QUOTE(hardhead @ Apr 9 2008, 07:20 PM) [snapback]385581[/snapback]
I had Cassamyor up by 1 point going into the 10th. I also don't see how a fight with Diaz is more money then a fight with Campbell, both would be on HBO but Campbell has a title and it seems from different boards there's more interest in Campbell/Cassamyor II before Cassamyor/Diaz. Is there more money in a Diaz fight?? I'm not an expert on the behind the scenes stuff but I don't see it. Just some of the same old promoter bullshit(GBP) if you ask me and the fans are missing out at matching up two of the top fighters in the division.
Don't get me wrong I'm not saying a Diaz/Cassamyor fight won't be a good fight, it very well could be but to me it's not as interesting a matchup with Diaz just coming off a loss from Campbell, and with Campbell on the other side willing to fight Cassamayor right now.
there is more money in a Casa/Diaz fight simply because GGP does not have to share promoter rights with anyone else (like DKP who is Nates co-promoter), Diaz is a bigger name, it will be in Houston where Diaz is a huge draw, and HBO love themselves some Juan Diaz so it, Im guessing, would be willing to fork over more money for this fight than say a Casa/Nate fight which is essentially two guys who haven't fought on their network as a main event in some time.
what HBO should have done IMO is go ahead and still make Casa/Diaz as the fight itself, minus the promoter and political bullshit, is a fine matchup. However, to ignore the job Nate did on Diaz is wrong of HBO and allowing GGP to make excuses like they cant deal with Nate's co-promoter, Terry Trekas is Nates other promoter, Don King is silly because they have done business before with no hitches. So with that they could have made a Nate vs JA Santa Cruz fight as the support bout for this with the caveat that the winners will fight each for the right to call themselves the true lightweight champion.
seems simple doesn't it? unless you are GGP