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Old 09-29-2007, 05:18 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I'd pay big bucks to see Houston vs Sokky. Winner gets established as "The real deal". Houston has insane power, his prison raping of Jardine was the scariest thing I've seen in mma in some time. Well, besides that chick on bodog practically losing her foot. Rogan was talking about him in an interview, said Houston would fight 3-5 times a night in a row and then spin records. Houston can be beat, guys just have to keep their distance and work on him. Lyoto and new Forrest would have a field day.
I was thinking same thing.
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Old 09-29-2007, 05:35 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Im always puzzled by these kinds of comments. We've seen 2 quick knockouts from him, impressive i know - but it hardly gives us much insight into him as a fighter.

Whats his ground game like? How's his cardio? How does he respond when the other guys pouring on the pressure? Is his chin good? Does that slight knockdown against jardine prove he has a good one and can recover or he has a bad one because it didnt look like a hard shot.

Way too many questions. I want to see him fight more before i make any assumptions, especially ones as outlandish as "I cant see him losing to anyone right now."
i agree there are still questions and nobody is unbeatable but his chin ha been tested when Keith rocked him.

Keith thought he hurt him bad and Houston bounced right back. not saying Houston cant be knocked out but it did prove he can take a punch.
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I would lie to see him fight the following: Vitor Belfort, Babalu, or Melvin Manhoef. I think those would be exciting fights with the potential to test him
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i agree there are still questions and nobody is unbeatable but his chin ha been tested when Keith rocked him.

Keith thought he hurt him bad and Houston bounced right back. not saying Houston cant be knocked out but it did prove he can take a punch.
You could turn that around though. You could argue that it wasn't a very good shot that put him down, so he has a weak chin.

I'd like to see him take a few more hits to the face before i say if he has a good chin or not. All i saw was a quick recovery from a mediocre punch.
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Old 09-29-2007, 10:26 PM   #15 (permalink)
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You could turn that around though. You could argue that it wasn't a very good shot that put him down, so he has a weak chin.

I'd like to see him take a few more hits to the face before i say if he has a good chin or not. All i saw was a quick recovery from a mediocre punch.
jardine obviously thought he caught him with a good shot, weather or not it was a "mediocre punch" is speculation but at least we know he can take a shot to the chin.

but your right we dont know if he can take the punishment of multiple blows to the head, hopefully someone is out there that can challenge him and we will find out.
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Old 09-29-2007, 10:36 PM   #16 (permalink)
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jardine obviously thought he caught him with a good shot, weather or not it was a "mediocre punch" is speculation but at least we know he can take a shot to the chin.

but your right we dont know if he can take the punishment of multiple blows to the head, hopefully someone is out there that can challenge him and we will find out.
Good point. I also noticed a little bit of this aspect during the Sakara fight. One, if not a couple times...Sakara put together a lightning quick combination, as Houston was just moving toward him. He ate a couple nasty shots (these guys must've been right around octagon's boom mic, because you could hear Alessio's shots connect - leather to skin), absorbed them...and just proceeded to move into the clinch up against the fence like nothing happened.
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yea there is alot of ppl that think this guy would walk through anybody, but i agree with alot of you ppl, he has two quick knockouts, we have not seen anything else from him, no idea what his cardo is like, no idea what his ground game is like. in my opinion his agressiveness will cost him a win in the near future, and as far as his jui jitsu goes he doesnt even hold a belt so it cannot be that good
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Houston just seems unbeatable, i cant seem him loosing to anyone right now.
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yea there is alot of ppl that think this guy would walk through anybody, but i agree with alot of you ppl, he has two quick knockouts, we have not seen anything else from him, no idea what his cardo is like, no idea what his ground game is like. in my opinion his agressiveness will cost him a win in the near future, and as far as his jui jitsu goes he doesnt even hold a belt so it cannot be that good
i doubt that his agressiveness will cost him in the future.....unless its on the ground.....time and time again we've seen guys blow out there cardio on the ground....where if they were standing there opponent would be on the matt chocking on there own drool
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I am starting to like him, He seems very enthusiastic about fighting and like Damone said he is a mystery.

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yea there is alot of ppl that think this guy would walk through anybody, but i agree with alot of you ppl, he has two quick knockouts, we have not seen anything else from him, no idea what his cardo is like, no idea what his ground game is like. in my opinion his agressiveness will cost him a win in the near future, and as far as his jui jitsu goes he doesnt even hold a belt so it cannot be that good
he trains in all aspects of MMA but does not hold a belt, does he need to? a lot of great fighters utilize and can defend against jui jitsu.

i agree his cardio is questionable, he seemed pretty tired after his last fight and with him going 100 mph, he may gas in a long fight.

he may lose due to cardio or his aggressiveness, but he may not, we are assuming people can go the distance with him, so far none have been successful.
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