Originally posted by KRS-1:
Originally posted by crabman82:
yeah while i agree its a big leap, i get the feeling bendo isnt loved by dana and they're going to use him as a stepping stone to potentially create new stars by making a name off of his name. thats why i see jury as a potential fight after dos anjos.
I agree about Bendo, think that Dana doesn't like his style in the cage, he grinds guys out but rarely seems to finish. Jury is someone Dana seems to like quite a bit and I can see him being protected from matchups with grinders like Bendo, instead being given someone like Barboza or even Cerrone.
i think you guys might be selling Smooth a little short. he isn't as aggressive as a Cerrone or Pettis, but he does jump on opportunities in the cage. he's a defensive fighter and a great wrestler.
i think a big reason why he has so many decisions in the UFC is because of the level of competition. guys like Edgar, Melendez, Diaz, Guida, Miller all have great heart and have not been finished often