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Friday, 10/05/2012, 12:42 pm

Nate Diaz plans on doing everything Benson Henderson does, just better! | UFC NEWS

By Chase Raymond:

The UFC on FOX 5 card in December is undoubtedly going to be one of the biggest cards of the year, headlining this card is Nate Diaz and Benson Henderson for the UFC lightweight championship. Nate Diaz has put in a lot of time training and fighting and he really earned his shot at the title the way you should, through hard work.

The young warrior from Stockton, California has fought in the WEC, Strikeforce and then made his way into the big show by winning the fifth season of the UFC reality show “The Ultimate Fighter.” He’s fought everybody the UFC has asked him to and since dropping from welterweight to lightweight Nate has won three fights in a row, all impressive, all finishes.

Nate Diaz recently appeared on Spike TV’s “MMA Uncensored Live,” with his brother, Nick, where he talked about his upcoming bout with Benson Henderson.

“Ben Henderson is a good opponent. He’s had some good fights. I’m pretty pumped up about fighting for a title. It’s been a long time. I’ve been fighting everybody at welterweight and lightweight for some time now. All my training partners and my brother have had my back. Training’s been going good. I just got out of boxing camp, so training’s never really stopped.”

When talking about his strategy for the fight he had this to say:

“I just gotta go in there and be a better fighter. I’ve been watching a lot of tape and watching what he does. I just gotta go in there and do the thing — do it better than him.”

Both Nick and Nate Diaz have always had great boxing skills, and Nate gives all the credit to his boxing coach, Richard Perez: Continue reading on page 2…


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28 Responses to “Nate Diaz plans on doing everything Benson Henderson does, just better! | UFC NEWS”

  1. Truth says:

    Maybe you and your brother shouldve went to wrestling camp instead.Much respect but everyone knows if they take you down thats the fight.All this dont try that p***sy wreslting on me isnt going to work every fight because not everyones gonna go for that BS and fall into your game homie….Just sayin.Diaz bros are true fighters but truth is truth and if they dont get the wreslting game down and stop crying about dry humpers they are going to get exposed by someone how is top level at it.Dirty Sanchez is a wrestler and not even top level and tooled Nick.

  2. Hauden gsta says:

    Its a good fight im going for diaz but most likely will be henderson by decision

  3. 123 says:

    very good fight this cant wait, both well rounded mma fighters.. fuck knows whats gonna happen.

  4. soccerchago209 says:

    I dont see it going to a decision it’s either Nate boxes him and knocks him our our he finishes him. 5 rounds I don’t see. Nate will finish the fight. #WARDIAZ

  5. learntoread says:

    It’ll be a war.

  6. DMAC says:

    2 of my favorite fighters! I hope Diaz will get the win but won’t be mad if bendo is successful in defending the strap. Still plenty of time so I hope they stay healthy.

  7. CJCruz says:

    Holy shit what dumbass wrote this article? Do you know who Nate Diaz is? Cause he never fought in WEC or Strikeforce that was Nick you dumbfuck. Damn if this is what passes for journalism no fucking wonder fighters stop talking to y’all.

    • Dumb Dumb. ^^^^ says:

      Actually dude check ur stats Nate fought 4 times in the WEC and 1 time in strikeforce sooo who’s the dumb ass. I love it when u guys try to hate on these guys writing the stories, I enjoy this site and ur jealousy is overflowing and showing ur stupidity haha

  8. MrOuijji says:

    Actually his 3rd fight was in strikeforce and his 4th in WEC so before you start bumping
    gums about fact checking you might wanna know what you’re talking about

  9. MrOuijji says:

    1st fight also in WEC

  10. stephen riddle says:

    I think Diaz will take the w by whatever, probly by punches followed by a sick submission! Training and getting high never stops in stockton, go diaz!

  11. Rob says:

    Nate did fight in wec

  12. Josiah says:

    ben will be wise enough not to trade punches with nate, so i think what will happen is ben will keep on running trying to keep his distance, and pick nate apart on the outside with leg and body kicks. nate will be so pissed and will grab bens hair and stuff it on his mouth. nate wins via “hair stuffed on the mouth choke.”

  13. nate couldnt cut it at 170 so he went down. rory threw his ass around the cage n ppl say whoever goes to the ground with nate will lose but did rory lose? shyt no he didnt. AAAND STILL LIGHT WEIGHT CHAMPION OF THE WORLD. nate will throw his stikk arms to the side n try to look scary n say come on man lets go then n rabbit punch his face like thats supposed to be intimidating it just looks real stupid. he aint never gonna be champ .even if ben trades punches its not like nates got hands of steel knokk u into next week power. just watch n see ben keep his belt . if nate really had a chance at 170 why didnt he stay there answer me that ??? please all u experts on here

  14. Bob'O says:

    Chase Raymond? Jeezus fucking christ bro, You write an article and you don’t even know which Diaz brother you’re talking about?

    Nate never fought in the WEC or Strikeforce, that was Nick you ignoramus!

    What do they do, drive down to the mall and pick out some dude hanging out front to write an article? LMAO! Unbelievable. ~Bob’O

    • Bob'O says:

      Wait a minute, Nate did fight in Strkeforce back in 2006 I think. Well, even God was wrong once with in grown hairs. LMAO! ~Bob’O

      • Bob'O says:

        Turns out Nate did fight in the WEC, but I never knew that cause I never followed the WEC much other than a few Faber fights. I don’t watch arena football or the USFL either though, but thats just me.

        Man up when your wrong, even if it doesn’t happen very often, LMAO! Oh, and my apologies to Chase. It takes balls to write an article with assholes like us here. ~Bob’O

        • Bob'O says:

          Damn, i need to check my facts more often, LMAO! I feel so stupid. Probably from all that gay sex I’ve been having. There, i said it, LMAO! I also like comparing myself to God, let that be noted.

          WEC and Strikeforce are a joke anyways. ~Bob’O

  15. B-rad says:

    It will be a great fight, this card is sick! Bendo by Unanimous Decision

  16. Bob'O says:

    Diaz by submission. ~Bob’O

  17. chris says:

    Bendo gets to pick his poison in this fight. Diaz by TKO or submission ..benson is known for escaping deep guillotines but that also means he is constantly putting himself in that position, if he does Diaz will put him to sleep.

  18. CombatRusse says:

    This is out of subject : but I hope that Nick Diaz’s first fight after suspension will be against Roidy McDonalds. (If BJ doesn’t send that fucker into retirement). He’ll revenge his brother’s loss

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