Originally Posted by Canadian Psycho
I love the Diaz brothers. Root for them always. And will in future. That said, we've seen Nate wrestle-fukced to a decision loss before. Why is it that no one believes Henderson would just go that route?
If freaking Clay Guida and Joe Daddy can do it...
In my opinion, he has improved. Those 2 fights were almost 4 years ago! He was just turning 24. A lot of improvement and experience happens in the mid-20s. He isn't a kid anymore. Nate has always been talented, but we have never seen him completely dominate 3 guys in a row like he just did.
Bendo can certainly win that way if he is good enough to avoid the subs. But Nate is better standing and on the ground. While it may be Bendo's best option, rolling around on the ground with Nate is never a safe route for anyone.
Bendo has 5 rounds to lay. And if he does, at least everyone will know who the real fighter is afterwards. If he takes him down and decides not to lay but be aggressive, he will get sub'd.