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Old 01-31-2010, 01:47 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I wasn't expecting a 'top performance. As has been said, you have to look at Walker for what he is. A first time mixed martial artist pushing 50 years of age. In that respect, he could be considered just as green as his opponent, and so I have to give the man his due. To have that kind of strength and endurance alone at nearly 50 years of age is worth some love. Definite room for improvement, that much I can agree on... but I also think he's capable of it. Hopefully he'll make a mini-career out of this so that we might be able to witness first hand his progression as a fighter.
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I was impressed. The dude is GREEN and isn't developed at all, but his TDD and TDs were good, his ground control was good, he just has no killer instinct or submission offense. If he did, that fight could have been finished 20 different times. His kicks were pretty good, but his stand-up was very stiff. He had no movement, he needs to work on that and he will be OK.
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Old 01-31-2010, 03:16 PM   #23 (permalink)

 
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I wasn't expecting a 'top performance. As has been said, you have to look at Walker for what he is. A first time mixed martial artist pushing 50 years of age. In that respect, he could be considered just as green as his opponent, and so I have to give the man his due. To have that kind of strength and endurance alone at nearly 50 years of age is worth some love. Definite room for improvement, that much I can agree on... but I also think he's capable of it. Hopefully he'll make a mini-career out of this so that we might be able to witness first hand his progression as a fighter.
Walker's opponent already had 2 pro fights and probably a handful of amateur bouts as well so technically Walker was more green than his opponent.
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Old 01-31-2010, 03:27 PM   #24 (permalink)
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not bad, he did well with those leg kicks. i agree he could have finished the fight earlier.
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Old 01-31-2010, 03:36 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I was at the event, and this fight really sucked. I'll give the man credit, as I will give anyone credit who get's in there and is willing to fight. However, it was a terribly boring fight. Walker just didn't know what to do to finish the fight.
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I kinda wanted to see more of his striking as its supposed to be more of his thing. He trew some solid kicks etc, but we really didn'y get to see it too much.
Overall; positively surprised. I wouldn't mind seeing more of him, Strikeforce has alot of space on their cards and there is a dozen of guys I would bump into undercard to make space for Walker.
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Old 01-31-2010, 04:09 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I was at the event, and this fight really sucked. I'll give the man credit, as I will give anyone credit who get's in there and is willing to fight. However, it was a terribly boring fight. Walker just didn't know what to do to finish the fight.
This. I'm sure anyone who's trained twice could have finished that fight with all the opportunities given. He needs to get back in the gym and learn what to do when in a dominant position.
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I'm a little disappointed Strikeforce feels they have to resort to this kind of sideshow. They will do exactly the same thing EliteXC did with Kimbo. Feed Walker a couple of guys so bad that even a noob can't lose to them, then when he faces a real fighter, he loses, end of story.

To Walker's credit, he donated his purse, and he was in good shape, far better than the guy he was facing.

Of course the flip side is, it is even more obvious his opponent was brought in for the sole purpose of losing to Walker, he's young, inexperienced, and in lousy shape, as well as being quite a bit smaller, so Walkers win doesn't mean much, if anything.

One more can for Walker to lie on for 3 rounds, then he will have to fight someone who knows what they are doing.
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Man that was boring as shit. Respect to the guy for wanting to fight. But Strikeforce has no business putting it on tv. I know he was only put on to bring in viewers but most probably turned it off before the end of the first round.
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Old 02-01-2010, 03:53 AM   #30 (permalink)
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All the anouncers kept saying was 'how great he was doing' and 'how impressed they were'. Nagy shoots in or walks in for a TD and Walker stuffs it, and they are super impressed. I think they were trying to make it excitng, but man, were they ever over exagerating how good Walker was doing. Sideshow for sure. At this point judging by Walkers performance (against possibly the weakest fighter with lack of enthusiasm to fight ive ever seen) he would have been extremely lucky if he was fighting at a local noname tourney. Props to Walker but its getting hard to take SF seriously.
Are you forgetting it's a 47 old man with 0 cage experience?

He was super impressive for what he was, an old athlete proving himself.

About SF putting the fight in the main card and highup, you keep forgetting that this is a pro-sport, and it needs money to stay afloat, Walker is great publicity and atention, it will probably end up netting them money, SF isn't selling out it's just trying to grow.
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