UFC on Fox: Clay Guida Wants Title Shot After Ben Henderson Bout

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Budgellism
11/7/11 11:43:11AM
Clay Guida may be getting shafted a bit by it being made clear that his fight with Ben Henderson is not going to make the Fox TV broadcast no matter how quickly the bout between Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos ends, but that isn't keeping him down. Guida knows that the Henderson fight is a huge moment in his career and he seems ready to pounce.

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emfleek
11/7/11 11:49:48AM
If you want a title shot coming off a loss, you'll have to move over to Strikeforce, Clay.

Budgellism
11/7/11 11:51:17AM

Posted by emfleek

If you want a title shot coming off a loss, you'll have to move over to Strikeforce, Clay.






This.
KungFuMaster
11/7/11 11:51:56AM
I love Guida and I would love to see him get his dues but Ben Henderson is such a bad match up for him. I would give the wrestling edge to Guida due to his size and strength but Henderson is just better at everything else and he should be able to stop some, if not all, of Guida's take downs.

Budgellism
11/7/11 11:55:48AM

Posted by KungFuMaster

I love Guida and I would love to see him get his dues but Ben Henderson is such a bad match up for him. I would give the wrestling edge to Guida due to his size and strength but Henderson is just better at everything else and he should be able to stop some, if not all, of Guida's take downs.




I wouldn't even give him the wrestling advantage tbh. Look at those tree trunks Bendo calls his legs. His TDD is going to be way too much for Guida's offensive wrestling. And then you add the risk of his best submission, the guillotine choke and you've got yourself a Guida loss. Bendo has a very interesting future at 155.
Twenty20Dollars
11/7/11 12:01:42PM
Winner of this should get a title shot. But this winner of this is probably going to have to wait, b/c Melendez will come over from SF to get the shot, IF he beats Masvidal.

A lot of waiting for contenders.
KungFuMaster
11/7/11 12:05:19PM

Posted by Budgellism


Posted by KungFuMaster

I love Guida and I would love to see him get his dues but Ben Henderson is such a bad match up for him. I would give the wrestling edge to Guida due to his size and strength but Henderson is just better at everything else and he should be able to stop some, if not all, of Guida's take downs.




I wouldn't even give him the wrestling advantage tbh. Look at those tree trunks Bendo calls his legs. His TDD is going to be way too much for Guida's offensive wrestling. And then you add the risk of his best submission, the guillotine choke and you've got yourself a Guida loss. Bendo has a very interesting future at 155.



I wouldn't say it would be an easy match for Henderson. Guida will make it difficult for anyone with his style. Guida can be outclassed and out-striked, but he will still bring the tenacity which some fighters have fallen victim to...

I think this fight will be closer than it looks on paper.
Budgellism
11/7/11 12:14:10PM

Posted by KungFuMaster


Posted by Budgellism


Posted by KungFuMaster

I love Guida and I would love to see him get his dues but Ben Henderson is such a bad match up for him. I would give the wrestling edge to Guida due to his size and strength but Henderson is just better at everything else and he should be able to stop some, if not all, of Guida's take downs.




I wouldn't even give him the wrestling advantage tbh. Look at those tree trunks Bendo calls his legs. His TDD is going to be way too much for Guida's offensive wrestling. And then you add the risk of his best submission, the guillotine choke and you've got yourself a Guida loss. Bendo has a very interesting future at 155.



I wouldn't say it would be an easy match for Henderson. Guida will make it difficult for anyone with his style. Guida can be outclassed and out-striked, but he will still bring the tenacity which some fighters have fallen victim to...

I think this fight will be closer than it looks on paper.



I wouldn't say easy either because Guida is obviously an experienced gamer with skills in all areas. However, I do think Bendo is better in every area of the game than Guida is and that's hard to ignore. This fight just seems tailor made for Bendo in my eyes. I've been wrong many times before but this is one of those fights I'd bet the house on.
FastKnockout
11/7/11 12:15:33PM
If he manages to beat Bendo, then yeah, he's next IMO.
Travesty145
11/7/11 2:41:32PM
whoever wins this fight gets the shot if u ask me
FlashyG
11/7/11 2:49:10PM
I know MMA math is useless, but I thought Pettis looked like a better wrestler in there against Henderson than he did against Guida.

Guida took him down at will, I don't think Henderson is as easy to take down, but I don't think he's as dangerous on his back as Pettis either.

I think this will be a close fight.
isk
11/7/11 2:59:22PM
I think Henderson is going to maul Guida starting in the second round and either pound him to dust or line up a dominant UD.

Guida excels against guys who lack TDD, either because they mistime their strikes or they have too much faith in their BJJ. That said, I'm reasonably confident Henderson knows what Guida's gameplan is likely to be and I think he's too smart and well-trained to not prepare for that.

Don't get me wrong, I love both fighters, and I might be riding the Bendo-wagon a bit hard after the Miller fight, but Henderson has looked monstrous at LW since the flip to the UFC. I'll never completely count Guida out due to his heart and his camp, but I think Henderson is too big, too athletic, and too superior of a wrestler to lose to the Carpenter.
Bubbles
11/7/11 3:02:01PM
i wish this was a 5 round fight

im rooting for Guida, but ill probably pick Bendo via UD. Guida should get a title shot if he beats Bendo, then have Melendez fight someone like Cerrone (if he wins at 141).
Geoffo
11/7/11 3:11:47PM
If he beats Henderson decisively, i say give him the title shot (after Melendez)
Theoutlaw08
11/7/11 3:15:43PM
I think who ever wins this fight should get the next shot, unless they are both hurt badly.
Travesty145
11/12/11 9:31:43AM
they wont though. melendez will come in and get the shot first (undeservingly)
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