Nate has better boxing than frankie, sure. But his mma stand up is not a frankies level. I absolutely HATE the way frankie fights, but his stand up is very good. The way he moves in and out and mixes in his wrestling is the best at LW for sure. He IS acceptable to a big punch.
That's where I see bendo taking this. I think bendo is going to surprise everyone by standing with nate but mixing in his wrestling. Nate will have success standing but if you don't think bendo can do to nate what rory did, you are kidding yourself. Who has the better grappling between rory and bendo, i know not. What I know is bendo's grappling is elite and the size difference between him and rory isnt at all what you would think. Bendo is a hugeeeeeeeeee LW. HUGE!!! Nates best chance is submitting bendo.. and yeah, thats going to be a hard task.
Rory has around 30 pounds on Henderson don't kid your self. Rory walks around at close to 200 pounds.
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