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  • 11-02-2013, 09:28 PM
    kalebarker
    Quote Originally Posted by 1inthechamber View Post
    Fight was entertaining but I'm never a big fan of those. These are highly trained professionals with so much skill and we get a bar brawl. Like with the Henderson vs Shogun fight, it was a horrible fight imo, no display of technical striking at all. While on the other hand I loved the first Machida v Shogun fight, it was a damn chess match.

    Gil could definitely give Pettis some problems if he can pressure him tho.
    The Shogun/Henderson fight is as highly regarded as it is because it was two legends going at it. There was also the story line of that fight being the Pride title fight that never happened because UFC bought Pride. If it was two borderline UFC fighters we wouldn't still be talking about it as an all time classic.
  • 11-02-2013, 07:41 PM
    IceCold48
    Quote Originally Posted by zana1126 View Post
    And your fight against Guida test your point of view. A good wrestler in a good day takes your belt in a blink of an eye
    ben henderson is a better wrestler than guida, also since when does wrestling end a fight in "the blink of an eye"?

    however the first fight was henderson was one of the most exciting back and forth fights of all time so im not sure why he is saying this.
  • 11-02-2013, 05:10 PM
    1inthechamber
    Fight was entertaining but I'm never a big fan of those. These are highly trained professionals with so much skill and we get a bar brawl. Like with the Henderson vs Shogun fight, it was a horrible fight imo, no display of technical striking at all. While on the other hand I loved the first Machida v Shogun fight, it was a damn chess match.

    Gil could definitely give Pettis some problems if he can pressure him tho.
  • 11-01-2013, 07:30 PM
    Fedorlei Gomipierre
    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleJack View Post
    Melendez showed skill and technique all night. Sanchez was simply THAT tough. He continued to come forward through crisp shots and wouldn't be denied. It happens sometimes. There are just guys you can't knock out on that night.

    I'd bet you Ali, Roy Jones, and many other great boxers thought the same thing until they found that guy who could walk them down and make them slug it out.
    I suppose I have an entirely different opinion on that fight. I thought Gil was an idiot to exchange like he did.

    I didn't perceive Diego as "THAT tough"(he's extremely tough granted, but I don't see the mindless ability to absorb an inordinate amount of blows to the head to be a particularly admirable skill given the science on the matter) but rather, he suckered Gil into a risky brawl(for Gil's sake) and IMO, it wasn't a smart fight for the far technically superior Gil to engage in.

    For all of Diego's heart and intensity, he still has some real gaping holes in his game and walking forward like he did should've netted his opponent ample opportunities to take him down and grind him out.

    I enjoyed the fight, but felt it was extremely sloppy on Gil's part to allow it to go into the one area where Diego had a chance. I think Pettis would've been able to step back, time Diego's onslaught, and uncork a finish without getting tricked into trading. I'm not a Pettis fan, but I don't think he'd just hang and bang.
  • 11-01-2013, 06:17 PM
    SimpleJack
    Melendez showed skill and technique all night. Sanchez was simply THAT tough. He continued to come forward through crisp shots and wouldn't be denied. It happens sometimes. There are just guys you can't knock out on that night.

    I'd bet you Ali, Roy Jones, and many other great boxers thought the same thing until they found that guy who could walk them down and make them slug it out.
  • 11-01-2013, 06:14 PM
    Fedorlei Gomipierre
    I'm with Pettis here, I didn't see much technique and skill in the Gil/Sanchez, I wasn't a fan personally.

    As far as guys who beat Pettis, I think a focused, healthy Gray has a great chance.
  • 11-01-2013, 05:49 PM
    SimpleJack
    It'll take a wrestler with a solid chin for sure. Someone he can't just pick apart from distance.

    I'd like to see him vs. Chandler, personally.
  • 11-01-2013, 05:40 PM
    KevoOnTheRadio
    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleJack View Post
    Pettis hasn't been put into a situation where he has to grind it out on the feet because he's behind or facing a determined opponent who can walk him down.

    His day will come and he'll hopefully be more humble for it.
    Out of the current crop of LWs, who do you have beating him?

    I'd say Maynard, Melendez, and even Bendo in a rematch are about the only ones that can take the belt from him. Maybe Grant, but I'm not completely sold on him, even though he knocked out Maynard. I think Aldo and Frankie could jump up and have great fights with him too.
  • 11-01-2013, 05:29 PM
    SimpleJack
    Pettis hasn't been put into a situation where he has to grind it out on the feet because he's behind or facing a determined opponent who can walk him down.

    His day will come and he'll hopefully be more humble for it.
  • 11-01-2013, 04:35 PM
    zana1126
    And your fight against Guida test your point of view. A good wrestler in a good day takes your belt in a blink of an eye
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