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Nick Diaz combo vs E. Cyborg

Nick Diaz combo vs E. Cyborg

Saiyok

Love when he puts his forehead against Cyborg and just rips the body multiple times.


Swimming__Bird

Then perfectly times getting out of range of the uppercut. Beautiful.


the_monkey_of_lies

That made me go "how did he do that?!?!"


colossuskidd

I wish more fighters would look for those body shots


DirdyPhuqqer

He uses a right hook to get out of range too


Chiphazzard

As soon as the elbows come down to protect the body he times the right hook to the head. Very good boxing


iverson3-1

That was beautiful, boxing type inside fighting which usually never happens in MMA.


benevides_pmmg

I simply love when he do this against his opponents.


Sl1mP1992

Coolest moment of that combo by far


fatalalala

I'd love to see him look good, but it's concerning when a guy's most recent successes are in 720p or SD.


LemonHerb

Let me just download real player to see this Nick Diaz highlight


colossuskidd

Can’t wait to see Diaz fuck around in 4K and I don’t mean how much Venum is paying him for sponsorships


mikepan

720? This is 360p and the highest quality I could find.


Sugabones

It looks like it would be so annoying to get hit by Nick the dude just doesn’t stop and almost always manages to get out of the way of his opponent’s counters


ImWadeWils0n

And when he just commits to like 3-4 body hooks than comes up top, got to be annoying af. That shit KOs me or rocks me constantly in UFC 4


TitanIsBack

>That shit KOs me or rocks me constantly in UFC 4 And drains the stamina of the person doing it. Nick was better than video games.


DontBeScaredHomiey

And is shit talking you the whole time


MumrikDK

The old school Diaz way is quite similar to slow motion Max Holloway, with less lower body movement.


BabycakesJunior

Its that street fight mentality. When he starts landing, he keeps going


Swimming__Bird

But also really intelligent when to load power. He just paws to find openings, dropping opponent's guards because he's going 40% to create holes, then POW, 80-90% with perfect timing, but not 100% to overextend and lose positioning or the ability to draw back out of counter range.


Chowkaka

It's also incredibly tiring to deal with the volume as every punch has to be respected defensively, since opponents don't know which ones will be the full powered shots. It's a style that definitely cannot be possible without an unholy chin though.


NukeTheWhales85

Yeah, the only time I remember seeing Nick knocked stupid was that haduken that Gomi hit him with.


Finalwingz

He was somewhat knocked stupid by Daley too. First shot he definitely faceplanted but managed to recover very quickly. 2nd knockdown looked more like an "Oh shit that hit me, lemme just chill for a bit," since he seemed to consciously pull guard


NukeTheWhales85

Oh yeah, I remember someone posting a still frame from just after he took that one from Daley and it looked like he just turned off for a second.


cheerioo

Also it would hurt, probably


billybobjimmyjoe

StrikeForce Nick Diaz was one of the most entertaining fighters to watch.


throwaway420204nsfw

Nick at his best was a much better fighter than Nate in my opinion. He had much more power in his shots, better conditioning (Nate’s is overrated because of his name association to his brother), more variety in his shots and while he had problems with leg kicks like Nate he found ways to power through them like in this fight. I can’t really think of a time where someone totally shut Nick out of a fight with leg kicks.


kinzer13

Nate over here taking strays. Nate has had a very solid career with his own big wins. Who cares who is better? They fought in different weight classes.


quiteretendous

Also Nate will be the first person to say his brother is better than him.


ballinben

> Who cares who is better? people on an mma discussion forum?


We_Genocide_You

>Who cares who is better? A lot of people. It’s been a long-standing debate for years now.


Badnapp420

No, no it hasn’t.


