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post #11 of 59 (permalink) Old 11-18-2007, 11:14 AM
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I think fans want and hope to discover the kind of fighter Alexander appeared to be in his first two fights. He was explosive, has an interesting background story, and ended those fights in an exciting fashion. Fans crave that and are naturally disappointed when weaknesses are exposed - even when they questioned those unknown aspects of his game.

He'll continue to fight because of the explosive and exciting nature of his style, but won't last without rapid improvements (the level of current top fighters demand it). Of course, it's always possible that Dana will simply match him up against strikers to provide the thrills for the "knock out" crowd.
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post #12 of 59 (permalink) Old 11-18-2007, 11:21 AM
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I will be.

I love his background and personality, besides...he really needs to get with a better camp. Get a ground game and a few more fights in the UFC....this guy could be great.

Thiago Silva is a very very good figter too, lets not take that away from this at all....but Houston desperatly needs a ground game. sorta like Konguo in the HW division.
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I will be excited to see him in the future regardless of whether his ground game is shit or not. I think he would be a serious contender if he out all his time and effort into learning the ground game. His stand-up isn't very technical either, but he gets the job done. I think he would benefit alot if he went and trained with Greg Jackson. May not be likely though seeing as how he KO'ed Jardine and there maybe some bad blood there. Perhaps extreme couture camp could teach him some wrestling and ground game.

Houton has all the physical tools to be a good fighter. He just needs to improve his all round game.

Imagine if say a guy with an amazing skill set like Anderson Silva had Houston's strength. That "hypothetical guy" would be unstoppable. I wish more guys that are more rounded were "pumping the iron" like Houston.

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Houston Alexander is a warrior n doubt about it. His match last night showed me that he is far to inexperienced still and need to work on his game plan especially in regards to his ground game and take down defense etc.

This loss was good for him in the regards that he can review the tape and go over what mistakes he made and how he can fix them.
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post #15 of 59 (permalink) Old 11-18-2007, 12:06 PM
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Sure, I like Houston! I'm sort of hoping that he either improves on his ground game or learns how to defend a takedown the next time he fights! Also, he needs to form better gameplans. Taking a BBJ artist to the ground has to be the worst idea a striker can come up with!

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I can't wait. I'm pissed at the people on this forum that give him no respect. That guy was full mounted in the middle of the octagon, what do you expect? Him to easily get out of that?
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post #17 of 59 (permalink) Old 11-18-2007, 12:24 PM
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I will get jazzed when I see him on a card. I'm a fan of fighters not just perfect fighters.

He's raw in some areas and very exciting.

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post #18 of 59 (permalink) Old 11-18-2007, 12:26 PM
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The guy was never overrated. He was what he was...a dude who came out very agressive and knocked people out. We didn't know anything about his ground game but now we do. He got mounted by a black belt...so I'm not gonna be so quick to say he sucks on the ground.

Houston will be back with a vengence. I don't think he's a contender, but he's definitely a fun guy to watch.

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post #19 of 59 (permalink) Old 11-18-2007, 12:27 PM
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i will still be stoked to see him knocking fools out

but i think the idea of him ever holding the belt or even getting a shot of it might be over.....lets face it he is relly gonna have to work on the ground game and win a bunch of fights in an already stacked division.....the only good thing about this is he may get a shot at shogun....and if he could pull off a big win or at least a close decision.....everyone will be jumping rite back on his bandwagon....till then good luck houston

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Originally Posted by milkkid291
I can't wait. I'm pissed at the people on this forum that give him no respect. That guy was full mounted in the middle of the octagon, what do you expect? Him to easily get out of that?
they didnt just magically fall into those positions, he made bad mistakes on the ground that led to being fully mounted.
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