Originally Posted by x X CLoud X x
due to all the request, i seen everyone ask about one of my favorite Fighters Nose.. here it is
The reason why Rich was being tossed around like a Rag-Doll was, do you know how it feels to be put into a Clinch much less from a former Chute Boxe member... LoL, alright let me explain this for those of us who has never been put into a muy thai clinch, the amount of energy spent on breaking out of it is exhausting, much less taking 1 knee to the midsection/ribs = Breathtaking, it knocks the wind outta you and hurts like a Mother Fawking Bltch and Silva connected many 20+ knees, (just picture getting hit by logs) so by that time, Rich was all gassed, his midsection in excruciating pain, all he can think about is protecting his mid section, you would see even a few times, towards the end, he would drop his guard lower just so that he could protect taking another....
Rich def. knows how to break out of clinches and he's a way smarter/better fighter then all of us, dont you think he thought of all these ideas we thought of, to break out, come on the guy does this for a living, any beginner of Muy Thai is taught various ways of breaking out of it, and im sure Rich knows of more ways then the people who teach us.
but Silva caught him with a perfect clinch (hands locked behind the crown, forearms locked beside the neck) and the rest, your just in for a beating.... Rich didnt react fast enough to break lose, and like Rich mentioned, he just underestimated Silva (deadly,big mistake) and probably thought he could muscle his way out of this skinny looking black guy (i know hes spanish)
ps- open your eyes up to MMA not just UFC, you will only learn so much from 1 sided things.. if you are a true fan of the sport, you branch out and learn as many as possible..
Agreed to everything u said. Alot of people don't know or understand the energy it takes to fight someone who has pressure on the back of your head bending your neck down locking the forarms one on each collar bone tightly, followed by your waist which are the most crucial points being affected. I ain't even going to sugar coat it. The shit hurts and this alone can sap alot of energy from you. A person can be led around almost easily and at will in this position.
Here's food for thought to piggy back on cloud is saying......try looking at your favorite fighters early careers, their records...everything. Check their past opponents, their records and whom they've beaten. Try it and you'll be suprised at who you'll see.
If that fails, simply wait til you hear of a guy you never heard of, type his name in a search engine, pull his info up and absorb.