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Old 05-18-2012, 08:40 AM   #21 (permalink)
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If Lavar gets taken down Struve will sub him easily I would think.
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:45 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Uhhh... we wont see Hunt for a long time and if he does id be surprised if he will be back at even 85%.
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:10 AM   #23 (permalink)
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I can really see two distinctive wins.

Struve on top GNPIN and sinking in the RNC or Lavar blasting him standing. Struve likes to bang and usually gets rocked a few times and ends up recovering...sometimes. I think if Lavar came with a smart game plan to just make it dirty he could win even though Struve is by far the more well rounded fighter.

I really don't know what to expect from Struve. I think kid has a ton of potential...but he always ends up in compromising positions...don't know if it's bad game planning or simply inexperience.
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:27 AM   #24 (permalink)
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It's like the UFC brass wants Struve to have brain damage..
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:29 AM   #25 (permalink)
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I can't stand watching Struve fight. He can reach half way across the octagon but he barely throws anything but front kicks.
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Old 05-18-2012, 12:05 PM   #26 (permalink)
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idk why you guys seem to think struve has a glass chin.. he just gets hit a lot due to bad striking defence.. he usually takes a lot of hard hits by heavy weights before going down...

and the one by travis brown would knock out a bear so i wouldnt call that a glass chin
He's been brutally KO'ed by Travis Browne
He got his ass kicked beyond belief for five minutes by Christian Morecraft, his lip was beyond ****ed.
Stopped by Big Country.
Jumped directly in Paul Buentello's fist.
Was cut open and bled all over the Octagon in Germany.
Was stopped by a barrage of strikes from JDS.

He's 24 years old and he has four KO losses already and a ton of fights behind him and he's been in some wars in some fight's he's won. His future doesn't look good, especially if Lavar Johnson gets a hold of him. If he can stop Joey Beltran he can stop Struve.
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Old 05-18-2012, 12:51 PM   #27 (permalink)
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But similarly, if Pat Barry can take Lavar Johnson down, Stefan Struve can. This could end in Struve getting KTFO, but it's more likely that Johnson's getting submitted.
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But similarly, if Pat Barry can take Lavar Johnson down, Stefan Struve can. This could end in Struve getting KTFO, but it's more likely that Johnson's getting submitted.
This would be my take on it. Sure Johnson has power, but so does James Toney, what good did it do him against Couture?

Johnson got worked on the ground by PAT...BARRY, but he's going to beat Struve? Not bloody likely.

Johnson has about 10 seconds to knock Struve out, then the fight hits the ground and it's over.

Incidently, this is still a really good fight for Johnson to take, simply because if he did manage to win, his rep in the div would be grossly out of proportion to his skill set, it's his best chance at big $$$. And if he loses, it's a fight on short notice to a decent HW, the loss won't hurt him much.
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:08 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Wow, this card has completely changed from the original card almost? Wish it was Hunt vs Johnson! Should be a pretty good fight though, and I agree with the Struve sub/Johnson Ko predictions. Props to Johnson for taking this fight on such short notice and I hope he pulls this off, seems like a good dude.
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Old 05-19-2012, 04:02 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I think this is a great opportunity for Lavar Johnson. I believe this a very winnable fight for him as long as he can keep it standing up.
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