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Renan Barao: T.J. Dillashaw Thinks He's a Striker and He Isn't

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  1. Augustus Caesar Festina Lente Staff Member Senior Moderator

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  2. Kingfarthur Purple Belt

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    pretty much. Barao by 2nd round TKO via knee to the head at 2:36.
     
  3. Kalmah Snap Jitsu Belt

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    Well his background is wrestling technically, and it's pretty much all he had when he was on TUF and lost to Dodson. But he's definitely gotten light years better standing thanks to Team Alpha Male/Ludwig and obviously his willingness to learn.
     
  4. EJRMAN513 Black Belt

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    I'm sure TJ's smart enough to know that his main chance to win is to try and grind on Barao. Although not likely it succeeds I think TJ will try to mainly use his striking to set up his grappling.
     
  5. Fight Gone Bad Brown Belt

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    Nah Tylors been reading Sherdog he knows his only chance is striking
     
  6. Megatronlee Red Belt

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  7. Hanz_Blitz BJJ all day

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    It doesn't matter what Dillishaw brings, he's screwed
     
  8. HIMBOB Steel Belt

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    A fair assesment.
     
  9. Razor Silver Belt

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    That "staredown" has to be the stupidest thing I've seen today.
     
  10. ReadWrite Banned Banned

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    If only his trash talk was as good as his game...
     
  11. Junior Cigano** Brown Belt

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    His striking is much better than it was when he first got into the UFC. I think he can give Barao trouble on the feet.
     
  12. Dart Feld Steel Belt

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    Dillashaw has never abandoned his wrestling.

    He also doesn't have to be the superior striker to outstrike Renan is this fight. He'll be looking to use his striking to open opportunities for his wrestling and vice versa.

    I think this will be a better fight than people are expecting.
     
  13. BlackDynamite36 Orange Belt

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    For real.... Next thing you know they're gonna have an online striking match on xbox kinect...WTF is that?
     
  14. TonyK Brown Belt

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    He's right, in a pure standup fight, Barao is still a league above.
     
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    If that is what I think it is, a 'stare down' over Skype... than that is probably one of, if not the dumbest things I have ever seen the UFC do.
     
  16. Rainmaker Purple Belt

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    Barao is too fast. TJ needs to lay n pray.
     
  17. Psychojoe86 Brown Belt

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    Yeah it's bad for yer eyes to stare close at the TV.
     
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    I agree. Barao will finish TJ in the first round.
     
  19. NaughtyBoy Silver Belt

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    WTF with that square off?
     
  20. IThinkNot Purple Belt

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    i actually think TJ's striking isn't all that bad.

    He works that head kick a lot now and i'm sure he's improved a lot from his last outing
     

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