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Nate Diaz vs. Clay Guida Added to “St. Pierre vs. Penn II”


("We could do this shit right here, if you want." Photo courtesy of FiveOuncesofPain.)

Though it was originally scheduled for this month’s TUF 8 finale, the bout between UFC lightweights Nate Diaz and Clay Guida was postponed when Guida injured his foot in training. Now, GracieFighter is reporting that the matchup has been added to UFC 94 (January 31st, Las Vegas), in the supporting card for the Georges St. Pierre/BJ Penn superfight; it should be mentioned that the pairing hasn’t yet been added to the official lineup on UFC.com.

Diaz has won all five of his matches in the Octagon, most recently a split decision against Josh Neer at UFC Fight Night 15 in September. Though Guida’s 4-3 record in the UFC is a bit spottier, his last performance (also at UFN 15) proved that he shouldn’t be overlooked, as he used dominating wrestling to neutralize all of Mac Danzig‘s weapons and score the unanimous decision win.

In other UFC news…



Mark Munoz‘s first-round TKO of Ricardo Barros at last week’s WEC 37 has secured him an invitation to compete in the UFC. A former two-time NCAA Division I All-American wrestler and 2001 national champion, Munoz (5-0) will join Chael Sonnen, Steve Cantwell, Steve Steinbless, and Nissen Osterneck in the group of former WEC fighters who have been reassigned to the UFC amid the WEC’s phasing out of its heavier weight classes.

— Former UFC light-heavyweight Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou may be heading back to Japan, as DREAM is considering signing "The African Assassin" to their roster.

— The Fertitta brothers’ casino empire Station Casinos is dangerously close to filing for bankruptcy.

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UFC fan- December 9, 2008 at 10:20 pm
Beating Danzig didnt prove anything, danzig wasnt nothing to begin with, he was top chump among a show full of em, so who cares. That said Guida will "caveman" little Diaz to death. Guida is more athletic, faster, and stronger, I think it will be ground and pound time, and first lose for young tongue-tied Nate.

As for penn vs pierre II..........boring!
Ok so after "rush" beats penn AGAIN...whats next? penn vs pierre III, and then IIII...........even chuck liddell knows that to many repeat performances of the same shit aint worth seeing. Stop circle jerking us around , give us real #1 vs #2 contender fights, screw this rehashed crap.
Boneman- December 9, 2008 at 6:05 pm
Hey Nate,

You jipped me on that bag oranges you sold me....

I'm buying my fruit from the illegal on the other corner from now on!
portlandmma- December 9, 2008 at 1:23 pm
Fuck that shit Karo was acting like it was his senior year in high school and Nate was a freshman in the wrong hallway Nate probably didn't want to get kicked off the show for fighting with a guy already in the UFC, Karo is such a douche Manny doesn't even like him anymore. While Guida is "making him bite an inch of his tongue off," lets hope Nate gets ahold of some scissors and cuts Guida's hair so he doesn't look like the roadie for for a grunge band from 1993.
lilpo0ts- December 9, 2008 at 12:08 pm
guida WILL lay on him for 3 rounds, boring or not. 4-3 record? what diff does it make? dana is the only one that should matter to, and it doesnt. as for the triangle i really cant say..its a high success move, but i just cant see it happening. this is gonna be nate diaz's 1st fight against some ok comp. he will fail. he has no heart and shouldve lost against gamburyan in the finals of TUF. maybe he'll be running his mouth or something and guida will make him bite about an inch off the tip of his tongue and he will be able to speak like someone who has finished puberty.

and goddamn, i wish karo would have put him on his head on that show. the lisp i can look past, the attitude i can relate too, but that "im gonna bird chest bump you until someone breaks us up" thats totally ridiculous
Jeffro- December 9, 2008 at 7:17 am
Guida by caveman pounding. He has too much raw power for Diaz. I cannot wait for this fight. This is one of my dream matchups.

Thanks again Joe Silva and the UFC.
Ouch! That hurts- December 9, 2008 at 6:47 am
Hey, on a side note, isn't Huerta supposed to wear a chicken suit soon? Does anyone know when it's going to be?
Derly- December 9, 2008 at 1:24 am
I wanna see Diaz win this. Like stated above, his striking is underrated. Although it seems very slow, it's rather technical and deliberate. And it seems once he gets his rhythm he's able to unleash hell. Of course his bjj is exceptional too. We all know that. As cocky, arrogant and ignorant as the Diaz brothers are, they have world class bjj skills. Of course to top it off he has a chin too.

