great job Cung Le
My mentality is like a samurai. They used to everyday work on their technique to make themselves almost perfect. Because perfection is impossible, but everyday you get closer to perfection. And that’s where I want to be. I want everyday to get better than I was the day before. I want to use every second of my life, every time that I have in my life to make me a better fighter. That is why I am a martial artist. For me, it is more than a job, but a way of living.
come at me bro
when it just isnt…LOL
LOL Bruce Lee would have beaten Anderson Silva then trained him
R.I.P Bruce Lee!
Q:are you defending Nick Diaz? because you state how much disrespectful Diaz is but you defend him still...
but overall i assume youre talking about how badly Nick Diaz is a disrespectful fighter and just scraps compared to GSP.
overall like ive been saying, these two guys are two different fighters and both deserve my respect.
i myself am not only a fan, but also practice MMA.
simply put, Nick Diaz as the “darker” or stereotypical fighter who has class issues in which he presents himself as a scraper-like fighter but if you actually know whats going on with in mind, you would feel somewhat the same as i do.
Nick Diaz, like GSP, fights for himself. to better himself and to be the best at what he does. sure, he dropped out of high school, but kept up with his training. he began BJJ and MMA at a young age to fight off bullies (like GSP) and his grandfather was the local high school coach for track and field, he was told to run and exercise whenever he gets the chance to do so. eventually Nick became an tri-athlete and implemented participating in marathons as part of his training. at the age of 18 he part took in in his first professional MMA in the IFC organization and eventually became the IFC Welterweight champion over Chris Lyte (another UFC veteran recently retired). 2 years later, he became the first WEC welterweight champion. the next year he entered the UFC and still defended the IFC title he previously won. sure he loss a few fights prior and in the UFC, but you would see him in other organizations such as DREAM and Elite XC and eventually Strikeforce and winning the championship there as well.
overall Nick Diaz is a well seasoned fighter and of course through his career hes the trashy type with a bad attitude type of guy that you can easily hate but will gain respect once he beats you or go full rounds with him.
sure his thing with marijuana is stupid but hell, hes human and as much as im against that shit but hell, i have friends who do it (non MMA teammates) but its their choice so i cannot dictate (insert GSP lol) what they do.
and the recent controversy following the Penn vs Diaz fight where it was established that GSP will face Diaz in February, i believe people are somewhat blowing it out of proportion.
Nick is the “bad guy” and GSP is the “good guy” in this entire ordeal but even Nick pointed it out that he has to play as the bad guy in order to get the fight.
and like i always said before, Nick can talk all the trash he can but he can back up ever single word with ever second you spend with him in the cage.
he too is one of my favorite fighters and it because of him that i really got into the sport as much as i am today.
ive always supported every fight GSP has been in and it was justified how he won each one.
he truly is a different fighter each time he enters the octagon. and his ethic is to always win and strategically break down and dominate every fighter that he comes across.
the ideal and truest martial artist you will see in modern times.
but to sum it all up really
this how life is between the two.
one has be the “good guy” and the other has to be the “bad guy”
but in the battlefield; it does not matter who is right, but who is left.
and the octagon on February for UFC 143; is the battlefield
let me set the trend right
apart from what i said about Nick Diaz last night
hes still one of best welterweights in the world. every fight hes been in, he brought the trash talk and brought the fight that is always exciting.
lets think of who Nick Diaz is though.
coming out of Stockton/Lodi California (Kommiforniastan) with a troubled background with moving from shitty area to the next. he dropped out of high school and just kept fighting and training under Caesar Gracie BJJ.
started professional fighting at the age of 18 (similar to Vitor Belfort) and traveled all over the world to fight and even taking 2-4 fights a year, while the average fighter has 2-3 fights most in one year.
and lets not forget how he trains and condition is doing his daily triathlons (running, swimming, biking).
the man has fought in the past 10 years with excitement and of course profane actions on his part.
but like i said, he can back his words up.
the man is strictly a fighter, hes been fighting since the day he stood up and fought back in his younger schooling days. let alone he still lives in the shitty area of Stockton where he sees poverty and the daily worry about getting his car robbed and whatnot. sure he can move but he rather focus on fighting instead of looking for another place to live.
now my stance on him is that i do respect Nick Diaz as a fighter and human being.
yes in the opinion of this MMA enthusiast; Nick Diaz is and always has been the real deal. and i too have somewhat of the same mindset as him.
i too like to scrap in my fights, especially when im standing up and striking it out without regards of getting knocked the fuck out. and hell, i may suck in BJJ but im always down to roll and fight off my back on the ground, even though i always get my ass whooped but regardless of what happens; i will fight till i get submitted or drop.
the man doesnt like media attention and when push comes to shove with words and fists; he’ll bring a war regardless.
I train all day…punk ass by night! ALL DAY!
now lets look at his camp, under Cesar Gracie: Nate Diaz and Jake Shields
now Cesar Gracie is full of shit really, is it a Gracie thing? to piss everyone off? shiet lol
other than him dissing BJ Penn’s style and GSP entirely.
now GSP has always been one of my favorite fighters and probably now my favorite fighter still in the mixed martial arts community entirely.
he truly is a martial artist, not some fighter, but a human being who puts out his life to being the best fighter to ever live.
he has only fought in one weight class during his professional career and is ever changing and evolving every time he enters the battle.
there are so many things i can quote GSP on but you all have heard it before.
the man has only tasted defeat twice but people overlook where he really came from.
he too was bullied and learned how to defend himself from karate, then took up wrestling and BJJ to expand his horizon and input on fighting and living in a bad part of Quebec with poverty; he took it upon himself to become a martial artist, not just a fighter and embraced martial arts as his way of life. and has shown this perseverance time and time again.
now people always, ALWAYS complain how boring GSP can be and how his cautious methods and fighting style revolves around wearing down a fighter than immediately finishing the fighter. the reason why really is because GSP fights to ensure he will win and when he ultimately sees that opening and senses that weakness of blood trickle, he will finish the opponent.
I am in the same situation that I was in when I lost to Matt Sera, and this thing is still in my mind…I will never take the fact that I am the Welterweight champion for granted…I learned my mistake in the past, no matter how great I do or how people tell me how great I am; I am always that one mistake to lose everything.
-Georges St. Pierre
its going to be an interesting 4 months coming up to GSP vs Diaz.
this my stance on the match up.
btw…BJ Penn will come back. hes not done yet.