He actually won by submission, lost twice in a row by rear naked choke in the second round, and then won by submission again. His BJJ is average at best without wrestling to back it up. His BJJ only looks good because of his guillotine choke. He seems to gas after intense grappling battles. You know, when opponents are better than falling for a guillotine choke that they know is coming. After that, he actually has to put in effort on the ground. Considering his tools are limited and his conditioning is lacking, it doesn't bold well for him when his opponents have more than the tools to defend themselves.
I'd like to see him improve as well, but that guillotine choke seemed to work for so long against low level fighters, it's almost as if he forgot that in the UFC, most fighters have submission defense. I start to wonder if he abandoned working on the rest of his game heavily because of the success his trade mark move had in the past.
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Top 3 Favorite Fighters
1. Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell
2. Glover Teixeira
3. Demian Maia
Last edited by Stapler; 07-02-2012 at 06:08 PM.