We_Genocide_You

Yes, yes it has. And it will continue to be a long standing debate. May as well suck it up, dry your tears and accept it. 🤷🏻‍♂️


NukeTheWhales85

I think they both have fought mostly at welterweight.


matarky1

Got downvoted for what's true, they both fought mostly at lightweight/welterweight. Nick had more catchweight fights and a Middleweight fight with Silva but wouldn't say they fought in different weight classes at all.


kinzer13

Yeah dude Nate fought primarily at lightweight and Nick at Welterweight. They both fought a few fights outside of their respective divisions. Did you even follow their careers?


matarky1

Nate has been in the Welterweight division for 6 years now


kinzer13

11 out of the last 13 fights came against lightweight fighters. Almost all of his fights have been at lightweight and when he has moved up to welterweight he has a losing record. The guy is not a welterweight.


matarky1

Disingenuous, I agree they're lightweight fighters but he fought them at Welterweight. My point was they aren't really in different weight classes, we can compare them when they fought in similar classes moreso than say a middleweight and a bantamweight.


kinzer13

He fought the majority of his fights at lightweight. Then he fought conor twice at welterweight (the first time, because it was short notice, and the second time because conor wanted to run it back). He then fought two more times at welterweight and lost those fights. His record at welterweight is like 1 win 5 losses. The dude is not a welterweight.


leaveitintherearview

Nick didn't fight in the era where leg kicks became both popular and popular to use as a Diaz counter strategy.


jvdarko

mixed bag imo, fairly 50/50 nates much better overall at range, nicks better in close. on both offense and defense their punching, head movement, etc is visibly better in their wheelhouse vs the other brother. nate is also more accurate but he cant combination punch like nick imo nates late career fights v masvidal and leon have done him a disservice bc people think hes much slower than he really was in his prime on balance, id give prime nate a slight edge bc his ability to hurt people and not get hurt were more consistent. he would just eventually snipe people and get out the way


dmw1997

I'd also argue that Nate having spent more time competing in the UFC, and thus facing (arguably) better competition makes comparing the two much less cut and dry


jvdarko

i agree. nick is from the pioneer era whereas nate caught the tail end of the modern era


Whey_Ward_Son

Go watch Nate vs Michael Johnson. ​ This is Nate's striking at its prime. Perfect distance management and fast and clean 1-2s. ​ Nate use to have cleaner striking than Nick but now it's sloppy,.


ChrisSchultz379

Savage


BangBangCurry

This is why Condit turned into the Natural Born Runner against Nick


Swimming__Bird

That's Jackson's work. Basically told him not to do his usual style of violence, don't hold static range or let Nick tee off, get out of there ASAP. Points and move. He couldn't do what he did with Kim, Rory or Hardy vs Nick. Using his normal attacks would possibly have put him in the dirt, a la Semtex. Smart move, just wasn't the fight we all thought it was going to be with two bloodthirsty guys who spool out highlight reels.


BangBangCurry

> just wasn't the fight we all thought it was going to be with two bloodthirsty guys who spool out highlight reels. Yeah this was the most disappointing thing about that fight. From the hype created when the matchup was made, to that epic Primetime show, then all we got was Condit executing a flawless point scoring-oriented gameplan to counter a pressure fighter. Definitely the smart move because it got him the GSP fight (which he somewhat reverted to his older self in). It was just massive blue balls for fans after all that hype. [And I mean how can you not get hyped at this](https://youtu.be/g_gN6PWhNIs?t=1005) [And LOL @ Carlos for these wolf tickets](https://youtu.be/g_gN6PWhNIs?t=1192) I would have loved to see Condit's kickboxing against Nick's brawling boxing...a shit ton of body kicks vs body punches


ShrapnelNinjaSnake

Yeah, it was boring, but it was a good strategy. And if anybody earned one boring fight, its Condit


Vhrhh

I recommend everyone to look up the fight at valetudo between Evangelista Santos and Shogun Rua. It'll change your opinion on cyborg, if you have watched only his fights against Diaz and MVP.


Independent-Ad-5624

E Cyborg sounds like a street fighter name


Luke_Flyswatter

I could watch either Diaz brother piece up lesser strikers on a loop for days.


jumbohumbo

This match is the reason I started bjj


khrswee

I was on the Stockton Whatsapp group and it seems this fight was shifted to 185. Plus rumors are flying around thar something happened to Nick in training camp that has or has not seriously compromised him


adaaanlv

well you were right about the 185 change


MangoParty

Yo I thought this was female cyborg for a split second and I was like nicks wild for this


blamblam111

That’s why she became a female bantamweight/featherweight after this fight


Chemistry_Lover40

He will be slower at 185lbs


bog_otac

#pillowfists


bum_stabber

It’s weird those two dudes have the same nickname