As for Guida, I like him, it's great to watch him fight, because he fights with all his heart. However, he is that very boring wrestler sometimes. I wish he had more of a slugger/brawler style to add to his hardcore wrestling, because he'd be so much more exciting.

I'm going to have to root for Diaz on this, and I want to see the winner go on to be a contender in the LW class. Even though neither of them will beat BJ.
Whisper- December 9, 2008 at 12:21 am
Classic long-haired, heavy metal dude vs. trash-talking, inner-city tough guy. I'm going to have to go with the latter on this one. Diaz by 3rd round submission.
The_Outlaw- December 9, 2008 at 12:11 am
Diaz wins by submission in the second round by armbar. The winner of this fight should face Sean Sherk to be the next contender fot the title.
bold- December 8, 2008 at 7:31 pm
dude guida is as boring as my ass hanging out the window as i drive by this will be a snooze fest its almost as guida is a sleeping bags all hes good for is covering
Krazy Pony- December 8, 2008 at 6:20 pm
Theres no way in hell Guida is gonna lay on Diaz for 3 rounds without getting triangled. Diaz via motherfucking middle fingered triangle.
Nathan Diaz- December 8, 2008 at 5:08 pm
We bout ta fuckin' see who's the realest, homie.
James- December 8, 2008 at 4:42 pm
Guida is a blast to watch and Diaz fight with Neer was fantastic so I can't wait to see this one.
dualdiagnosis- December 8, 2008 at 4:40 pm
Nate's gonna box him up, then throw on a gogo.
Babcock- December 8, 2008 at 3:59 pm
Fuck yea, bout time big Nate Dog got some real mutha fuckin fighters. Say what you want about Clay Guida, but know this: He aint scored homie!
portlandmma- December 8, 2008 at 3:30 pm
"alright, love him or hate him. clay guida is not an easy person to bet against."

The guy is 4-3 in the octagon, if he's fighting someone legit he's pretty easy to bet against.
B2thaRad- December 8, 2008 at 3:14 pm
Clay is all heart and will stay in the UFC no matter what his record is as long as he keeps being exciting.
DDT- December 8, 2008 at 3:09 pm
Very nice Lil.
DDT- December 8, 2008 at 3:02 pm
Nate by TKO via gurney at the hospital after the fight.
Half-Man Half-Amazing- December 8, 2008 at 2:58 pm
The winner will depend on which fight you are referring to. The fight in the octogon will be won by Clay Guida, but I am banking on the Stockton crew to even the score in the locker room brawl immediatly following.
lilpo0ts- December 8, 2008 at 2:33 pm
alright, love him or hate him. clay guida is not an easy person to bet against. "he has heart, an engine, and wrestling skills." i agree, but nate only has BJJ..only.
his hands are to be laughed at. he has one over the hip, standing kimora-esque throw. now dont get me wrong his "hold up, im gonna step out of this submission real quick" submission defense is something that really needs to go down in history. pellegrino took him to the hill, but that triangle choke didnt jump up and bite him, he over committed and got subbed. i dont see nate posing any problem to guida. im seeing lay and pray, but with a whole lot of swelling to nates eye.

1st round
crazy fast paced, guida with the clinch up against the fence, gets thrown but ends up on top there til the end of the round

2nd round
clinch, cut on diaz, up against the fence, knees, big shot nate goes down, guida cant get mount

3rd
clinch, unmarked balck car drive into arena..bullets fly..guida down guida down..middle fingers up!
Dana White is a HOMO- December 8, 2008 at 2:14 pm
That picture was taken at the back of the middle school that Nate dropped out of! All my money is on Clay!
portlandmma- December 8, 2008 at 2:05 pm
Guida is overated, he has heart, an engine and wrestling skills, no more, no less. All he did was hold Danzig down and prove who the better wrestle was in there "fight". He only has a fucking 4-3 record in the UFC and everyone acts like he should be given a shot to BJ Penn. Nate has underated boxing (I didn't say it was awesome but watching Clay the mongaloid Guida, brother of Alf http://sherdog.com/fighter/Jason-Guida-8185) and some awesome BJJ. If Guida doesn't try to turn this into a full on hugging match then he'll get tapped.
ihatejardine!!alot- December 8, 2008 at 2:02 pm
nate diaz all the way! he will finsh this fight by submission!
Eveboy- December 8, 2008 at 1:59 pm
WOW another good one! can't wait for this one either this is looking like its gonna be another helluva good card like 92
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