"He's similar to me as far as what he uses in his arsenal. I think that what Diaz does for his boxing, being long, throwing out his lead left hand a lot, he has some good things that he does. But I have more tools. I have better footwork. He moves forwards and backwards. I move side to side. I'm good at closing the gap quickly and getting my shots off and getting back out. I think that I'm the more powerful puncher. I don't think there is any question about that. I hit guys with one shot and they go out. As far as boxing skill goes, I think I have the advantage there."
Surely one of the contenders for "Fight of the Night" honors at UFC 118 this coming weekend in Boston, Marcus Davis vs. Nate Diaz, is almost guaranteed to feature a stand up battle to behold. In speaking to Heavy.com, "The Irish Hand Grendade" detailed where he thinks he holds an advantage over Nate. Davis believes he is the clear cut better boxer considering his power and footwork. Don't know if there's much of an argument there as Diaz relies on his quantity of punches more than looking for that one shot knockout. If the fight does stay standing, who takes this fight? Time for some predictions, Maniacs.