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Old 09-10-2007, 05:15 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Why are people questioning his cardio?

No scratch that, there's nothing wrong with questioning his cardio since he hasn't been seen fighting past a minute. But why is everybody suprised that he was gassed? He kneed him, and then he had to throw what, about 15 punches alternating arms left bomb, right bomb, left bomb until Lavigne stopped it. Sak wasn't gong anywhere, and he had to rain on him until the ref stopped it.

That will take a lot out of anyone. It's not like if he didn't reverse Sakara's takedown, and kneed him down, that he would be gassed in a back and forth striking first round.

Watch the last 3 shots before the ref stops it, Sakara's head is bouncing off of the mat. And his eye was jacked. The guy has some power.

I will say Keith suprised me in how much punishment he took. I haven't seen anybody lifted off their feet from uppercuts in a LONGGGG time.

As for how Houston looked pre-fight, he was just seriously ready to roll. I remember thinking he looked like he was going to murder someone. I haven't gotten to ask him if he's fought overseas before, but if that was his first time, I think he did pretty well with the time difference and all, and having to rain on Sakara til it was stopped. The dude's gonna be tired punching like that.
but what happens when he starts to rain down on someone but misses or dosent make good contact and we have no idea how his ground is either
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Old 09-10-2007, 05:48 PM   #42 (permalink)
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but what happens when he starts to rain down on someone but misses or dosent make good contact and we have no idea how his ground is either
Good point, but when he has full mount like that, I don't see a lot of people getting out of there after he hits them enough times to gas himself out you know what I mean? If he drops two bombs and someone gets out, he won't be gassed. If he drops 20 and they still live, that'd be impressive and yes, he would probably be too gassed out. I guess we won't know, until we know!
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Good point, but when he has full mount like that, I don't see a lot of people getting out of there after he hits them enough times to gas himself out you know what I mean? If he drops two bombs and someone gets out, he won't be gassed. If he drops 20 and they still live, that'd be impressive and yes, he would probably be too gassed out. I guess we won't know, until we know!
It's tough to say exactly how good HA is, he looked damn impressive in his 2 UFC fights with 1st rd KO's. We will see whether or not he's the real deal when he faces some adversity in a fight(gets taken down, rocked witha big shot, etc.) and see how he is able to bounce back. also seeing how he handles 3 rounds.

You can't fault the guy for getting 1st round KO's in his only two UFC appearances, thats what he's supposed to do.

IMO he looks like a legit fighter who could do big things in the UFC. I've been wrong plenty of times before, so take it for what it's worth.
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I don't see how he has this amazing punching power. It took like 15 hits to knock out jardine, and took several knees, 1 direct hit knee and several punches to stop sakara. He's a tough guy but I think his punching power is overrated.

To be able to completely drain and destroy a professional athlete in less than 5 minutes is to be very powerful. I wish I had that kind of power! THat is one strong dude, mybe his skill and endurance are not as good but in a street fight hell rip ur heart out and eat it bud.
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Old 09-10-2007, 09:47 PM   #45 (permalink)
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to the above poster but its not a street fight its the octogon with many different styles i want him to go up aganist some one who isnt just gonna stand there and get hit
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Old 09-11-2007, 08:29 PM   #46 (permalink)
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to the above poster but its not a street fight its the octogon with many different styles i want him to go up aganist some one who isnt just gonna stand there and get hit
Yeah thats true its not a street fight, thats why we gotta wait and see how he hangs in late rounds.
But as far as questioning his initial brute strength, hes a very strong guy no doubt about it.
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Old 09-11-2007, 08:38 PM   #47 (permalink)
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What we need now is to see what kind of jam Houston has on the ground. So far he has knocked out two guys who stood and traded with him, but sooner or later somebody's going to play him differently, try to put him down and work him from there. We've yet to see what he's capable of against a top-level grappler.
So far, though, he looks like the real deal. I was a proponent of putting him up against Wanderlei for Silva's debut, because Chuck is fighting Jardine. But after Saturday I imagine the UFC bookers will be afraid to do that because they will want Wandy to look strong in his return and Houston might catch him.
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