Nick Diaz vs Carlos Condit – UFC 143

Posted by: John W. Zimmer
Under: MMA
9 Apr 2012

6 Responses to “Nick Diaz vs Carlos Condit – UFC 143”

  1. Dr. J Says:

    Thoughtful analysis, John! A good fight plan can really make the difference in a fight at any level.

    I had a good friend who had no martial arts training, but played Div 1 middle linebacker in college and was hard as nails! We decided to put on some boxing gloves one day and have a go at it! I just kept circling away from his right (fighting open-stance) and peppered him with jabs! The only good punch he ever got was when, in his frustration, he went to a nearby wall and punched a hole in it! My plan won the “fight.” If it was a “real” fight with his obvious superior strength and size, I knew I could run faster than him, lol!
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  2. John W. Zimmer Says:

    Hey Dr J!

    I enjoyed hearing about the jabs from the outside. Once I was trying to teach a 6′ 4″ neighbor how to spar and he wanted to see if he could take me in a match… I said what? but agreed and just let his strikes miss with a half-step back and reverse punch to his ribs… over and over until he saw the “little guy” knew his stuff. :)

  3. Matt Klein Says:

    Good analysis John, you only have to look at the success of GSP to see this in action. He figures out what he needs to do against each opponent, and sticks to his game-plan. The results are not always exciting, but he gets the job done. You do not always need a knockout or submission to win. But you better be damn fit to get to the judges decision!
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  4. Jaydee Says:

    I think both guys are pro in their own ways. Who is really your bet? And did you expect him to win? Thanks for sharing your views here.

    -Jaydee
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  5. John W. Zimmer Says:

    Hi Matt!

    I’ve not seen a lot of GSP but understand his is a tactician.
    And yep – getting the win is the goal – by hook, submission or decision!

    Hi Jaydee,

    On a good day – any vetted fighter might win the day no matter what the odds makters think. That is the fun of watching a fight. As for who did I expect to win? I’ve already shared my thoughts in this post. But I will say this – Condit seems to be the “nicer” guy outwardly. I like nice guys to win but being realistic – that has nothing to do with anything in fighting – the only thing that does matter is the fighters plan – any needed adjustments and what actually happened in the fight.

  6. nikki hill Says:

    In fighting you must be able to change your tactics. I have seen so many UFC fights that a grappler wins by a knock out punch and it’s just a simple understanding that why should you waste time in the mat if you can practice your knock out punches.
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