I think Brown's proved he's improved his ground game & wrestling enough that his past sub losses are being weighed too heavily by fans. He survived Silva's back mount which is usually lethal and Silva is a Judo practitioner and Matt threw him around. Nick could definitely beat Brown with body shots but to do so would have to wear him down and Brown's game is more well rounded imo. Both Diaz brothers are very limited in their striking in that they need to be in boxing range to be effective and I can't see Brown giving him that. Unlike Condit who wanted to stay further away, I see Brown crowding Nick to use his Muay Thai and don't think he'd be afraid to throw him down. While Nick's BJJ is more proven, I don't think he catches the improved Brown because he doesn't have the wrestling to control position but with Nick's durability and craftiness I see it a) going the distance, b) being a legit fight of the year cuz Nick would last and not quit, and c) Nick doing a lot of bitching in the days after the fight although not the night of as he's always quick to give credit to guys who actually fight him which Brown would definitely do.
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