posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 01:14 AM
reply to post by speculativeoptimist
Nick does like his weed, I personaly think that its his life so whatever. But as far as weed being a sports inhancer
I dont know man, it probably
in some ways does help I can see it helping in keeping you calm and having a regular heartbeat in tense situations which diaz does seem to have.
But on the other side of the scale it makes you slow, lethargic, and outside his fighting patterns it makes his reaction time slow. Which from his
last fight you could see that he couldn't disengage from his old pattern and get up or even chase and corner Condit down, which now that I think
about it could be one of the reasons why he always tries to provoke fighters into attacking him, and getting in his tempo.
Personaly I hope and dont think he will retire from mma, especially doing boxing. I really dont think trying to do both sports at the same time
professionally is a good idea even if he can. Because of the simple fact that some of the things you need to get used to in boxing will contradict and
trip you up in mma. And some of the things in mma will contradict and trip you up in boxing, and not just the rules but the whole way you have fight
and get used to is sublimely minisculy totally different.
And for the fact that nick in my opinion is way more dangerous on the ground with his jiu jitsu then he is in picking apart dudes with his boxing. I
still think that if he would still be more of a danger to gsp then Condit will be because of style wise matchup and because I dont see gsp being able
to control him on the ground for long periods of times like he does with everybody else. I'f he tries that game soner or latter in a 5rd match he
will slip and nick will capitalize, in fact I see it as more of a stand up battle between the two, with short periods on ground.