guess time will tell, im usually pretty good at sniffing out talent and my radar is going off like crazy when i watch Del Rosario.
Did i say something bad about Del Rosario?! I'm missing something...
I consider him a very talented HW. one of the best HW prespects in the HW division - SF and UFC included.
But i still think he is fresh and he needs to fight a bigger name.
Wich i think will happen.
I wish it won't be Griggs though. It wouldn't help him at all.
I want to see Del Rosario vs Arlovski next. Or Del Rosario vs loser of Barnett-Rogers. No matter who loses that fight, it will be a test for Del Rosario: if he gets Rogers, he will be able to test his stand-up.
If he gets Barnett he will be able to test his ground game, but i think Barnett would be too much for him on the ground honestly.
So...i wish he would get Arlovski or Rogers. (I think Barnett will sub him - at lest i hope so)
Same arguement ppl made against Cain, that he hadnt fought anybody yet. Well you dont fight top guys til you fight top guys, all we can go on now is who he has fought and he has looked spectatular in all his fights and proved he has a chin in one of them. Much like Cain before he fought the top dogs.
Agreed. But looking back on Cain's run, it's so much easier to talk about him.
Even though many people said he will be champion.
It's not like he got the title because his name is Velasquez. He fought for that belt. And pretty much destroyed everyone he faced.
And he didn't face top contenders straight away. He made his way up the rankings by fighting and beating the fighters who were ranked higher than him.
Del Rosario should follow the same path.
Feel free to bump this if im wrong in the future. No hard feelings, i respect your opinion and respectfully disagree.
I don't bump threads or stuff like that...
If i'm wrong and you're right...that's that.
Over my time here on MMAF - breaking down fights, debating styles and strategies, talking about how one fighter should/will fight against another one - i have learned one thing: talk is good, it's great even - but, on fight night, it desn't mean much.
Because, we're not the ones fighting. The fighter are. And in the heat of the fight a lot of things can happen.
One mistake and all plans/strategies go out the window.
Your opinion - respected!