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Thread: Diego Sanchez vs Gilbert Melendez

  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleJack View Post
    Anyone else fear Diego is going to suffer from Parkinson's?

    His interview was horrible and sounded like his mind and mouth disconnected.

    Not the greatest fight as Melendez controlled all but probably 2 minutes pretty handily, but still an awesome fight.
    Yeah, the dude sounded punch drunk already. I fear for the man's mental/physical health in the future.

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    They should re-name the FOTN award to the Diego Sanchez award.
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  3. #13
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    Nov 2008


    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.
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    Is he bigger then WarMachine?

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    Entertaining? Yes. Close? Not by a long shot.

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    Edinburgh, Scotland


    Those asking for Diego vs Nate, do you remember Diego vs Nick? Great fight ! Check out Diego vs Karo Parysian too.

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    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.

  7. #17
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    Sep 2008
    Greater Toronto Area.


    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.

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    Jul 2009
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    To me, Jones vs Gustafsson is still the best fight of the year by a very long way
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    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.

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