MMA General Discussion Thread (UFC, Strikeforce, Dream etc...)
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01-01-2011, 10:15 AM
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Actually, I'm not a UFC fanboy, I've been watching MMA back when UFC 1 was on VHS, I can assure you that I know more then you will ever know about the sport.
You're talking about potential and not results. I think Duffee is a can based on getting one punched by a grapplier. Let's be honest, if Mike Russow can knock you out like that, so can everybody else in the heavyweight division.
As for Werdum, I'm not discrediting him. Go watch his fights against Kharitonov and Arlovski. He can't take you down, he can't win. Fedor was stupid for letting it get to the ground, it is very well established that if you can sprawl and brawl with Werdum, you will win.
Fujita hasn't won since 2008, and he got KO'd by Travis Wiuff. Iron chin, he's barely better then Cabbage.
You may not remember this, but it wasn't too long ago that Overeem was gassing in the first round against every fighter he couldn't overwhelm. He moved up from a tougher division to one with less depth. There are definately more quality light heavyweights then there are heavyweights, I mean look at Tim Sylvia, AA, and guys like Paul Buentello and Justin Eilers getting title shots.
Anyways, I can assure you that nobody with real knowledge of the sport (see MMAweekly, Sherdog top 10's, etc) would agree that Overeem is the best HW, your comment was incorrect, get over it fanboy.
Watching is different than actually doing
Overeem moved up because he is a natural heavyweight. Cutting was a ***** for him so he stuck with his natural weight. Why does Overeem fight in Japan instead of UFC? UFC allots a max of 3 [generally] fights per year. Unless his first contract is Lesnar value, he can make more fighting all year round.
I used to doubt Overeem. Having seen his approach-he can give most UFC HWs a run based on his fundamentals. The only HW in MMA that may potentially get him is Fedor but that's only if Fedor can either tag him or keep him on the ground.
Pfft just because you watched it for a long time doesn't mean you know better and can call people fanboys.
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