Takanori Gomi vs. Nick Diaz is the greatest fight in MMA history. Believing anything else is just silly. Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar was a sloppy fight that led to a generation of people that tuned into UFC solely for chaotic bouts. However at the time, Pride FC harnessed the very best of fighters and placed them in a ring which, as we all know, is more advantageous to fighters that finish fights. The statistics are there, somewhere. Go have a look. If you get pinned in a corner in a cage, your opponent could literally just stay on top while doing minimal damage. In a ring, if you venture to a corner not only is the fight reset in the middle of the ring, but if your opponent does in fact stall, it results in a yellow card — penalizing the amount of his fight purse.
Before I drone on about the advantages of the ring over the cage, perhaps you should just watch this video our @LayzieTheSavage shot of Nick Diaz having his own open-workout in Stockton, California before missing his official open-workouts in Montreal, Canada.