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post #47 of (permalink) Old 05-04-2013, 11:05 AM
El Bresko
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Originally Posted by HexRei View Post
Kongo is a very good kickboxer (and very accomplished and proven in that sport), his skills and style just don't translate well to MMA rules. Jack Slack wrote up a great analysis of the reasons for it here.
Kongo doesn't have great technique on his kicks and his boxing leaves a lot to be desired. He does have good power and I assume he had a good Thai clinch but he never uses it in the octagon and he was accomplished in Muay Thai, not K1 style kickboxing.

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