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Old 04-05-2012, 02:57 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Actually Sanchez has wins over Clay Guida and Joe Stephenson who both beat Nate at LW and he beat nates brother Nick. Sure its MMAth but it is one way to justify making the fight. I think Diaz/Sanchez would be ok to make.
The past is the past... both the fighters he's mentioned are currently on winning streaks and are strong front runners for the next title shot. Sanchez is coming off a loss and a weight change due to being ineffective at his previous weight class. I'm not trying to shit on the dude, but neither Pettis or Diaz have anything to gain fighting him.
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:58 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I think it would be a great move, he looked a lot better at LW than at WW in my opinion. Though i think calling out Pettis is not a great move, the only way Diego would win is by taking him down and smothering him.
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:21 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I think he performs better as a LW. What's Sean Sherk up to nowadays? Diego/Sherk anyone?
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:39 PM   #14 (permalink)
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It weirds me out that he used to look buff at 185 and now looks fat at 170. Meh, whatever.
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:23 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I think Diego is more or less done being a top fighter in any weight class. He's a natural 155er so this is a good move, but I'm not convinced he beats Mark Bocek at this point.
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The past is the past... both the fighters he's mentioned are currently on winning streaks and are strong front runners for the next title shot. Sanchez is coming off a loss and a weight change due to being ineffective at his previous weight class. I'm not trying to shit on the dude, but neither Pettis or Diaz have anything to gain fighting him.
Well, this I agree with. Not much to gain as far as advancing in the division.
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I think Diego is more or less done being a top fighter in any weight class. He's a natural 155er so this is a good move, but I'm not convinced he beats Mark Bocek at this point.
I think he can be champ at 155 if BJ is out of his away.
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No way. Sanchez doesn't beat Edgar, Bendo, Maynard, Miller or even Guillard.
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No way. Sanchez doesn't beat Edgar, Bendo, Maynard, Miller or even Guillard.
I think he does.
The thing with LW is that despite the top 5/7 being all very close skill wise, none of them is a flawless type of fighter,
like GSP, Silva or Bones. A guy like Sanchez with the right gameplan can get a W against any of those guys.
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Gameplans are all well and good, but all Sanchez really has going for him is great heart and cardio and aggression. Those things will NOT get you a title. Even his number weapon which is his wrestling isn't very strong these days. That won't cut it with the top 5 at LW. Oh and Bones is NOT a perfect fighter.
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