View Full Version : Nick Diaz: “I Like Dealing With PRIDE Rules”

01-10-2011, 08:22 PM

“I used to come in running in a lot, and getting overly aggressive. You get that way, because you (get caught up in trying to) win on damage. You’re fighting a different fight. One guy’s trying to win the round, one guy’s trying to win the fight.

That’s why I like dealing with Pride rules. I thought that there would be an organization that has that type of scoring criteria. I thought that show would stick around; I’d probably be fighting for them right now.

But that whole thing went under. They kind of want to do away with that whole way of fighting, even though it’s been around for a long time.

The restarts and the old Pride rules, it’s better.

The yellow card (if) you stall. You can’t stall. You have to fight.

You can’t elbow. You have to punch. It takes a lot of space. A guy on the bottom wants to get up, he gets up because you’re making space to punch. It makes for a more technical aspect to come out. It makes for more transition and movement to happen. It’s more exciting to watch and it makes for the better fighter to win.

The way that things are going now, you don’t (always) see the better fighter win. They play a game to win.

That’s what my brother needs to do, is play a game to win. Just like I should have done, is play a game to win. But it’s hard to do that. That’s what you saw there.”

01-10-2011, 10:09 PM
well.. he is wrong... with the exception of Yellow Cards... I do like that.

01-11-2011, 07:00 PM
This much shows up on the front page:

Nick Diaz: "I like Dealing..."



With a partial deck?


Well, he's entitled to his opinion but - in mine - he's not wise to burn his bridges just yet.

County Mike
01-12-2011, 12:10 PM
He makes a good point about the elbows too. If you have to posture up higher to punch, that gives the guy on the bottom more opportunities. It takes away some of the lay and pray, especially combined with the yellow cards.

01-17-2011, 05:09 PM
I see elbows as a legitiment part of fighting and if used correctly they can do alot of damage! As for the judgeing I'm fairly sure that the UFC has very little to do with the judgeing! As for the yellow card I think some of the Pride ref's were way to quick to use it!