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Old 08-11-2012, 07:45 AM   #7
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Default Re: Nate Diaz vs. Winner of Bendo/Edgar

Originally Posted by Kittikasem View Post
Nate Diaz vs Frankie Edgar
I'm inclined to disagree.

I'd see this similar to Edgar/BJ 2 or Condit/Nick. Frankie is fast enough and active enough to frustrate Diaz standing up, he'd be in and out faster than Diaz could react. Diaz needs a much more stationary target to unload his combos, and if he does start to land Frankie is competent enough to take Diaz down, secure the top position and survive once he's there. I'm not saying this as an absolute, but I think Frankie would take a fairly close decision.

I don't think this is as clear cut as a fight with Hendo, but I'd still be picking Fredgar.

Nate Diaz vs Ben Henderson
I disagree here for the most part as well. While I think you're absolutely right that Ben is a different animal from Rory MacDonald, I still think he takes this comfortably. I'd see it playing out very similar to Hendo/Miller. Ben would out wrestle and control Diaz on the ground for significant portions of the fight, and put some GnP on him to hurt him. Bendo would take a clear UD.
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