i def don't always agree w/ jackass but i do on this point. i can't say i'm a big diaz fan but i always appreciated the fact he brought it during fights. he was entertaining and just unpredictable. he doesn't give PC answers and i don't necessarily see him as a 'bad' guy. i think he really appreciates all his fans and isn't selfish at all. there's no doubt mma has been a huge part of his lifestyle.
and when he overmatches his opponent and knows it? it's even more entertaining. call it disrespectful or whatever but it's like he has an eternal chip on his shoulder. silva's done the same when he was in full control. silva can be even more offensive imo since he does it against fighters that he's clearly better against. for diaz, it's part of his gameplan...even if he's losing
that said, kinda found it funny how even more diaz fans seemed to come out of the woodwork, especially with his recent actions. people want to praise him being honest or whatever, but he sort of came off as whiny and about being more about promoting the past couple weeks. it makes it look even more that way when he asks for a rematch and a possibility w/ silva. like...how are you going to ask for silva? you're not exactly a legend, all-time great.
the whole walking around with his hands down just seemed weak. even if he was trying to instigate gsp, he wasted valuable time. there's nothing wrong w/ gsp sticking with his gameplan and hell, he stood with nick. he just used his athleticism to duck in and out and not play the 'dirty boxing' game.
if you want to call what gsp does a 'points' game...whatever. no one criticizes the great NBA coaches of exploiting matchups. you play to your strengths. ya, i don't find gsp fights to be the most exciting but he's good at what he does. he's smothering, has great balance and is brilliant at taking short, powerful shots. diaz peppered him a couple times but he was never in any real danger. call it safe if you want but he forces his gameplan and wins.
i also want to echo that i thought condit might have beat hendricks. i was surprised it wasn't at least a split decision.
jake was awesome. he seems to be getting more aggressive. totally down w/ him fighting someone like condit next. he almost reminds me of maia in his improvement though i think much of maia's success is due to moving down a weight class which i said he should have done for a couple years now....
anyway, random thoughts. pretty good card overall. first couple fights were snooze fests but the top of the card made up for it.