Say what you will about the Stockton bad-boy Nick Diaz– he’s disrespectful, he’s unprofessional- but he comes to fight. Out of the ring, he has a bad reputation, but he is a fighter who brings it each and every night inside the cage, and you have to respect that.
I stumbled upon this video of Nick today and thought he brought up some interesting points about judging and how game-plans are implemented today (skip to 4:50 in the video for these thoughts).
What do you guys think about this? Obviously, everybody loves a good brawl or a technical, back-and-forth ground battle, but is there any merit to controlling a fight and winning the decision? Guys like GSP and Jon Fitch have made their careers with these tactics, but should they be considered true “fighters”?
Let me know what you think and share your thoughts!