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  • 10-19-2008, 10:44 PM
    smoogy
    Quote Originally Posted by Masscore View Post
    Is it a good match-up, yea, but there are a couple other fights I can think of that should be better.

    Alves v. Koscheck - Two Top 5 WWs fighting for perhaps a title shot.

    Rampage v. Wandy - Two Top 10 LHWs.

    Faber v. Brown/Pulver v. Garcia/Tamura v. Wagner - FW Fireworks anyone?

    Griffin v. Evans - Another match-up of Top Ten LHWs for the title.

    Those are all pretty good match-ups for the rest of 2008, many probably a lot better then Diaz v. Alaverz.
    Top 10 battles are fun, but I don't feel like any of those compare stylistically
  • 10-19-2008, 09:55 PM
    Masscore
    Quote Originally Posted by smoogy View Post
    On paper, this is the best matchup for the rest of 2008
    Is it a good match-up, yea, but there are a couple other fights I can think of that should be better.

    Alves v. Koscheck - Two Top 5 WWs fighting for perhaps a title shot.

    Rampage v. Wandy - Two Top 10 LHWs.

    Faber v. Brown/Pulver v. Garcia/Tamura v. Wagner - FW Fireworks anyone?

    Griffin v. Evans - Another match-up of Top Ten LHWs for the title.

    Those are all pretty good match-ups for the rest of 2008, many probably a lot better then Diaz v. Alaverz.
  • 10-19-2008, 09:18 PM
    smoogy
    On paper, this is the best matchup for the rest of 2008
  • 10-19-2008, 08:53 PM
    Diegonightmare
    Quote Originally Posted by Mac View Post
    I would call creating a division for him and trying to put him in a title fight with Noons when Alvarez should have gotten the call "forcing a belt around his waste".
    I hear you. At the time though, Diaz had the name recognition, while Alvarez didn't.

    The UFC does the same thing all the time. Still doesn't mean that it's right, but I would say it's "giving big-name fighters big fights" as opposed to forcing the belt around a particular person's waste.

    Again, if that's what they wanted to do, they wouldn't give him a fight as clearly dangerous as the Alvarez fight is. At least that's the way I see it. There's no question in my mind that Diaz and Alvarez are the #1 and #2 guys NOT named Noons to fight for this belt.
  • 10-19-2008, 08:23 PM
    Mac
    Quote Originally Posted by Diegonightmare View Post
    I wouldn't call pairing him with the fighter who all but won the DREAM lightweight tourney over half of the world's top-10 LW's is a sign that they are "forcing this belt around Diaz' waist".
    I would call creating a division for him and trying to put him in a title fight with Noons when Alvarez should have gotten the call "forcing a belt around his waste".
  • 10-19-2008, 08:22 PM
    Intellectual
    Alvarez has horrible head movement. I see Diaz picking him apart if it stays standing. I'm giving the edge to Diaz, but I'll be going with Alvarez in this fight. the guy has tons of heart, and I just see him winning this.

    Alvarez via UD
  • 10-19-2008, 07:48 PM
    Diegonightmare
    Quote Originally Posted by Mac
    War Alvarez, please ruin Elite's plans to force this belt around Diaz' waiste.
    I wouldn't call pairing him with the fighter who all but won the DREAM lightweight tourney over half of the world's top-10 LW's is a sign that they are "forcing this belt around Diaz' waist".
  • 10-19-2008, 07:12 PM
    Masscore
    Quote Originally Posted by Mac View Post
    Alvarez was fighting at 170 when he fought Thompson, who is a big 170er that used his weight on Alvarez, Diaz will stand and bang with Alvarez which doesn't bode well seeing as Diaz eats shots from guys with a lot less striking than Alvarez.

    War Alvarez, please ruin Elite's plans to force this belt around Diaz' waiste.
    I realize the size difference, but still a Top 5 possibly Top 2 LW should be able to beat a guy thats not Top 15 WW. I still think the LW rankings are in a mess anyway because the UFC guys outside of Penn did not get enough credit, but thats another arugment for another thread.

    Trust me I do not want to see Diaz win a title, I really do not like him or his brother, but I think his reach and ground game will be too much for Alaverz in this fight.
  • 10-19-2008, 07:01 PM
    Mac
    Quote Originally Posted by Masscore View Post
    Alaverz is good, but I still can't get over the beating Thompson laid on him. Which is why I think Diaz is going to beat him.

    It did suck that he could not continue which is why I hate Grand Prix, or at least when they fight the semis and finals in the same day.
    Alvarez was fighting at 170 when he fought Thompson, who is a big 170er that used his weight on Alvarez, Diaz will stand and bang with Alvarez which doesn't bode well seeing as Diaz eats shots from guys with a lot less striking than Alvarez.

    War Alvarez, please ruin Elite's plans to force this belt around Diaz' waiste.
  • 10-19-2008, 06:43 PM
    Moriason
    Pumped as hell for this, Alvarez is the man.

    Best part is he's just starting to hit his stride as an elite fighter. There's so much left in this guy, we've got years to watch him beat people up.
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