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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-17-2008, 12:47 AM
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I have no idea what to expect in the Vera Jardine fight. I don't think either have fought someone quite like the other person. It'll be really interesting. I'm hoping Vera will win, not that I particularly like him ... I think he has shown poor class in some of his fights, but I think he has more promise as a fighter, and ultimately that's why I'm watching UFC.
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nice job, but how can you think Bisping is not that good of a fighter? he has been absolutely flawless at MW and was very good at LHW.

The only way i can see bisping losing is by getting caught with a big shot i.e Rashad style, but i think bisping smart enough not to.

i think Bisping is going to stop him in the 1st or 2nd, and maybe he will the respect he deserves.
I realize that you're a fan from the U.K., so you may be a little biased on the issue, but the notion that Bisping is a substantial middlweight is just completely beyond me (and, in fairness, it's not just U.K. fans that think that).

Bisping doesn't work his strikes into open spaces (one of the details that, in my opinion, separates good strikers from great strikers), he doesn't have a well developed submission game, his guard passing is not particularly impressive, his wrestling is not of a particularly high caliber and so on.

I'm not saying that Bisping is trash and I don't hate the guy, I just don't think that he's developed to the point where he needs to be to compete at the top of this very competitive division (which is going to get a lot more competitive once Filho enters it).



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I have no idea what to expect in the Vera Jardine fight. I don't think either have fought someone quite like the other person. It'll be really interesting. I'm hoping Vera will win, not that I particularly like him ... I think he has shown poor class in some of his fights, but I think he has more promise as a fighter, and ultimately that's why I'm watching UFC.
This was the hardest fight for me to pick, and the real reason why I had a hard time picking the winner is because I don't know how Vera is going to handle Keith's weird style. I'm counting on Brandon having a lot of issues with that stance.



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I'm surprised that you did this on the fly, mainly because it looks like you're reading off the screen at some points lol, and because there's so much cutting. I assume you prepared what you said to an extent before beginning to film.. ie: multiple takes until you were happy with them, just based on how many cuts there are.

Anyway, I agree with your picks except for your claim that Paul Taylor has "mediocre technical skills". Maybe on the ground and with regard to wrestling, but his stand-up is crisp and arguably some of the best in the WW division.

If Lytle stands with him, he's going to lose. If Lytle takes the fight to the ground, he'll win, because Taylor's ground game is abysmal.

Good video though, it takes a while to get over the camera being in your face, but your video blogs seem promising.


EDIT: I also wouldn't say Fedor really throws "looping" punches either. He throws his hooks like straight punches, but flicks his elbow and snaps his hips once the punch is extended, unlike most fighters who throw their entire body into the hook. This causes his hands to go around the gloves easier, but someone like Leben throws wide punches that you can see coming.. I think that's an important difference to note, on the technical level.

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I'm surprised that you did this on the fly, mainly because it looks like you're reading off the screen at some points lol, and because there's so much cutting.
The cutting is an artistic liberty (not that I'm much of an artist).

The first guy I saw do it was Jay Smooth of illdoctrine.com, though others do it.


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I assume you prepared what you said to an extent before beginning to film.. ie: multiple takes until you were happy with them, just based on how many cuts there are.
No, not really.

I mostly just stopped it when I felt like I had completed a phrase and moved the computer angle.


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Anyway, I agree with your picks except for your claim that Paul Taylor has "mediocre technical skills". Maybe on the ground and with regard to wrestling, but his stand-up is crisp and I'd arguably some of the best in the WW division.
As a kickboxer, Taylor is very good. As an MMA fighter, he's mediocre.

His kickboxing, realistically, is what keeps me from wondering why he is a UFC fighter.


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If Lytle stands with him, he's going to lose. If Lytle takes the fight to the ground, he'll win, because Taylor's ground game is abysmal.
And Lytle's ground game should accomplish this fairly easily.

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Good video though, it takes a while to get over the camera being in your face, but your video blogs seem promising.
Glad to hear I have some potential.



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Hey pretty good video with good picks.

oh and your hot. and i mean that in a totally homosexual way.

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yea the more your in front of a camera you'll relax and things will go smoother. keep it up



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Hey pretty good video with good picks.

oh and your hot. and i mean that in a totally homosexual way.

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yea the more your in front of a camera you'll relax and things will go smoother. keep it up
Ummm... thanks?

Yeah, I'm counting on that.



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his wrestling is not of a particularly high caliber and so on.

This is one place where British fighters will have a distinct disadvantage over American fighters, in that we dont wrestle at school/college, and i'm not even sure if there are any recreational wrestling schools. There probably are, but i certainly dont know of any. There are always exceptions to the rule (namely GSP) but British fighters are almost always going to be better at striking and jitz than wrestling.

I think Bispings striking has looked sharp and fast at middleweight. Punches in bunches and combo's kill, that sort of thing. Also if Leben is coming into the fight heavier than usual, which i believe he is, he may lose a little speed, and i think this may be a big factor in this fight.

Nice job though

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This is one place where British fighters will have a distinct disadvantage over American fighters, in that we dont wrestle at school/college, and i'm not even sure if there are any recreational wrestling schools. There probably are, but i certainly dont know of any. There are always exceptions to the rule (namely GSP) but British fighters are almost always going to be better at striking and jitz than wrestling.
I have the same problem with BJJ in the UK. Realistically, Gracie Barra is out there, but the overall quality is a little behind, but, who knows, it may improve.

The Gracie stronghold in the U.S. is pretty substantial, and the submission game in the east is way ahead, but the British are certainly catching up.


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I think Bispings striking has looked sharp at fast and middleweight. Punches in bunches and combo's kill, that sort of thing. Also if Leben is coming into the fight heavier than usual, which i believe he is, he may lose a little speed, and i think this may be a big factor in this fight.
He's going to be in the best shape of his life.

Actually, I'm surprised that Leben seems to have a six-pack, which indicates a new level of athleticism.


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I don't know if you noticed, but you said Davis has only lost one in the UFC, he lost to Guilard too

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