Join Date: May 2006
Location: New York City, New York
I'm a Marcelinho nuthugger. At least, if I hug any nuts, they're his. But that's just because I think he's the best pound-for-pound grappler of all time.
If he steps in the GP, Aoki better pray that he does draw Marcelo early. I have a feeling they'll put them at opposite ends, but if they do end up fighting early, that'd suck for Shinya.
Shinkya wins because no body can grapple like him. Unfortunately, Marcelo's way, way better on the mat. Turning a fight into a pure grappling match works great when Shinya is fighting MMA fighters, but against the greatest pure grappler in the lightweight division, it's not going to be a good idea.
The only way Marcelo will lose is if he struggles with the striking or with the gloves (like he did in his K-1 fight). If everything we're hearing is true, and Marcelinho has figured out how to choke with the gloves on, then the world should be very, very afraid.
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