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  • 12-13-2012, 11:58 PM
    XxChAoS32xX
    Can't really blame anyone for thinking that he was making an excuse, this is a Diaz we're talking about here.
  • 12-13-2012, 11:49 PM
    Iron Triangle
    I'm sure that Henderosn being bigger, stronger, and a better strategist played a factor too.
  • 12-13-2012, 11:27 AM
    Rise
    Quote Originally Posted by end it with a left View Post
    I think it is Nate explaining his lack of offence not why he lost. Personally I would have thought he would have attacked more with subs in the later rounds. Hopefully he uses this as a learning experience and comes back stronger
    It'll be interesting to see if he does learn some things from this and maybe look at shoring up the weaknesses he has. The smart thing for him (and Nick) to do would be to branch out a bit more and train elsewhere or bring in different people to work with. Cesar Gracie's camp is gonna become stagnant with some of their philosophies on who they should or shouldn't be working with.

    They need to be working with some high level Muay Thai trainers/fighters and some solid mma wrestlers and Jake Shields doesn't fit the bill there anymore.
  • 12-13-2012, 05:31 AM
    Sniggles
    It's hilarious how some people here cannot differentiate between an explanation and an excuse.
  • 12-13-2012, 05:28 AM
    Sakara=Excitement
    Quote Originally Posted by end it with a left View Post
    Personally I would have thought he would have attacked more with subs in the later rounds.
    We all know that Bendo is notoriously hard to submit in an MMA match. Nate had the technique but not the strength in those later rounds.
  • 12-13-2012, 01:00 AM
    end it with a left
    I think it is Nate explaining his lack of offence not why he lost. Personally I would have thought he would have attacked more with subs in the later rounds. Hopefully he uses this as a learning experience and comes back stronger
  • 12-12-2012, 07:44 PM
    disposableassassin
    styles make fights. i know its cliche but it holds true. bendo is just a bad matchup for nate. he is fast and diverse with his strikes, good in the clinch, seemingly impossible to sub, nasty GnP. not to mention leg kicks for days. bendo seems to me to be the perfect recipe to defeat nate.

    and for those saying that nate had a bad fight c'mon man thats just like people saying that weidman beat a "fat" mark munoz. they lost to superior opponents its that simple. yeah nate destroyed cerrone and miller but so has bendo. this ended up being a bad matchup for nate that is all. diaz has no sour grapes his fans shouldnt either.

    i actually like nate more and more when i see his humble side. i definately like him alot more than nick.
  • 12-12-2012, 07:28 PM
    roaddawg
    Quote Originally Posted by Daellusx View Post
    I'm surprised Benson didnt catch a knee to the face when he did that punch. It looks like he has to get in close and his head ends up being in a good spot to get kneed. My guess is he doesnt do that against someone with good muy thai.
    He just learned the move not to mention its a bizzare strike that not many likely train for...

    The Diaz brothers are are also known for leaving their lead leg too far out.
  • 12-12-2012, 05:14 PM
    classicironman
    normally I shy away from these type post as it is usually sour grapes or how they were injured prior to the fight but Nat told the truth here. We did not see the amazing super fight we all expected because Henderson connected with a punch early that pretty much won him the fight .A fighter that explains why he lost rather than make excuses,How can you argue with that. I hate we did not see the super fight we all were expecting but it was a great performance by Henderson and I have much more respect for Diaz now that he not only told the truth but stuck it out as well.
  • 12-12-2012, 02:24 PM
    CtGreat
    Quote Originally Posted by H0SS View Post
    I don't think that was an "off performance" by Nate.

    If they fought 10 times, I think Bendo would win convincingly 9 out of those 10 fights.
    Indeed. I really don't see how he looked any different in this fight than any other fight he's been in. He still failed to check leg kicks, he still got outwrestled, and on the feet Bendo was just way too fast for him. Diaz looked the same he did against Miller.
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