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It didn't take long-Nate Diaz has already decided his future, for now, is at Welterweight. His 170 debut could come at UFC 111 in March, where he could face Rory Markham, although a few possible matchups are still being discussed.

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Post #1   1/18/10 4:52:23PM   

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This fight would be fantastic. Id go with Diaz by decision though.

Post #2   1/18/10 4:55:13PM   

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I always like watching Diaz fight. Usually rooting against him tho. As always, can't wait to see how he looks at a new weight. Im glad he moved up, i wanna c him get maimed by some of the bigger boys.

Post #3   1/18/10 4:58:40PM   

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If Nate would commit to a serious weight lifting routine and pack on even just 10 or 15 pounds of muscle, I could see him winning a few fights at welterweight. He would need to pack on like 30 pounds of muscles and cut water weight if he wanted any chance at competing against high caliber opponents though

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I think Nate takes this one, but it will be interesting to see how he deals with the cut.


I'm glad I picked a semi-good card to attend my first live MMA event.

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Nate is gonna sub him, great b/c I am goin to this event.

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Posted by Jshep714

I think Nate takes this one, but it will be interesting to see how he deals with the cut.


I'm glad I picked a semi-good card to attend my first live MMA event.


Ummm...what cut?

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Posted by Jshep714

I think Nate takes this one, but it will be interesting to see how he deals with the cut.


I'm glad I picked a semi-good card to attend my first live MMA event.


Ummm...what cut?



Not cut, Increase, My bad.

Post #8   1/18/10 6:20:54PM   

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Edit: Posted in the wrong thread, meant to comment on Diego moving up.

I think this is a bad move for Diaz though. He should bulk up and stay at LW. If anything he's to small for LW right now. Some muscle mass could help him be competitive there while I don't think he'll ever Break top ten at WW.

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Posted by bjj1605

I honestly don't care if he goes to WW or stays at LW. He is a very exciting fighter and I like him a lot. I think he has the potential to be champ in either weight class but I don't expect him to win a belt any time soon (if it at all). He's got one exciting rematch at LW (Florian) and two at WW (Kos and Fitch). The first time around he obliterated Florian, but neither guy is the same fighter any more. His 'LOSES' to Fitch and Kos were both very unconvincing and he could win those fights the second time around.

I think if he beats Florian, Maynard, Frankie, maybe Gomi... we could see some restored confidence in his ability to beat BJ Penn.

If he moves up and beats Fitch and Kos or maybe Alves... I could see an argument for him fighting GSP.

So far from both options being bad, I think both options offer a lot of opportunity. I'll be happy with which ever he chooses.




Soooooo you had the Diego Sanchez thread up in your other browser window and replied in the wrong topic ?

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Diaz by sub

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Id like to see Diaz vs McLovin instead.

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Diaz would probably be perfect at 163-5 but the extra 5 pounds to 170 is gonna kill him. Way more interesting matchups though. I think Hazelet vs Diaz would be absolutely epic though tbh. I don't think he can grow in to that frame. Nick can do it but Nick fought when there was no LW division in MMA really so he litterally grew into his current frame. Nate might be stunted.

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Posted by BeeR

Id like to see Diaz vs McLovin instead.



That would be a bad ass fight!

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I didnt see this coming. anyone know what diaz walks around at? the thing i thot made diaz so dangerous was long reach and good bjj, his reach isnt gonna b as big of factor at 170

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