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Clay Guida: "I Gotta Give Diego Sanchez Credit"

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Clay Guida speaks after losing to Diego Sanchez in the main event of the TUF 9 Finale:

"I still feel I’m the best out here in the lightweights. It might take me another year to get that title shot…. I gotta give [Diego Sanchez] credit. He’s one of the first guys to take me down in the cage. He didn’t really do much with it, but he still scored some points. He brought a little bit of everything, kicks, punches, takedown, takedown defense….

I don't know, maybe I'm still having biased thoughts about Clay Guida's last couple of performances.  In all honesty, he didn't do anything different against Diego Sanchez than he did against Nate Diaz.  He managed to secure a take down and pretty much do nothing with it.  He was never close to stopping Diego, nor did he have him hurt at any time in the fight.  I know fighters are supposed to be confident in their abilities and what not, but I still can't figure out how Guida thought/thinks he is so close to a title shot.  All his wins as of late have been against guys no where near the top of the UFC lightweight division.

Props: MMAWeekly

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