Originally Posted by HeGlassedMe
ZZZSP fears losing everything, money, sponsorship, fame, fans. He fights not to lose, instead of to win.
This is true. He competes not to lose instead of fighting to win. However his last fight showed an edge. He really went after Condit on the front foot and went through some bad moments to win. He could have definitely made that fight easier.
GSP isn't stupid, he has no interest in any Silva strike connecting and he knows how difficult it was to control a 6 footer with an active guard let alone a significantly bigger fighter with an active guard. 25 minutes is simply too long and it would require an incredibly negative approach to win, one which may hurt his profile more than do him good.
Diaz is gonna act like an absolute ****, the people will love it, GSP can stand with him and control him enough to win and re-establish his dominance at 170. They will nicely hype up that Condit won controversially and many believe that Nick should have been the man in there with him.