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Benevidez is fighting just like TJ

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by MMAAAM, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. MMAAAM Banned Banned

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    You can tell he's been training with Bam Peanut Butter Ludwig.

    Constant stance changes, constant motion, always fainting, that TJ head kick that comes behind the punch....
     
  2. Estudante Brown Belt

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    still has no chance against mm
     
  3. El chapo Jr. Banned Banned

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    Bang is in his corner
     
  4. MMAAAM Banned Banned

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    True.
     
  5. MaveDeltzer Brown Belt

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    Neither does anyone in the division and yet it still exists...for some reason.
     
  6. IngaVovchanchyn Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    So you think divisions with a dominant chance ought to be dissolved? That's...novel.
     
  7. yekmurat Gold Belt

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    Yeah that weirdo movements and striking tehnics...but they works for sure
     
  8. dc007 mr. white belt

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    That was a very poor man's TJ who is a poor man's Cruz.
     
  9. trblesome1 Silver Belt

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    Obviously not all divisions, just that one

    It draws no audience and myself and many other people aren't a big fan of any of the fights within the division, true Mighty Mouse is pretty good but if he was really great he wouldn't mind challenging for the 135 belt again if they got rid of 125
     
  10. BRASIL WAND Banned Banned

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    Benavidez fought like Benavidez...



    And that's the reason I nearly fell asleep.
     
  11. VuvuzelaBzz Wobbly of Leg

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    He looked a lot better than he has looked since the second loss to MM. Glad to see him getting back to his best, still not interested in Johnson vs Benavidez 3 though.
     
  12. IngaVovchanchyn Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    1. TJ showed he is Cruz' equal. That fight was a draw if any fight ever was. Two great fighters, not one great fighter.
    2. Benavidez is noticeably smaller than those two guys, but not less skilled.
     
  13. dc007 mr. white belt

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    Sorry but you're high if you think that was a draw.
    And he's not at all as skilled a striker as TJ or Cruz. Great fighter? Sure but he's not on their level.
     
  14. TheCryingElite Fiercest Poster since the taut one Dufresne used.

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    I think Dillashaw is a killer but he showed he can fight reasonably close to a Cruz that's been out for 4 years. I still had it 3 to 2 for Cruz. Dillashaw is clearly the second best in the division. But he had all the advantages going into that fight, except being better than Cruz.
     
  15. IngaVovchanchyn Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    Over five rounds they landed an almost exactly even number of shots. Dillashaw also seemed to have more mustard on his shots. It was very, very close fight.

    Certainly nothing about that fight justifies calling Dillashaw a poor man's Cruz.
     
  16. fortheo Titanium Belt

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    That's some really evolved critical thinking right there.
     
  17. dc007 mr. white belt

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    TJ lost 3 rounds easily and arguably 4 and also suffered much more damage as evident by the post fight presser. I'm not saying TJ isn't great, he's just no Cruz just like when speaking of striking as this thread started, Joe is no TJ.
     
  18. OliverAtom Granite Belt

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    I thought he looked the same. He's a good fighter.
     
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    Tjs striking is far superior
     
  20. IngaVovchanchyn Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    No. Cruz didn't win three rounds easily, though the argument that he won three rounds is certainly valid. And no, I don't think the post fight presser proved TJ sustained more damage. Facial bruising is a notoriously poor way of determining who ate bigger shots.

    But considering striking, Cruz and Dillashaw landed an almost equal amount of strikes over the course of five rounds.
     

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