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Old 12-10-2007, 10:21 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Freight trains get derailed and that was his mentality with Mac influenced by Hughes. I think he could have been better rounded having trained with Serra. The days of solely relying on strenghth and GnP are over. The guys that are training today know the variety of skills you have to bring to the mat to win. Does he have a good start sure but it takes more. Plus his only real motivation is paying off the farm. Most fighters say its the belt/championship. Tommy is still way too early to tell but as already stated is a camp or 2 or 3.
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Old 12-11-2007, 05:56 AM   #32 (permalink)
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I think he was mentally unprepared for a real MMA match that’s not saying he cant go far. Im not sure he had the resources he needed to prepared for the fight I felt he would probably be beat because this guy has so little MMA experience but look at it this way he got all the way to the last fight with what he did have, that’s not bad at all.

If he trains with a good camp Im sure we will see him rack up some wins but I don’t see him being the champion. I like him he gives every fight 110% and what more can you ask for in someone so green?

As far as the Hughes comparisons, Im not going to go that far but he dose have more power in his hands than Hughes and can KO fighters so he dose have more than just his wrestling and strength to work with.

Give him six months to train hard and lets see where he is, then make a judgment at this point its too early to tell IMO.
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Old 12-11-2007, 06:03 AM   #33 (permalink)
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The dude is only 22 or 23 with like 10 local fights to his name he has potential whether it is tapped we will just have to wait and see.
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Old 12-11-2007, 09:42 AM   #34 (permalink)
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I like Tommy farm boy! He's got some MMA growing up to do but he'll be around the UFC for sure. Thing is he should have been out of the show when the finals began because Srra wanted him and Danzing to face immediately but Dana sidelined that idea and we didn;t get to see the real reason. I think the UFC sees a future in this kid and that's why they want him around.
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Old 12-11-2007, 09:46 AM   #35 (permalink)
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How can you guys seriously say that Tommy has no future? The guy, just turned 23 this year. I think he has all the tools to really be something in the UFC. The guy is really strong, has good wrestling, great GnP, a ton of heart, and heavy hands. Seems like whenever someone loses a fight they are 'done', this may be true of 30-something fighters with lots of fights, but Tommy is just starting his MMA carreer. I think his loss had a lot to do with his mental game, I just don't think he was mentally ready to be put on such a big stage. I would be prepared to say that someone like Billy Miles, John Kolosci, Blake Bowman, Andy Wang don't have a future, but to say that about a young powerhouse who clearly has skills is just unfair.

I look forward to seeing Tommy again. With some work in BJJ, and some kickboxing, he could be huge.
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Old 12-11-2007, 01:53 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Nowadays it is really hard to just pick up BJJ really quick. Guys are so advanced on the ground that someone as green as this guy are going to have problems. He doesnt have to get his BJJ to the point where he is subbing people or anything but he has to learn how to maintain guard, pass guard, and avoid subs. I think he will circulate through the UFC for a few fights and end up a journeyman who fights in organizations like EliteXC, Showtime, Bodog, and WEC.
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