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

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  1. Augustus Caesar

    Augustus Caesar Put Up Your Dukes Staff Member Senior Moderator

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  2. Kingfarthur

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

    Kalmah Gold 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

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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

    Fight Gone Bad Brown Belt

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

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    Hanz_Blitz BJJ all day

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

    HIMBOB Steel Belt

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    A fair assesment.
     
  9. Razor

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

    ReadWrite Silver Belt Platinum Member

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

    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

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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

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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

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    He's right, in a pure standup fight, Barao is still a league above.
     
  15. pointfighter

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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

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

    Psychojoe86 Brown Belt

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    Yeah it's bad for yer eyes to stare close at the TV.
     
  18. GrindingANARCHY

    GrindingANARCHY Banned Banned

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    I agree. Barao will finish TJ in the first round.
     
  19. NaughtyBoy

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    WTF with that square off?
     
  20. IThinkNot

    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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