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Nate Diaz vs. Gray Maynard Rematch to Headline UFC Fight Night 20

After landing big wins at UFC Fight Night 19, Nate Diaz and Gray Maynard have been booked to face each other in the main event of the UFC’s next Fight Night show, which will go down January 11th at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia. But it won’t be the first time the two lightweight contenders have gone toe to toe. During his dominant run on TUF 5, Diaz submitted Maynard by guillotine choke in the semi-finals. Since then, Maynard has surpassed Diaz in the 155-pound pecking order, going 6-0 with one no-contest, including decision wins over Frank Edgar, Jim Miller, and Roger Huerta. Diaz went 4-0 after winning his TUF contract, but then lost back-to-back fights to Clay Guida and Joe Stevenson before breaking his skid against Melvin Guillard last month.

If he’s victorious, Maynard could find himself squarely in title contention, though a match against the winner of Florian/Guida at UFC 107 seems like a logical eliminator fight. Fun fact: Diaz has won an end-of-night bonus (either Submission of the Night or Fight of the Night) in each one of his last five appearances. Any predictions on how this one will go down?

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UFC fan- October 22, 2009 at 12:16 am
"imakeutap Says:
Wed, 10/21/2009 - 13:29

hi im a millionaire and i will fly 831 son and ufc fan to a location of their choosing and make arrangements for the keyboard warrior fight of the century"

this has already been discussed, try to keep up with all the posts if you wish to stay in the loop on these things.

besides you couldn't pay that child enough money to get smashed like "titties" from rampage. Cali-fags can't fight all they can do is jaw-work.
reddog- October 21, 2009 at 9:16 pm
spreadin the herp vs. smokin the purp
knee_strike- October 21, 2009 at 5:27 pm
@ Crap Factory:

Hey, man! Respect the 209! (Just kidding.)

Diaz and his brother are both demented, but that's exactly why I like them. Their whole attitude gets silly at times, but they're good fighters. They're skilled, confident, and tough as nails. I'd pay to see either of them fight anybody.

Maynard will win, however. Diaz has a lot of stamina, but Maynard is stronger and more compact. It'll be a great fight, but it'll be Maynard over Diaz by decision.
imakeutap- October 21, 2009 at 1:29 pm
hi im a millionaire and i will fly 831 son and ufc fan to a location of their choosing and make arrangements for the keyboard warrior fight of the century
831 Son- October 21, 2009 at 12:45 pm
You obviously would sucker punch someone if you are thinking it would be cool if it happend to Diaz. You would get fucking rocked if I ever saw you.
Fred Reeva- October 21, 2009 at 12:08 pm
Nate Diaz is a filthy little cat rapist. End of story.
UFC fan- October 21, 2009 at 12:02 pm
That was suppose to be Maynard since its HIS fight. (you wouldn't know that cause you are dumbass, but I digress)
you wouldn't sucker punch anyone you would just SUCK them, cause that is what cali-fags do. Oh I am sorry I called you that again, I know how you hate it, don't cry now.
831 Son- October 21, 2009 at 11:56 am
Yea you would sucker punch someone you cowardly pussy.
UFC fan- October 21, 2009 at 11:51 am
hey Nate is that your gay pot smoking brother over there? WHERE? ( turns to look) POW! Sucker punch!!!!
ArmFarmer- October 21, 2009 at 11:24 am

I think Maynard will win too, I was just saying I like his style and I think he's entertaining. Nate has only lost by being bullied and out muscled/wrestled. Seeing as he's fighting "the bully" who's biggest weapons are strength and wrestling.. yeah I see it being a frustrating night for Nate.

Oh, and I do think that Melvins strength was a factor. He was handling Diaz for most of it.. but strength can't save you from a neck that just LOVES to get choked lol. We'll just have to see if Maynard learned from their first fight or if he leaves his neck hanging out there.
831 Son- October 21, 2009 at 10:59 am
I hope Diaz wins.
T.Bone- October 21, 2009 at 10:47 am
Maynard via Herpes.
Defender- October 21, 2009 at 10:02 am

Fair enough. I'll give Diaz a fair shot for sure. Maybe I just hold his brother in too low a's a strong possibility. To be fair to Diaz, his submissions are pretty strong in terms of what they are. On the other side of the coin, Maynard is stronger physically which may cause problems in the submission category.

But then again...Guillard his size didn't seem to be factor.

I still give the fight to Maynard, but I can't disagree with a lot of what you said.
clutchy hopkins- October 21, 2009 at 8:50 am
diaz is the shit and hes gonna put maynard away weeeeeo!
portland mma- October 21, 2009 at 8:43 am
Well technically Guida beat Diaz since the judges gave him that fight but I thought Diaz won that fight too.
ArmFarmer- October 21, 2009 at 8:41 am

Guida lost to Diaz? I'm guessing you meant Diego. Also don't get the statement above that.. actually I don't think any part of that post makes sense lol.

Gotta disagree with your post as well. Diaz is neither a boring fighter or afraid of getting hurt, you don't get much more game than Diaz was against Guillard. He was taunting him while eating shots and getting bloodied up and being tossed around and he never backed down and ended up finishing him. He throws down and goes balls to the walls every time he fights. He's aggressive and well rounded, stylewise I don't get what's not to like. His only boring fights were due to his opponents game plan.

Agreed. It'll be my first one too and even though it's not the best card I'm really pumped that diaz/maynard/koschek/leben ect. are all going to be fighting right down the street from my house. Can't complain about that.
PhilDZnutts- October 21, 2009 at 8:38 am
Never put your lip HIV on Nate Diaz.
Mike Milbury- October 21, 2009 at 8:21 am
Maynard wins here. Say what you will about Diaz's lanky-ass build and his mouth, but the fucker is a zillion times more marketable than Gray, both interview-wise and fight-wise.
One Two- October 21, 2009 at 8:19 am
this fight will end with a record number of quit holding me motherfuckers

anyone wanna take bets I got $ on 4 to 6 "quit holding me motherfuckers" at -689
Nippletwist- October 21, 2009 at 8:02 am
maynard will put him on his back and keep him there probably. diaz will still be 6-2 after this, he'll still be right in the conversation at the top of the division.

guida shouldn't be fighting any of these guys, he's not in the same league as florian & maynard and he already lost to diaz.
K.E.G.- October 21, 2009 at 7:57 am
I hope diaz submits him, or at least wins. If maynard keeps winning he will eventually get a title shot and who the fuck wants to pay to see that shit? He is a boring herpe infested glorified wrestler.
Defender- October 21, 2009 at 7:54 am
Oh, but a serious outcome?

Maynard TKO ground n pound in the second.
Defender- October 21, 2009 at 7:52 am
I understand that Fight Nights are suppose to be a home for the up-and-comers. But really? Diaz again!?

Watching that guy is like watching paint dry. Yes, obviously it works...his style that is. But goddamn it's boring, and honestly it looks like he's afraid of getting his lil frame hurt.

Maynard can at least throw some bombs...I guess.

Best case scenario in this? Maynard has a herpes outbreak and leaks some into Diaz' mouth.

*too much?*
google- October 21, 2009 at 7:43 am
Diaz better watch out. A few more pics like that and he may get sued by the makers of Skeletor.
portland mma- October 21, 2009 at 7:42 am
I am a big Nate fan and one of the few people that actually like Gray and I think this fight is going to be horrible. Silva usually makes good match ups but I think this one is ridiculous.