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Posted by Budgellism


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They don't do too well (except Gil) against dynamic strikers who can wrestle and defend a sub.



Tell that to Jim Miller.



Jim Miller is a good wrestler and never been finished until he fought Nate.

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I like Bendo for these reasons-
Powerful legkicks, he's not afraid at all to throw just brutal leg kicks, and can potentially sweep Diaz and steal rounds, something Cowboy could have but chose not to do.

Chin of steel, He's been rocked I think once in the last four years and that was the showtime kick and recovered very fast.

Good Cage movement doesn't get stuck against the cage, Diaz bullied Jim but won't be able to bully Bendo.

Mind Games won't work on Bendo, he's always been able to set his pace and strike when he wants and won't be sucked into a Brawl.

Finally the Best Bendo will show up December 8th.

Post #17   12/2/12 11:02:45PM   

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Posted by JLS1980


Posted by Budgellism


Posted by jae_1833

They don't do too well (except Gil) against dynamic strikers who can wrestle and defend a sub.



Tell that to Jim Miller.



Jim Miller is a good wrestler and never been finished until he fought Nate.



Ok, you all got me with Miller.
However my point is you found one wrestler styled fighter, when I can say that not only Nate, but his whole camp has issues more times than not with bigtime wrestlers. In fact it's Nick's reason for threatening with retirement, he hates getting outgrappled by wrestlers with submission defense.
Now, some examples:
Nate - Guida, Stevenson, Maynard, Dong Hyun Kim, and Rory MacDonald.
Nick - Sherk and Sanchez
Shields - Ellenberger and GSP
Melendez - Thomson and Ishida

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I'll pick Bendo because he throws decent leg kicks, he is larger, and he has a fast pace.

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I'm sorry love Diaz but
Guida. Joe daddy and Maynard grinded him out as well as Kim

I see bensen doing same for 5 rounds

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Posted by prozacnation1978

I'm sorry love Diaz but
Guida. Joe daddy and Maynard grinded him out as well as Kim

I see bensen doing same for 5 rounds



Diaz is wayyyyyy better now, plus the last Maynard fight, is arguable, as many saw it going to Diaz.

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I'm going Diaz here.

Many have correctly pointed out Diaz has struggled against great wrestlers and Henderson certainly fits that bill, but that is the only area I grade Diaz lower than Hendo in.

When it comes to striking, length, submissions, Diaz has the advantage. He can win on his feet, on the ground or on points. I honestly only seeing Henderson being able to win this fight on points.

That is not to say Hendo won't win on points, but when one fighter can win three ways and the other only one, I'll take the more versatile fighter.

Should be a great fight, that stylistically, is somewhat like what we saw with GSP/Condit.

Post #22   12/4/12 10:31:54PM   

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switched my prediction from Diaz to Bendo the morning of the fight.

nate is one of my favorites and he's shown improvement in his last few fights so I wasn't quite sure what to expect from him.

wasn't really expecting Bendo to dominate so thoroughly though...

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