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post #12 of (permalink) Old 06-05-2008, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by bbjd7 View Post
Matt Brown was overhyped the guy hit hard but he didn't like getting hit and his ground game isn't good at all of his 6 losses 5 are by submission. Also the level of fighters fighting in Amateur MMA is often very low. His submission aren't very fluid at all.

And while his submission are good enough to catch the guys he's faced so far they aren't good enough to catch UFC level fighters. His stand up is probably good enough to hang with above average UFC strikers but he doesn't have the wrestling to keep fights on their feet. Look at what Gerald did to him CB is 10 times the wrestler Gerald is.
Ok, I'll agree with that. For the reasons highlighted above, Amir reminds me of Cummo. Good Thai striking, but sub par TDD. However, Amir actually holds off takedowns for a decent while(see his fight to get on the show) and tries for submissions from his back. Also, while on his back he constantly throws elbows and punches doing damage.

Of course he isn't perfectly well rounded enough to be a top contender in the UFC, but he could hang with a lot of the guys out there right now.

Just a question, is CB 10X the wrestler as Gerald, or is CB simply more well rounded than Gerald and hence looks better? CB throws shots and tries to improve his position, whereas Gerald was content to stay in guard.

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