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Friday, 10/19/2012, 11:54 am

Benson Henderson Believes the Blueprint To Beat Nate Diaz Has Already Been Revealed | UFC NEWS

“Every time a fighter does what they’re supposed to do, and improves and gets better every fight, I wouldn’t say the blueprint goes out the window, but it can be harder to execute the blueprint,” Henderson steadily explains. “Guys leave holes open in their game. Those holes get smaller if you do what you’re supposed to do and get better from fight to fight. Nate Diaz has shown a big improvement from his early years in the UFC and he’s made those holes a lot smaller, but I think the blueprint is definitely still out there on how to beat Nate. It’s not just, ‘Oh, we think you’ve got to do this. We think you’ve got to do this.’ No, if you want to beat him, you’ve got to do A, B, C, and D. And then you beat him. Period. You’re done… “[Their in the cage “attitude”] works well for them. I’m definitely preparing myself mentally to face that, and when I do face that, act accordingly. I don’t intend on it affecting me. I don’t intend on going out there and being all mad, all of a sudden getting emotional.”

So how do you beat Nate Diaz, what is this blueprint the champ speaks of?

If you look at his UFC losses, Joe Stevenson, Gray Maynard, Rory MacDonald, DHK and Clay Guida one thing becomes clear, you don’t finish the younfer Diaz brother.

The five UFC losses on Nates record have all come way of decision to better wrestling based fighters. Guys who have good enough submission defense to not get caught in a Diaz trap and grind him out for the duration of the fight.

As Benson Henderson tells he believes that the blueprint for his next challenger has already been laid out. But has Nate closed those gaps on his game or does Ben have what it takes to exploit them once again?


13 Responses to “Benson Henderson Believes the Blueprint To Beat Nate Diaz Has Already Been Revealed | UFC NEWS”

  1. JMad says:

    If anyone can sub Bendo, it’s Nate. We’re gonna see a lot of leg kicks from Henderson. I’m ridin with Nate on this one.

  2. The natural says:

    Well guess ur goin for the dec but bendo has holes and a blueprint as well we’ve seen u loose now at least two fights

  3. The natural says:

    Pettis and Edgar

  4. Mark says:

    Black Belt in Unanimous Decision

  5. Christian says:

    The “blueprints” he speaks of are a two way street. They’re called tendencies. We all have them it’s hard to mix up our method or style.Nearly all of us have a method we follow.Nate may have a change up ready.I’m a Diaz boys fan….

  6. Broman says:

    Nate Diaz by submission, probably triangle choke with middle fingers in the air

  7. John M says:

    In my opinion this “plan” Bendo speak of is gonna involve alot of kickboxing especially strong leg kicks in the beginning rounds. Take away Nate’s technique and angles then power through him in the late rounds and go for the finish.

  8. I don't care who wins this one says:

    because two of these guys are favorites of mine. It’ll suck for the loser. Nate is brilliant with his boxing and his jiu jitsu is unreal. Bendo showed some weaknessess against Edgar (who I’m glad lost!), but his size alone may give Nate trouble (Bendo is so much bigger than Cowboy and Jim Miller).

    Bendo by TKO, round 4.

  9. The natural says:

    I want bendo Vs Maynard

  10. Henry says:

    If they go toe 2 toe, N/D. If B/H kick all night B/H. If it go’s to the ground Anyone’s GAME…

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