Before I created the title of this article, I threw ‘dilemma’ into Wikipedia and found a variety of definitions — all of which applied to Nick Diaz’s current situation with the Nevada State Athletic Commission. First there’s the ‘Morton’s Fork’ dilemma which states one has to deal with two equally undesirable choices that both yield the same result. It’s the equivalent of being force to choose between an Ubereem right knee to your brain, or an Ubereem left knee. In both scenarios, your friends will have to mop your consciousness off the floor. There’s also ‘Hobson’s Choice’ which forces a person into a ‘take it or leave it’ situation, the dilemma of choosing an undesirable ‘something,’ or nothing at all. Finally there’s ‘Zugzwang,’ a term mostly defined in combinatorial game theory — put your thinking caps on for this one. Zugzwang is being forced to make a move against one’s opponent in a scenario in which that person would choose not to make a move. The fact that the person is forced to make a move in a situation that one normally would choose not to, automatically places that person at a disadvantage. Therein lies the dilemma of Nick Diaz.
Cesar Gracie, Cynthia Vance and LayzieTheSavage brainstormed how to effectively convey Nick Diaz’s tumultuous transition back into the UFC. From proving his talent across the world, getting an instant title shot against Georges St. Pierre, being stripped of that opportunity, to being granted another title fight…I think you guys know the story by now. Throughout the years, Nick Diaz has made MiddleEasy his preferred choice of MMA sites. Therefore it only makes sense that we’ve teamed up with Cesar Gracie to present a video so rawesome, it will make your eyeballs do back flips inside your head in sheer excitement. Props to Esther Lin for the banner picture. Enjoy.