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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-28-2009, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
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Remco Pardoel: ''Melvin Manhoef would destroy Anderson Silva

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Remco is a European Judo Champion and is a Black Belt in Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He reached the SemiFinal of UFC 2, losing To Royce Gracie. Remco beat 2 men in the same night before facing Royce. His main training partners have been Heath Herring, Gilbert Yvel, & Melvin Manhoef. Remco has trained all over the world but his primary coach is Hans Nijman, 11x Dutch Karate Champion.

REMCO shares his view on "TOP 10s" in MMA:

It is always nice to watch rankings of the top 10's around the world.
Mainly, it is a personal view of a team of people from one continent (the same counts for me). [For example], I really don't have a clue what the new promising fighters are in Korea or Japan.

What about WAMMA?? In the top 10, I always miss Melvin Manhoef. He deserves more than others, a spot in the [middleweight] class. Personally i think (bet all my money) that he will destroy [Anderson] Silva. It is good that they placed [Gegard] Mousasi in the top [10]. It is almost like.. 6 months late... but hell yeah... we are still [seemingly] in a time where we need to rely on pigeons to deliver us mail.

We don't need 20 people for making these top 10's.
[We need global experts by country/region]
Ask Nyra Phillips for New Zealand/Australia.
Ask one of the DREAM matchmakers.
Then we'd have a more honest view of which person belongs in the top 10.
Remco Pardoel Fight Resume:

Loss - Tengiz Tedoradze via Submission Punches on 7/13/2003
NC - Roger Godinez via No Contest on 4/20/2002
Loss - Mark Smith via Decision on 2/23/2002
Win - Glen Brown via Scarf Hold Submission on 11/11/2001
Draw - Herman van Tol via Draw on 6/10/2001
Win - Marc Emmanuel via Unanimous Decision on 1/28/2001
Loss - Roman Savochka via Submission Strikes on 4/29/2000
Win - John Dixon via Headlock Submission on 11/27/1999
Win - Michailis Deligiannakis via Keylock Submission on 7/1/1999
Win - John Dixon via Choke Submission on 10/25/1998
Loss - Marco Ruas via Position Submission on 9/8/1995
Win - Ryan Parker via Lapel Choke Submission on 9/8/1995
NC - Carl Franks via No Contest on 7/29/1995
Loss - Minoru Suzuki via KO on 7/26/1994
Win - Vernon White via TKO Points on 7/6/1994
Loss - Royce Gracie via Lapel Choke Submission on 3/11/1994
Win - Orlando Weit via KO Elbows on 3/11/1994
Win - Alberta Cerra Leon via Armlock Submission on 3/11/1994

Reason Why Remco never fought in Pride:
Remco: The people at Pride said "you lost one fight, so we can't give you a contract". I think thatís bullshit because Coleman fought in Pride and he's a very very good fighter - he lost his fight and still got a contract so I think they have to give me a chance and I'll prove myself. They'll be surprised, I know for sure.

Reason Why Remco didn't get more fights in the UFC:
Remco: Ask Dana White. I had a bad promotion. Bas Boon was my manager. I could help Gibert Yvel and Heath Herring with the promise that I should get some fights offered. I waited 18 months. If I asked him for a fight the answer was that I should train more. Yeah right.

Thoughts on Fights with Royce Gracie and Marco Ruas:
Remco: The time I fought against Royce Gracie, he was better than me. I think he still is. I think he's stronger than me. When I fought Marco Ruas, he covered himself in grease so it was hard to grab; he doesn't fight anymore so thatís too bad. Royce Gracie, thatís a different story. Every opponent is hard, very difficult. When someone steps into the right or on the mat they do whatever it takes so every fight is hard.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-09-2009, 10:30 PM
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i dont think melvin could take out silva in mma but in pure kickboxing who knows? Anyway remco pardou! I still remember him beating that Muaythai fighter from sidecontrol on his back elbowing his head unconscience, I was so depressed cause I was just starting muaythai back then and thought it was the best art at the time, that was when it was all pure styles not much mma.
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Wild looping puncher vs great counter striker generally ends up in favor of the counter striker. Anderson could just take him down and sub him in like 20 seconds also.
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Originally Posted by osmium View Post
Wild looping puncher vs great counter striker generally ends up in favor of the counter striker. Anderson could just take him down and sub him in like 20 seconds also.
I don't think ive ever seen anderson take down anyone that he hadn't laid out with strikes. on the other point though, i agree. manhoef is tough and strong, but anderson would pick him apart. take him down though? probably not
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-11-2009, 02:13 AM
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Reason Why Remco didn't get more fights in the UFC:

Remco: Well, I suck, see? I never beat anybody worth noting, expect Vernon White on lost points. Marco Ruas made me tap just by getting on top of me. I was scared as hell.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-12-2009, 12:07 AM
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No arguements here. Manhoef has some strong kicks, powerful punches, and has devastating knockout power. His timing is very good and he has a good chin. He could take out Anderson, but definitely not "destroy" him.

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I wouldnt count Melvin out anything can happen in mma.. And with Melvin a unsuspecting vicious KO is always out on the table.

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