Originally Posted by jamlena
Well said, alot of the fighters say things in the heat of a moment that might not make sense, but I do think Diego definitley could stand with Hughes, now on the ground it's going to be a challenge.
Standing with Hughes, IMO, is nothing special nor particularly difficult to do. Diego, prior to his fight with Karo, showed me little with his hands. Now he has improved but still needs more polish on chin protection and setting his shots up.
I don't know if anyone saw it, but Riggs caught him at the same time Riggs himself was caught putting him down. What made Diego's punch more effective is his full weight being behind his hook, while Riggs was doing a NO-NO in pulling back while firing a punch all in one motion. Diego can't **** around getting touched like that while initiating his offense because if Riggs had turned his shot over we may have seen a double knockdown and a different result.
I really hope he catches that NOW and makes the necessary adjustments to set his punches up better.