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Diaz UD. Good fight.

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Diaz will be on his back for 3 rounds attempting sub after sub.

Gray will lay on him the entire time and hopefully get caught in a triangle.

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i don't see how u could not give gray a title shot if he wins
but if he does does that mean he would leap frog over frankie ?? for a title shot??



Gray beat Edgar last year, I think he is already ahead of him.



I agree completely

Post #18   10/21/09 10:51:19AM   

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At first I was kind of disappointed in this match up, because I felt as if Gray should be facing someone ahead of Diaz in the LW picking order. But after looking at the top contenders after Diego if gets a little tricky as to who Gray should even face for the next #1 contender spot. Because Gray has already defeated Frankie Edgar who has defeated Sherk and Tyson (two other top five contenders), Sherk beat Tyson and Florian, and Florian beat Joe Daddy has beaten Diaz, and Tyson beat Guida who beat Diaz as well, so it's like who would deserve the match with Gray for the next #1 contender. So I guess I see why Diaz, since Diaz is the only guy to defeat Gray, even though it didn't officially count, and after Gray beats him he gets a title shot. But just looking at the top LW contenders makes who scratch your head as to who would get the next shot after Gray (if Gray does beat Diaz). I'm pretty sure I would put Edgar in the next contender match (if he defeats Pelligrino), but his opponent is the hard part, I guess Florian would be the obvious choice if he can defeat Guida, but I'm not sure just one win (even against Guida) since your last shot at the title would get you another. Stevenson has been just to up and down since he loss to B.J., even though he has only lost to Florian and Sanchez since then. Sherk got defeated by Edgar already and Griffin lost to Edgar and Sherk. I guess we'll see what happens, it would really be crazy if Gray loses to Diaz, then what?

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This should be a great fight. I think Gray Maynard has improved alot since the show, but at the same time his sub defense might not be where it needs to be with a submission stud like Diaz.

I could see Gray winning it on the feet or grinding out a decision, or Nate could catch him.

Either way, good match up.

Post #20   10/21/09 5:06:34PM   

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I could see people saying maybe Gray needs 1 more high profile fight in order to be #1 contender, but looking at the numbers it is very hard to deny him a shot at #1 contender status. He's 6-0 in the UFC and most wins have been over notable opponents.

Rich Clementi (Say what you will about Clementi, I still think this dude is on the brink of being a top notch fighter)
Frankie Edgar
Jim Miller
Roger Huerta

Add Nate Diaz to that list and it's hard to argue for his status. Plus, say what you will about Gray doing a LnP, but his boxing has improved tremendously. This guy is on the rise and if you're not on the bandwagon now you will be soon. He doesn't have many rungs left on the ladder before he's fighting for the top.

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Gray's just gotta finish. He's one of those guys who's falling into the "Okami Complex"-he's winning consistently and his gameplan works well but by not impressive enough ways to impress Dana. But like Machida, that one big finish is all it could take. But this isn't going to be easy, Nate needs this fight to turn things around.

Post #22   10/21/09 5:39:51PM   

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Except Gray is almost always featured on the main card in bouts he's in. Okami is constantly shoved on the undercard

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Looks like a great card and an awesome main event. A TUF rematch with title implications!!! I am very uncertain of the outcome of it though. Grey has looked very impressive but he hasnt faced Diaz's level of BJJ to this point and that might be a negative as Grey loves the topposition and Diaz is very good from his back....just ask Kurt Pelligrino!!???

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I have high hopes for both of them and both are have great futures, but I like Diaz again in this one. I'm hoping Gray gets Sherk soon hopefully after this win or lose and hopefully Diaz if he wins can get Florian or something. But I see him winning with his good tough stand up and slick submissions. I think Gray will bully him in the 1st but I think Diaz will turn it up late and be able to squeeze this one out by decision or even a slick submision.

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