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post #101 of 109 (permalink) Old 02-01-2013, 04:58 PM
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Rashad remembered that he had something over Forrest. I don't know about Forrest breaking his hand or whatever, but I know that Rashad took him down the moment he realised he was out pointed, and then that was it. You're trying to tell me that even if Forrest had broken his hand, it would have saved him from the ground and point assault that Rashad put on him yeah??? Besides, it wasn't that bad, Rashad was outpointed yeah, but he was so confident in Forrest's lack of power that he stood and taunted him before taking him down in the next round and ending it. Easy decision? Lol, the harder strikes were thrown by Rashad.
If you read the interviews from back then, the reason Forrest had trouble defending himself after he got taken down was because his hand was broken. He couldn't get wrist control (a broken hand gets in the way there) and eventually he ate too many punches and got put out.

With regards to not respecting Forrest's power, the way you do that is the Anderson Silva fight or the Shogun rematch. As in dodge or walk through everything Griffin can throw and knock his ass out in the 1st round.



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Yes, Rashad used terrible game plans versus Machida and Jones. So, what, he's doomed to have bad game plans everytime he has a championship fight? He isn't capable of executing a good game plan against Silva all because he didn't against Jones and Machida?? Rashad often learns from his mistakes. He adapts, it's one of the reasons he became the champ.
Yeah, he learned so well from the Machida fight that he did the same thing all over again in the Jones fight. Yup, let's stand & trade with a better striker who also has better range control, and forget about wrestling. Brilliant! I guess it's possible that Machida hit him so hard that he can't remember the fight, and that's why he fought the same way against Jones.
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post #102 of 109 (permalink) Old 02-01-2013, 05:49 PM
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Saying that your not gonna fight the best fighter on the planet because you know you can beat him is stupid. That is all.
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Rashad is a proven top fighter, just like Silva.
I didn't say he's not proven.

To say he's "just as proven" as a guy like Anderson is utterly ridiculous.







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If you read the interviews from back then, the reason Forrest had trouble defending himself after he got taken down was because his hand was broken. He couldn't get wrist control (a broken hand gets in the way there) and eventually he ate too many punches and got put out.

With regards to not respecting Forrest's power, the way you do that is the Anderson Silva fight or the Shogun rematch. As in dodge or walk through everything Griffin can throw and knock his ass out in the 1st round.





Yeah, he learned so well from the Machida fight that he did the same thing all over again in the Jones fight. Yup, let's stand & trade with a better striker who also has better range control, and forget about wrestling. Brilliant! I guess it's possible that Machida hit him so hard that he can't remember the fight, and that's why he fought the same way against Jones.
Maybe its because Jones managed to keep the distance well and it makes it hard for Rashad to shoot in for the double or single without getting sidestepped and kneed in the head? Yea Rashad stood with a better striker, but still his chances of stepping in and landing power punches on the somewhat untested chin of Jones is better than shooting in on takedowns that won't succeed. He might have even gotten finished if he shot for takedowns all night long. You talk like Rashad is dumb. If he is that dumb he won't be fighting at such an elite level.

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I didn't say he's not proven.

To say he's "just as proven" as a guy like Anderson is utterly ridiculous.


Oh, i'm sorry, I didn't realise you had your own definition on what a proven fighter is. Because I always thought that a proven fighter was one who constantly competes against the best in his division and often wins. Both Rashad and A.Silva fit that definition. If you were smart and not fussed about making up your own 'proven' hierarchy, you'd understand that.

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So yeah, what were you saying about Rashad learning from his mistakes and fighting a good gameplan? Look who stood and played patty-cake with a better striker. Again.

What would the kids these days say? I believe the term we're looking for is "epic fail ROFL!"
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Oh, i'm sorry, I didn't realise you had your own definition on what a proven fighter is. Because I always thought that a proven fighter was one who constantly competes against the best in his division and often wins. Both Rashad and A.Silva fit that definition. If you were smart and not fussed about making up your own 'proven' hierarchy, you'd understand that.
Are you a bit sad that your boy looked PATHETIC tonight?

You said he's "Just as proven", proven, yes. He's nowhere near as proven as Anderson. Swallow your pride and admit it, it's getting sad now.







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Rashad needs to change camps if he ever wants to have a slight chance against Anderson.

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at this point i think Rashad needs to retire if he wants to keep his name up with the Elites in history. Rashad does not have that hunger nor the speed or timing he used to, and at this point i would put Glover, Gustaffson, Feijao, Machida and Vitor all above him at LHW. I would however like to see how he would do against Shogun and Hendo.

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