In a recent interview with MMAFighting.com, BJJ legend Cesar Gracie discussed Nick Diaz’s impending fight with former consensus GOAT Anderson Silva, a “super fight” set for January of next year.
As if Nick’s trash talk wasn’t going to be enough gasoline on a blazing fire, Gracie believes Nick is going to win and by KO. Honestly, what else is the mentor of the Stockton 209, what…what…what…native going to say. In this particular interview, 6 months out essentially,things did start off cordially about the match-up stylistically.
“I already knew this fight would happen a long time ago, and I think it’s a great fight. I believe it’s going to be a standup fight the entire time. Nick is better on the ground, his jiu-jitsu is better, but I believe it’s going to be a stand up fight and it won’t last five rounds. I think it will be over before five rounds, someone will get knocked out.”
Gracie also believes that Nick is still the granite chinned stud he became shortly after his career gained momentum before taking off when he joined the UFC. Nick shocked the world when he KO’d Robbie Lawler so maybe Gracie has a valid point here.
“Nick is hard to knock out, he was knocked out only once in the beginning of his career. Anderson is bigger than Nick, but he’s turning 40 now and his chin is not the same anymore. If Nick can get in there and punch him, I think he wins this fight. Nick will turn 31 in August, he’s just a kid. Anderson is fast and dangerous. I don’t know who’s going to win, but I know it’s going to be a good fight.”
I promise you that PMN is looking forward to this fight more than you are and we will have all of the coverage surrounding this bout. You know as well as we do that when this gets closer Nick will turn up the verbal heat.
Cesar Gracie Jiu Jitsu…what…what…what!