1. Where did your likes go? Please Read This Thread »

Aldo vs mendes 2... Just a thought

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by neovolrath, May 25, 2014.

  1. neovolrath Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2011
    Messages:
    253
    Likes Received:
    0
    Should mendes try and replicate TJ dillashaw's gameplan? Stay moving, strike at angles, constantly pressure Aldo, while mixing/fienting takedowns? Do you sherbros think money mendes could replicate this type of performance? And if he could, would it be enough to throw Aldo off his game, and allow mendes to wear him down to an eventual KI/TKO in the later rounds where Aldo is known to lose steam? Just a thought...
     
  2. LordBarnaby** Green Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2013
    Messages:
    970
    Likes Received:
    0
    He can just takedown Aldo at will. If Aldo cheats again and holds the fence all night like the 1st fight, then he's probably fucked because the refs don't do any point deductions in the UFC.
     
  3. Junior Cigano** Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2013
    Messages:
    2,554
    Likes Received:
    0
    Na it ain't really his style. But then again it wasn't really TJ's style until the Easton fight I think.
     
  4. Maxwell44 Yellow Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2011
    Messages:
    180
    Likes Received:
    0
    Aldo does everything Barao does on the feet except better. Mendes needs to get this fight to the ground.
     
  5. Andrewwawa Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2012
    Messages:
    3,815
    Likes Received:
    0
    Mendes can't do that- dillashaw is a one of a kind genius.
    But mendes has raw power and speed to make up for it.
    They're different fighters.

    Also- Aldo has a better striking defense than barao does.
     
  6. rraaju Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2013
    Messages:
    1,090
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    London
    yes. if he replicates TJ... certain win. can he though? doubtful
     
  7. unknown2dark Purple Belt

    Joined:
    May 26, 2008
    Messages:
    1,797
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    florida
    whats mende's reach compared to Aldo's and Jose might be faster than Chad.
     
  8. Andrewwawa Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2012
    Messages:
    3,815
    Likes Received:
    0
    Its probably shorter- but I don't think thats as much of a factor as tjs ability to switch stance and move to the side.
    Fuckin ridiculous performance.
     
  9. Bubson Bubba Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2013
    Messages:
    2,047
    Likes Received:
    0
    You seriously think any fighter can just emulate Tj's style easily. Mendes will look awkward trying and end up flat on his ass. He should stick to his strengths just like Tj did to his.

    Btw, are we seeing the resurgence of alpha male?
     
  10. thetan Green Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2013
    Messages:
    1,428
    Likes Received:
    0
    He's a different fighter, I don't think the stick and move is his forte. Not to mention, Aldo is a different fighter from Barao so who knows if that game plan would even work.
     
  11. Nelly Red Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2013
    Messages:
    7,712
    Likes Received:
    210
    Aldo is more technical on the feet than Barao. And I don't think Mendes has the same movements as Dillashaw.
     
  12. Zarathustra Special Advisor

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2004
    Messages:
    7,190
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    USA
    Even if he could, it wouldn't do him any good. Aldo is too technical.
     
  13. SalvadorAllende Interim Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2013
    Messages:
    24,956
    Likes Received:
    1,218
    Location:
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    In fact.. Aldo has a striking defense.

    I think that Mendes plan should be to take this fight to the ground and get top position from the first second ir order to GnP the shit out of Jose.

    Both men have questionable cardio for championship rounds but I think that if both gas out Aldo style is more suited for that.

    This is the only fight at 145 I can see Aldo losing.
     
  14. Lito Lapida Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2012
    Messages:
    3,273
    Likes Received:
    0
    he can't replicate that.
     
  15. wandshocop Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2011
    Messages:
    1,828
    Likes Received:
    19
    Aldo and Barao are different fighters...TJ and Chad are different fighters. Why everyone thinks that Chad is now a lock in their rematch based just on the fact that TJ beat Barao is beyond me.

    He'll obviously do better than he did in the first fight but I still think he loses unless he can get Aldo down in the later rounds and finish him there.
     
  16. wandshocop Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2011
    Messages:
    1,828
    Likes Received:
    19
    He held the cage once in that fight, not all night. He was taken down almost immediately after that and got right back to his feet. Doubtful anyone is taking Aldo down in the first round and keepin him there. Later rounds are a totally different story.
     
  17. aker2703 Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2009
    Messages:
    11,297
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    brisbane australia
    he plan should be to take Aldo down and try to wear him out (yeah fuck lay n pray....but this is for a title for fucks sake) then look for a knock out late round 4, early round 5.
     
  18. dildos Steel Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2011
    Messages:
    27,341
    Likes Received:
    1,548
    Location:
    Sydney
    mendes should have it in the bag if aldo doesnt grab the fence to defend a takedown/power slam which was just about to happen in the first fight.
     
  19. dildos Steel Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2011
    Messages:
    27,341
    Likes Received:
    1,548
    Location:
    Sydney
    the take down attempt he grabbed the fence on looked powerful. much more powerful then the second that landed. there was a big difference in the set ups of those takedowns. aldo was almost horizontal when grabbing fence...

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2014
  20. AP_RESURRECTION Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2008
    Messages:
    24,698
    Likes Received:
    18
    obv you're an idiot so we'll stop there, im thinking though about the guy who was calling out barao for his lack of ability to deal w angles - wow
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.