Originally Posted by Roflcopter
Only in MMA where the level of striking is so poor in general that people don't realize they have a low probability of getting KO'd if they actually throw jabs and and short precise crosses and not load up on every punch and throw wild hooks.
Matt Brown isn't even a good striker really, he's just good for MMA because he knows how to touch guys and not get hit that much. It's sad when you see more high level striking from Matt freaking Brown than "ME" fighters.
The Brown thing is a stretch he finds success with that against cans and middling fighters Wanderlei has been more effective against better fighters in his career with his striking. Brown would get smoked by the top WWs fighting that way.
We saw what happens to guys like them more often than not at the top levels of a division tonight either way. So you aren't wrong about the level of striking in MMA but that isn't generally how it works at the contendership level these days.
Rich at the very least is still good enough to be competitive at the top of 185. This fight was somewhat disappointing I was hoping that Wandy would be more active; the majority of the fight was him being a punching bag. Hopefully we will see Rich fight some better guys again soon.