Rafael dos Anjos: "I KO'd Ben Henderson and I'm gonna do the same to Pettis"

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  1. orlandod

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    On gameplan for Pettis:
    On being managed by Ali Abdelaziz (Also Khabib's manager)
    He also talks about being injured in his fight against Nate Diaz, the improvements Rafael Cordeiro made in his game and the MMA Awards 2015.
     
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    Gotta give him credit, years ago nobody even thought of him as a contender now he's fighting for the title, respect. I think he has a decent chance because he's able to work his gameplan and stick to it.
     
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    That was yesterday and I was right next to him. Pretty funny
     
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    I hope he does it. Throw the whole division for a loop...be a fun little upset.
     
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    He's already in great shape and they were drilling for Pettis yesterday. He can pull it off. Pettis is the man though
     
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    Nah son. Pettis' striking is on a whole different level than Benderson's.
     
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    So is Dos Anjos. A lot of people don't know, but he trained in Thailand at Yodtangs. Arguably the best Muay Thai gym in history. Samart, Dekkers, etc.
     
  9. Kanster

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    AV/Sig bet?
     
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    I'm still thinking Pettis is going to have a Shogun like fall from grace sooner rather than later because of his knees. Maybe RDA will be the lucky guy who catches him at the start of it.
     
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    Nah, I like both guys. I was favoring pettis until I saw RDA last night. 50/50 fight imo. RDA's TST and he was throwing crazy combinations yesterday, specifically for pettis.
     
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    RDA could take Pettis in a drawn out fight. However, Pettis I the much more dangerous fighter. Gilbert wanted to pressure the champ against the cage as well. Pettis is a genius at finding an opening and capitalizing. RDA would need to make 0 mistakes facing him.
     
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    He's hyping the fight. He can't exactly say 'I'm gonna get my ass kicked.'
     
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    RDA might just catch Pettis sleeping here... Gus did it to Jones, Dilla did it to Barao, Forrest did it to rampage. Some guys just rise to the occasion
     
  15. Kanster

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    Meh, going with Pettis by destruction. The only one that can give Pettis a fight at this point is Khabib and I doubt he can last five rounds.
     
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    IM really impressed by both of these fighters and can't wait for this to happen. I think Pettis is a little more dangerous in finding the slightest openings but RDA could also win this fight. Will be an awesome match.
     
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    All I can say from my experience yesterday is that gilbert's "Pressure" will look nothing like RDA's.
     
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    I believe in dos anjos

    worth noting tough that dos anjos will not be the first brazilian to be ranked #1 at LW if he beats Pettis. Shaolin was ranked #1 for a while, as was Marus Aurelio I believe. JZ Calvan was also ranked pretty high in his prime.
     
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    and the new
     
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    Not me I want LW to have someone on top for a while. Plus I love the way Anthony fights and if he's champ he'll constantly keep fighting the best which only seems to bring out the best in him.
     

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