Let it be known that i am a Nick Diaz fan. I am a fan of both the Diaz brothers. If you want to keep reading then go right ahead.
UFC 124 saw GSP do what he always does. He's a great fighter and he deserves all the respect he has earned. My argument for Nick Diaz, first and foremost, is that there is no one else at welterweight in the UFC that I would want to see fight GSP. You want to see Jon Fitch get whupped again? It pains me to say this because I love BJ Penn but would you want to see BJ get whupped by GSP again?
Jake shields gets the next title shot and there is no way he is going to beat GSP. I will buy this fight just to see Jake Shields lose. He has zero stand up. Just watching him in the stand up game makes me laugh. I say give him to Thiago Alves before GSP just to expose this horrible aspect of his game.
Nick Diaz has all the attributes necessary for an epic fight with GSP. I am not say that he would win because that would invalidate this post. His striking is 2 of a kind (nate is similar) and his jiu jitsu is spectacular. If you can find it, watch the interview where nick talks about getting rocked and falling on his back on purpose to get someone to foolishly fall into his guard. Good Stuff.
That and the trash talking would be epic. Although I have a strange feeling that Nick Diaz would have so much respect for GSP that he wouldn't say much. Okay maybe not.
Nick Diaz vs GSP makes nothing but sense.