UFC 167    November 16, 2013
Nick Diaz and Georges St-Pierre
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BREAKDOWN

Johny Hendricks probably can't beat Georges St-Pierre consistently for 25 minutes, but if he can land that left and knock him out or at least take something from him, he can win. Hendricks needs a way inside St-Pierre's reach -- extremely difficult to do with St-Pierre's intelligence, jab and lateral movement. St-Pierre, as he always does, will mix things well. Move, counter punch, shoot in with a surprising jab when Hendricks mentally resets -- and if he gets a takedown, man, not good for Hendricks or his gas tank. If Hendricks hasn't landed a big shot by the fourth round, it might be too late. St-Pierre basically only knows five-round fights, while Hendricks has never seen one.
-- Brett Okamoto

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