Originally Posted by dbader08
Yeah it was a great fight by Bendo. He obviously trains his ass off, comes in big and in great shape and never gets tired.
It's no coincidence that most champions are pretty big for their weightclass, Diaz is going to have to work on his clinch game and add a bit more strength if he ever wants to be champ...maybe also just do leg presses a shitload since Henderson's are twice as big as his lol
Size wasn't the issue in this fight. Diaz came in touted as having the best boxing south of Anderson and a 9" length advantage in this bout, and got schooled from wire to wire.
I'm not a big fan over oversized fighters. I'm dead-set against Dolce and 20lb+ weight cuts. I'm firmly in favor of same-day weigh ins.
Diaz was outskilled and outworked...it wasn't just size.
Originally Posted by goodtimes
Everyone's shitting on Diaz now, but the guy totally dominated Jim Miller and Donald Cerrone. I think he just had a really bad fight, while Bendo had a really good fight.
People shouldn't be shitting on Diaz. He had his eye closed for him in the first round. It was really over from there, but he went the distance based on heart.
Originally Posted by optimusjoel
I've been following bendo for along time and that is the biggest I've seen him and his cardio seemed endless. Funny how that same gameplan he employed would work perfectly against Penn.
Before the bouts, I'd assumed Penn was just too small to beat GSPJr, and was hoping he'd drop back to LW after a game-but-unsuccessful showing [which didn't happen, obviously]. As a Penn fan, I have zero desire to see him face Henderson.
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