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  • 10-21-2013, 04:21 PM
    rspier
    I screamed and jumped off my couch when he landed that uppercut. Wish he would have gotten the finish... it certainly wasn't the best fight of the year. It was a very entertaining fight, but Gus/Jones was a better display of even skill, and an insane fight to watch as well.
  • 10-21-2013, 04:16 PM
    Dr. MMA
    It was entertaining but I wouldn't call it the best fight ever nor even of the year. As some people mentioned before, the first 2 rounds was a showcase of Diego taking a beating. I enjoyed the Jones/Gustafsson fight more because it was entertaining AND pretty evenly contested the whole fight. Same with Hendricks/Condit.

    The third round though was very climatic with the near finish. I still don't think that round was crazier than the first round of Wanderlei/Stann, but still extremely crazy.

    Nonetheless, it was an entertaining fight and it's still surprising [at least to me] that Diego to this day can still get close finishes against better skilled opponents like Melendez and Ellenberger based on heart, aggression and tenacity. I do fear for his health in years to come.
  • 10-21-2013, 04:07 PM
    Sakara=Excitement
    Quote Originally Posted by Pasha K View Post
    To me, Jones vs Gustafsson is still the best fight of the year by a very long way
    This.
  • 10-21-2013, 03:28 PM
    Pasha K
    To me, Jones vs Gustafsson is still the best fight of the year by a very long way
  • 10-21-2013, 02:51 PM
    Fedorlei Gomipierre
    For those talking about Diego's cognitive state going forward, there's a fascinating PBS documentary relative to the subject matter I'd recommend watching.

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontl...gue-of-denial/
  • 10-21-2013, 02:37 PM
    MMA4EVERRR
    Quote Originally Posted by marko View Post
    Those asking for Diego vs Nate, do you remember Diego vs Nick? Great fight ! Check out Diego vs Karo Parysian too.
    Yea very great fights because both guys, especially Diego, relied on superior SKILLS and TECHNIQUE to win those fights, and not "swinging wildly" and heart for the sake of entertainment to lose and cash in a bonus check.
  • 10-21-2013, 01:55 PM
    marko
    Those asking for Diego vs Nate, do you remember Diego vs Nick? Great fight ! Check out Diego vs Karo Parysian too.
  • 10-21-2013, 12:49 PM
    Sakara=Excitement
    Entertaining? Yes. Close? Not by a long shot.
  • 10-21-2013, 12:39 PM
    KevoOnTheRadio
    Quote Originally Posted by JPeezy View Post
    I've never understood how people could hate on Diego Sanchez. All he does is put on entertaining fights and scrappy wars. Maybe he isn't an elite talent, but he's exactly what you need on an exciting card. If more people fought like him and Diaz we wouldn't have so many snoozer cards. Speaking of which, how about Diego vs Nate Diaz next?
    I'm not "hating" on him. My point is he's plateaued as a fighter, and unless he starts to evolve his striking and take downs or come into fights with some sort of game plan other than

    1) Walk forward
    2) Swing wildly
    3) Stay upright
    4) Cash bonus check

    he's going to be a vegetable.
  • 10-21-2013, 12:33 PM
    IrishX(aka bornbear)
    They should re-name the FOTN award to the Diego Sanchez award.
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