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Old 09-01-2013, 12:42 AM   #61
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Default Re: UFC 164: Henderson Vs. Pettis

At least it's not as bad as Vitor's "I LOVE YOU CHEEEEEZUS!"

I wasn't overly impressed with Benson's title reign overall though. He dominated Diaz, beat Melendez in a close one but I don't think he beat Edgar in their 2nd fight. Decent run for him but for someone of his size and athleticism at LW, you just kinda expect more.

Pettis with the solid takedown defense he showed in this fight is very dangerous.
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Old 09-01-2013, 12:48 AM   #62
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Default Re: UFC 164: Henderson Vs. Pettis

really cool to see pettis grab the belt. what a pleasant night of results for me.

was never a big fan of bendo... probably because i thought he came out on the lucky side of too many coin-slip decisions. i want a more decisive champ than that. also, his defense is just too porous for my taste, and all that LORD stuff starts to get tiresome.

on the plus side for him, i really liked the way he went for the takedown, trapped pettis against the fence, then started attacking the shins relentlessly. more leggy fighters should be doing that IMO. i was worried pettis was just going to get ground down to zero mobility after a couple rounds of that.
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Old 09-01-2013, 12:50 AM   #63
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btw, i disagree that mir was stopped early. he just had nothing in any area for josh... was getting lit up everywhere.

mir's brain cells will gratefully thank the ref... eventually.


EDIT: oh yea, mendes looks like a super-speedy, extremely powerful killer. first time i've ever seen him, i think... great stuff!
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:11 AM   #64
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Dana just said Pettis' knee popped. hopefully hes not out too long

then again, Aldo and Grant are also both injured right now too
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:12 AM   #65
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If Pettis' knee isn't too bad, his and Grant's timelines could match up. I guess we have to find out more.
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:30 AM   #66
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grats on pettis. i remember him on mtv
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:46 AM   #67
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they need to make some kind of MMA show based around josh and don frye. it would be highly educational and highly hysterical.
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Default Re: UFC 164: Henderson Vs. Pettis

"I dropped down because I knew I was in a bad position. I even redug for the underhook"



really bro? i guess falling in a heap is a new strategy. he also said he was going for a single leg, lol. he was also talking about cardio as if barnett hasn't been in some long wars himself.

might have been a slightly early stoppage but he was still in trouble regardless. barnett's wrist/arm control on him that whole round was crazy. he was slowly getting dismantled. that's been my biggest criticism of mir forever. he's great on the ground but he's not good at grappling. he doesn't really take offensive control of taking a guy to the ground and he doesn't dictate fights. his clinch game is severely lacking.

i so wouldn't mind a werdum vs. barnett fight but i understand if werdum gets the next title shot after JDS/cain. let's just do war master vs. browne and mir vs. overeem.

vera has to be one of the most frustrating fighters in recent history. so much potential there, but can't finish. not sure if comes down to motivation or what, but it seems like he'll always hover around top 10 and not do much of anything.

oh and war pettis!



anyway, definitely an awesome card. much better than ufc 163. liked mendes' fight as well and i'm not a fan of guida so it was nice seeing him get KO'd for the first time. mendes actually looked like he was starting to get gassed though so he should probably take it easy in the weight room. still can't envision him as champ...he's just not dynamic either but he can challenge.

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Old 09-01-2013, 12:47 PM   #69
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Pettis went straight from the arena to his father's grave to show him the title



I wanted Bendo to win but I'm happy for Pettis. Kinda ironic that Henderson lost his title on a Sunday morning though.
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there's something in my eye.

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yea, and i don't have a good explanation for why mir's back is one place and his head is all the way...
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Default Re: UFC 164: Henderson Vs. Pettis

awesome fight card...

i wanted guida to win. i think he can win vs aldo . i dont know if an impromved mendez can beat aldo in a slugfest... i dont think so . i maybe wrong

the stoppage on frank mir looked premature because it was stopped early if not mir would have been on the floor for more than 10 mins.. we dont need that.. watch it again on slow motion. when the ref stepped in and mir was about to get up his right leg showed that he is still hurt. the ref got in the way even before barnett can land a punch after Mir dropped.

and pettis was landing some insane kicks you can see it in bendo's face..

and its a great win for my idol :) pettis! even though he would be better at 145... he proved that the win over bendo the first time wasnt a fluke.
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