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I know we've felt this way before about fights, but I just can't see how this won't be a fight of the year candidate.
Both of these guys are well rounded standing up and on the ground, so it's hard to predict which direction this fight will go. One thing we know for sure is that both of these guys have excellent cardio and will display a well-rounded mixed martial arts fight.
Henderson feels as though people play too much into Diaz's trash talking and often make critical mistakes in response to the gestures made by Diaz inside the Octagon. He's going to try and use his strength advantage to overpower Diaz, whereas Diaz is going to do what he does best and turn the fight into a scrap.
Fans are going to benefit from whoever wins the fight. On the one hand, they'll have a new lightweight champion in Nate Diaz, who will continue to draw interest in every fight he takes part in. Diaz also has an edge to him that fans don't see in Henderson. Well, we are all pretty much aware of what to expect from the Diaz brothers.
Should Henderson win, he'll continue on to defend his title and be one of the "good guys" in the sport. His fanbase has evolved and will continue to grow as his wins pile up. He may not be as interesting to talk about as Nate Diaz, but he certainly allows his fighting to speak for itself.
Both casual and hardcore MMA fans are going to come away impressed with this great night of fights.
Joe Chacon is a featured columnist for Bleacher Report and a staff writer for Operation Sports. You can follow him on Twitter @JoeChacon.