Mendes Breaks Down Timing Shots Against Omigawa

By Sherdog.com Staff Feb 9, 2011
Chad Mendes, on “The Savage Dog Show,” discussing his thoughts when Michihiro Omigawa stopped some of his takedowns:

“Nothing negative. Obviously in the practice room that happens a lot, especially going with a bunch of wrestlers. Honestly, the mindset was just to keep doing it, keep chipping away at it and eventually I’ll get it. His timing was just a little weird for me. Usually when you come at a guy and you strike, he’ll usually come back with something and that’s the time you have to blast in there and double. A couple of times I was trying to time him to come in, and he never even took a step forward. I was ending up shooting from super far away. Obviously that’s pretty easy to defend when the guy’s shooting from far away. Timing was off a little on the shots, but he had great hips. He’s a judo black belt and he definitely knows his stuff. … He definitely was prepared for it. I’ve got to give it to him: He did a great job with defending some of my shots.”
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