Originally Posted by Voiceless
I think part of Palhares' image as this uber-deadly groundfighter is on the one hand his looks (you can't denial that he just looks like a force of nature) and on the other hand, maybe more important, that he really goes full force for his submissions. He is all the time active at at least trying to submit the other guy. That has become quite rare at MW and above. Look at former submission artist Demian Maia. If I remember correct, instead of turning the fight into a grappling match after hitting the floor with Weidman he used his BJJ to stand up again. Palhares still tries to submit. So even though he doesn't submit everyone on the fly, he puts all of his opponents at least in danger to be submitted by him.
I agree. Like I said, he's entertaining. I've wanted to see him improve and take out some big names. I really have. But after all this time, he's not going anywhere. Hes not really getting any better. At least, not at any pace.
I really don't enjoy speaking ill of fighters who I respect and enjoy. But in this case, I cant ever see Paul being a top 10 guy.