Why did Rua gas? (non troll anwers only)
I kinda feel bad that Shogun gassed in like the 2nd round, but I have some theoris and also would like to hear your theories as well (exept those which involves overratedness).
1 We can't question that Shogun is good as he beat Overeem, Rampage and Arona in a beatdowny fashion.
2 We also can't question his OWGP gas tank that held for Little Nog who is pretty big (at least tall).
3 We can't question that Shogun in his fight with Forrest gassed horribly.
So, what conclusions can we make? My conclusion is he's started doing to omuch strength training in the gym (it is well known i think that pure gym trained guys can gas pretty bad when wrestling or doing some real life oriented work) and sacraficed some of the time he uses for cardio training. "If I'm strong my cardio won't be as crucial" he probably thought. He also said on countdown to 76 that he wanted to show his newly developed strength. "I work with weights primarly to focus an the cardio but I have also worked on my strength which i want to show against Griffin" So what happens when he fights with a bit more strength and too little cardio (perhaps he has been cheating with it as well) but still with the same pace against a man whose cardio, strength and heart are as big as can be his strength increase doesn't change anything.
But a little better cardio could have won him the fight, griffin was tired as hell as well but he didn't show it to Shogun and probably not to himself either during the fight. Shogun perhaps took it lightly or something like that as well I dunno it's all theories above, no facts.
Also the "train with eachother like bjj champs" brazilian style is starting to get old compared to "train scientificly like Randy" style. That's what Quinton did that Shogun didn't.
Perhaps Shogun needs to get some Randy for himself toget the power back.
EDIT: spelling errors
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Last edited by joppp; 09-24-2007 at 11:56 AM.