Immediately upon Ben Henderson retaining the UFC Lightweight title on a rematch with Frankie Edgar at UFC 150 Sat, the media and fans alike moved on to Bendo’s next title defense opposite Nate Diaz. The highly anticipated bout is a first ever UFC title shot for the number one contender and highly touted, Nate Diaz. The clip below shows both fighters talking to Inside MMA about the other’s game.
“First things first is his [Nate Diaz] reach but before his reach is the attitude the Diaz Brothers bring. They get fighters very worked up emotionally – they just want to throw their game right out the window and just got out there loosy goosy just wanting to throwdown. First and foremost I gotta keep my emotional state on check. Skill wise he brings very crisp boxing and knockout kind of power in his submission game. His submission game is gonna be like one of those Jake Shields methodical take your time. He’s one of those submission artissa that has KO power. You make a mistake he’s gonna take your neck and you are gonna go to sleep or you gotta tap.”
Personally I think Frankie won. If you asked me who I wanted to win I’d rather fight Ben Henderson not I’m not saying that I wanted Frankie to lose. It kind of almost worked out for me now I’m fighting Ben and I don’t have to fight Frankie.
I train with guys just like that, athletic guys, strong guys, that are good. It’s definitely gonna be a good, hard fight. Now it’s time to fight for a title and I’m gonna do what I could to win that belt for my team. F#@$ the belt. I’m trying to beat the #1 guy in the world and that’s him right now.
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