Originally Posted by GrappleRetarded
Diaz didn't have any problems with Gray Maynards wrestling, he subbed Gray Maynard in the first fight and there was no wrestling involved in the second fight. He only had real problems with Rory Macdonalds wrestling in the third round.
Also, Bendo is a good kicker, but certainly not a great one. Donald Cerrone has much better kicks than Bendo, he has better technique and more power in them than Henderson.
Hendersons kicks aren't going to stop a Diaz brother marching forwards and throwing punches in his face all night long. Henderson has shown he doesn't really react well to pressure either, he tends to move backwards in a straight line quite a lot when directly pressured, that's not good.
I'm real excited to see this one hit the mat.
Diaz was taken down and controlled by Kim for 2 rounds also.
I think you might be over-estimating Diaz' striking and the pressure he can put on his adversaries during a fight.
Or, you are underestimating Benson's striking defense - wich i will translate into takedowns.
Diaz' TD defense will be much more important than Benson's striking defense in this fight.
Also, Benson has seen Diaz vs Cerrone and has an idea on how to implement a game plan, better than Diaz can imo.
IMO, Benson can copy what what worked out well for Cerrone against Diaz, much better (easier) than what Diaz can copy from Edgar (against Benson).....if you get my idea.
But that is your opinion and, of course, i have mine.
We should talk after the fight.