Originally Posted by rampage9712
Diaz will be on his back most of the fight... Imo at this point of his career, he has a better chance of catching GSP in a submission, than getting his TDD up to a level where GSP respects it.
Originally Posted by Y2JUBAE
Working on td defense for GSP is the most "ridiculous" plan ever bud. He will take anyone down no matter how hard they work on it, then all that training will be for nothing.
Agree with these two statements. I think it's pointless for Diaz to even spend much time working on TDD. GSP has already taken down amazing wrestlers who were training to stop GSP's TDs. Diaz already had very poor TDD; even if he spends two months working on just TDD, he's unlikely to stop it. Diaz is better off just going for subs. He has a very active guard, great BJJ defense and an unlimited gas tank. Those are great attributes to have when you're on the bottom.
Originally Posted by trustkill
I'm not a wrestler, but what I put together from multiple sources is that Jake and Georges have very different wrestling styles. Georges is more athletic and goes for the power takedowns while Jack is more of a grinder who presses you against the cage and looks to run the pipe (in the wrestling sense of running the pipe).
From what I read, they are not using Jake for his takedowns and wrestling, but instead his top game. Jake has one of the best top games in the WW division. It will allow Nick to accomplish his goal of working the bottom game better.