Originally Posted by Aaronyman
2 weeks....the same that alves had to train for kos....kos was already training for yoshida and alves was training for diego...kos was supposed to be a worse style matchup for alves and alves still pwned him
How do you figure that Kos was a worse style matchup? That makes no sense to me. I would think with Diego's traditional boxing style (that also includes great knees) and his relentless grappling and GnP game he would be worse for Thiago than a guy who relies on one punch and some takedown + lay n pray methods.
Kos and Diego have similar fighting styles in the sense that they both like to keep it standing for a lil while and then go for takedowns, one of them is a great wrestler with good control (Kos) and the other is a good wrestler with great grappling and GnP (Diego). On the other hand, Yoshida and Alves are two fighters with completely different styles and gameplans. Not even comparable in the least IMO.
I'm not saying Alves sucks nor am I trying to take anything away from his win over Kos I'm just sayin that just cuz he looked good against Kos doesn't NECCESSARILY make him as great as some of you guys are letting on. He is definately a really good fighter, just don't think he's on GSP, Fitch, or Penn's level yet. Eventually, just not yet.