Originally Posted by 420atalon
Mike Kyle is dangerous but awful... He caught and almost finished Silva because of his speed advantage but once Silva recovered it didn't last long. Any fighter with fast powerful hands can do that to Silva, we have seen multiple guys do it already.
Kyle's takedown and sub defense are bad and his striking accuracy and defense are also lacking. Sad thing is Mousasi didn't even look that good striking with him, Kyle probably would have faded in the 2nd and Mousasi would have started to pick him apart but that wasn't needed since Kyle is such a fish on the ground.
The Mousasi vs Hunt fight was such a joke, Hunt had beyond horrible sub defense at that time. Mousasi just bum rushed him knocked him off balance and then it was over. Hunt's wrestling and sub defense have improved but if he ever fights a decent submission artist again he most likely still loses, lucky for him there aren't many of them kicking around or very active right now.
It easy easy to use the names of Silva and Hunt to try and talk yourself into believing Mousasi is a top notch fighter but don't fall for it. Gus is not losing this fight.
Not sure how you can think Mousasi is another overrated non-UFC fighter. GSP thinks he's an absolute stud. I don't think we have more insight than him.
The guy has trained part time, mostly messing around and training zero wrestling (self admitted) until before the OSP fight. The guy didn't even learn wrist control until last year and he defeated guys like Jacare, Lombard, and Hunt. He retired Musashi and knocked down Kyotaro, the current K1 HW champ who couldn't even be dropped by Schilt. He dominated OSP in wrestling after taking his first few wrestling lessons.
He's a special fighter. Here's a list of things he's done just off his back:
Triangled a BJJ blackbelt
Put Fedor in an omoplata
Took down a judo black belt in Sokoudjou
Won the Dream MW Tournament (triangle on manhoef, upkick on Jacare)
He's had one loss in 2006. He got wrestled by a strong wrestler, and he came in looking sleepy. It was his worst performance. But he still landed 125 shots to the head, with a staggering accuracy of 86%. 86% accuracy in a 25 minute fight.
But it was a way better performance than Gus vs. Davis.
There's just no reason to hate on Moose. He's young, respectable, fun as hell and does all sorts of things. Watch his K1 fights; especially the Musashi fight where Musashi talked so much trash about MMA strikers before hand. Watch the Dream MW tournament. Watch how funny Mousasi vs. Hunt and Goodridge are. You can love Gus and still learn to be a Mousasi fan.