Bendo wants to move up to 170 again

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  1. pincmil

    pincmil Green Belt

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    Sounds like he wants to go up to welterweight again. Mentioned 2:16 into the clip below.

    This move seems kind of strange to me because the division is stacked. I think he thinks he has a faster route to getting a title shot by moving a class, but I don't really see how because the division has so many guys right there for a title shot.

    Aside from doing extraordinarily strange happening like the UFC needing an opponent at the very last second to fight the champ or a top 170 contender, he's a long way off from the belt.

    Think he should just stay put at 155?

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  2. UL

    UL no more yellows Double Yellow Card

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    Give him the likes of Mike pierce and jake frozen ellenberger
     
  3. brian12

    brian12 Brown Belt

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    I'm guessing he can't make 155 anymore.
     
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    Inverse Ginger Belt Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Wrong
     
  5. Drake

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    Thought this was his plan after this last fight anyways.
     
  6. Ippwnage

    Ippwnage Banned Banned

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    he is afraid another lw loss in a row might get him canned. the old weight class move is a classic time buyer
     
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    Kyle1991 Banned Banned

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    Going up a weight class doesn't seem like too big of a deal, but when you think about the fact that Ben Henderson might end up fighting a dude like Tyron Woolley or hector Lombard it seems kinda crazy
     
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    Bendo excells when he can throw people around and is physically stronger, and that's going to be hard at 170.
     
  9. Donutdude

    Donutdude Green Belt

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    I honestly don't think he has the strength for that weightclass, he seems to be just getting by strength-wise at lightweight.
     
  10. iloveufc123

    iloveufc123 UFC <3

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    I think he'll do good.
     
  11. dipstickjimmy

    dipstickjimmy Black Belt

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    If he moves up a weight class he loses his strength advantage but gains a speed advantage. Remember that Frankie Edgar was champion at LW.
     
  12. cuban23

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    What for? He's still a top caliber fighter at 155. He got blatantly robbed in his last fight against Cerrone.

    At 170 he gives up his size.
     
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    Hes pretty much done everything there is to do at 155 I'd love to see him try at 170.
     
  14. greenseeker

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    It was until he got matched against Cerrone. Then he figured he was in line for a titleshot and decided to hang around. Now that he lost (officially, at least), he's back to his original plan.
     
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    Masvidal and Nate should fight. Let Green and Thomson have a rematch.
     
  16. JonSnitchPhones

    JonSnitchPhones Beastin' 26/9

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    He said before he got robbed by a Cowboy he was planning on staying put after all. But the unexpected decision loss changed the circumstance. Now I suppose he really has to move up to 170 where he can have a virtually fresh start and doesn't need to deal with the fact he's already lost to the champ twice.

    But I don't see how giving away a size advantage will make him a contender. He's not technically standout at anything or quick. I would think he'd merely be a good ww, but not one of the better ones.

    I would be interested to see him in new match-ups against the shorter, solid guys like Alves, Burkman, Saffiedine, and Ellenberger. Certain opponents like Rory it'd just be ridiculous I think. The size disparity was noticeable when he got ko'ed in ammys at 170 by Chad Klingensmith.
     
  17. Pancake Sprawl

    Pancake Sprawl WAR IGOR!!!11

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    Sure, but that LW division that Frankie fought in was different than today's LW division. A lot of the guys he faced at LW no longer are top LWs.
     
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    Cooliox Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    but he was taken down by Frankie. Wouldn't the 170 pound grapplers maul him?
     
  19. DavidThornby

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    Good luck to him. There's new possibility matches at WW. He has good fight skills and IQ. Look forward to his first fight at WW.
     
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    Henderson is falling on some rough times, but I don't think that 170 is going to be any nicer to him.
     

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