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Gomi, as we know is a boxer with limited jj skills. Diaz is pretty much an all rounder. Why did gomi feel he would perform better against diaz on the mat?
twice he took him down but to no avail. Third time he got submitted, by a superb fighter with a bjj backround. Gomi is underated ?? ... More like Diaz is underated !! I have never known an impact to be made in pride like diaz made last night.
Def, fight of the night. He gonna be champ for a while.

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At the time, I assumed he was doing what any smart MMA fighter ought to do; planting a seed of doubt in his opponent's mind. Everybody in the world has been saying Gomi is vulnerable on the mat, especially after his loss to Aurelio, so it made total sense to me that he would come out and take Diaz down straight away.

Of course, nothing Gomi did after that made any sense to me...

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Diaz really just looked too big for Gomi to handle - if that fight happened 10 times I think Diaz would take at least 9 of those matches - plus Gomi didn't really seem to have that fire that he tends to bring into the ring with him - Diaz made a definite statement

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Posted by Kazmierz21

Diaz really just looked too big for Gomi to handle - if that fight happened 10 times I think Diaz would take at least 9 of those matches - plus Gomi didn't really seem to have that fire that he tends to bring into the ring with him - Diaz made a definite statement


He did, i put on post he will be champ for a while, but just realised the belt wasnt on the line as pride protect their vunerable champs. Thats what seperates pridefc from the ufc. ufc put fighters against champs with the title on the line. Why have gomi vs diaz without a belt, they are two of the worlds best. ?????

Gomi is not a champ, he does not deserve to be called one because he only defends his belt against newcomers and fighters who are not capable of beating him. Pride fc do their reputation no good by ripping of the punters by putting non title fights on their shows when a champ is in the fight.

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Posted by Kazmierz21

Diaz really just looked too big for Gomi to handle - if that fight happened 10 times I think Diaz would take at least 9 of those matches - plus Gomi didn't really seem to have that fire that he tends to bring into the ring with him - Diaz made a definite statement


He did, i put on post he will be champ for a while, but just realised the belt wasnt on the line as pride protect their vunerable champs. Thats what seperates pridefc from the ufc. ufc put fighters against champs with the title on the line. Why have gomi vs diaz without a belt, they are two of the worlds best. ?????

Gomi is not a champ, he does not deserve to be called one because he only defends his belt against newcomers and fighters who are not capable of beating him. Pride fc do their reputation no good by ripping of the punters by putting non title fights on their shows when a champ is in the fight.



I didn't realize that - why no title shot there? Did Diaz not suck down to meet Gomi?

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PRIDE doesn't need a reason to not have their champs defend. There is no reason for their madness.

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The reason (and there is one) is very clear to me, they protect Gomi because he's a good Japanese fighter. They'll give him every chance possible to keep him on top because he's the only asian champion they have.

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Diaz did look a lot bigger than Gomi though - maybe Gomi was fighting up therefore belt wasn't on the line - does anyone know what they weighed in at?

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Posted by Kazmierz21

Diaz really just looked too big for Gomi to handle - if that fight happened 10 times I think Diaz would take at least 9 of those matches - plus Gomi didn't really seem to have that fire that he tends to bring into the ring with him - Diaz made a definite statement



You know what - I just watched the match again and it was closer than I remembered - Gomi just needs to do some more cardio for the rematch - it will be another brawl though

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This was the only fight that went EXACTLY as I had predicted. Diaz´s reach and precision standing fit well against a wild puncher like Gomi.

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Posted by Stickan

This was the only fight that went EXACTLY as I had predicted. Diaz´s reach and precision standing fit well against a wild puncher like Gomi.




that was my other choice........for me it was either 2 round Sub,or Split so i flipped that mental coin and it unfortunatly landed on me picking Diaz for Split

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Posted by Ydoc

The reason (and there is one) is very clear to me, they protect Gomi because he's a good Japanese fighter. They'll give him every chance possible to keep him on top because he's the only asian champion they have.



I think you are wrong. You don't have to be an Asian champ to not have to defend your belt. How many times have their other Champs defended their belts? Not many. I think that is one thing everyone can agree on, Pride sucks at having their champs defend their belts.

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ok, i say gomi wins 7 out of 10 times they win..
im not takin credit away from diaz but gomi was just irresponsible this fight..
keep it standing and you'll get a KO like how it almost happened (dont know how diaz didnt get KTFO..)


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MMA is mostly all about style match ups. A fighter's style is defined by his nature (passive, aggressive, defensive) his adaptability, and his overall talents/skillset (BJJ/MT/Boxing/Wrestling/Judo).

Perfect example for style match ups is the Gomi fight. I don't think he was sick, or he necessarily gassed quicker. Gomi was waaaay more active this fight because he had to be. Diaz was pushing Gomi harder STANDING UP than anyone has before (except for BJ Penn who was relentless in that battle).

Gomi was forced to punch and swing with Diaz. Gomi who usually picks his shots had to aggressively defend himself against Diaz. [b]Gomi threw more punches in this 2 rd fight than he did against Aurelio in 3 rds.[/b]

Gomi that fought Diaz is the Gomi that knocked out Sakurai, pummeled Kawajiri, and smashed Ishida. It's also the same Gomi that got choked out by Aurelio. It's just that we've never seen him gas like this before because he has NEVER HAD TO FIGHT SO AGGRESSIVELY.

Diaz also had a definitive reach advantage, which is the reason he probably didnt catch any wild haymakers in the jaw. This helped him just light up Gomi with those shots. Diaz then took his jiu jitsu prowess to a level exceeding his brown belt, and choked out Gomi.

Gomi wasn't sick, this wasn't a fluke (fluke gogoplatas? yeah fuckin right). It was just a bad style match up combined with Nick's stature.

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Nick Diaz has a fuckin chin or what???lol

the force of that knockdown blow was hard enough to knock Diaz off his feet but not hard enough to daze him one bit....Same with the second punch that cut him,hard enough to make a cut 2 inches wide,but not hard enough to daze him either

people say Gomi would of done better in Japan...pfft

if they fought in Japan with a 10 min first round Gomi would of got KO'd

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