UFC 158 is going down on Saturday night. Here are picks from Yahoo! Sports columnist Kevin Iole, Cagewriter editor Maggie Hendricks and readers like you.
Kevin Iole — Georges St-Pierre W5 Nick Diaz: I see Nick spending a lot of time on his back eating elbows from Georges. That won't bode well for his chances. If Nick can goad Georges into a standup battle, the entire complexion of the event changes, but I think despite all the animosity, Georges will fight the same precise style he has in the past.
Maggie Hendricks — Georges St-Pierre TKO4 Nick Diaz: The last time GSP was angry at his opponent going into a fight was against Josh Koscheck. GSP's jab got him the win. He's had plenty of time to listen to Diaz's remarks and prepare a game plan to stop Stockton's finest.
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Cagereader - Nick is real slow. GSP is real fast. I think speed beats slow. At least it has for the last 60 years I have been watching fights -- Jim Lowrie
Cagereader - Diaz by TKO 4th round. I believe that Diaz has gotten into GSP’s head. In all the interviews GSP has been reactive and emotional. Since GSP requested this fight instead of taking on the true number 1 contender, Johnny Hendricks, it confirms that Diaz has gotten into his head. GSP will not get into a striking match with Diaz instead he’ll take it to the ground risking being submitted by Diaz’s excellent BJJ. However, before taking Diaz down he will have to walk through some punches. The “punches in bunches” will stagger GSP and Diaz will finish him. -- Eddie LedezmaRead More »from Check out UFC 158 picks from Kevin Iole, Maggie Hendricks and Cagereaders like you