace and smash Diaz for 3 rounds. He might not finish but he is going to win.
Bottom line is that any place he trys to push the pace Nate will be the better fighter and like a poster said if he gets over zealous he wont be able to shake loose of one of Nate's subs and I sure as shit dont see him winning the stand up.
Take all this with a grain of salt as I am a nut loving Diaz fan but who has Clay beat exactly? His record in the UFC is horrible even though his fights are all entertaining.