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Old 12-12-2008, 02:16 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I agree but if GSP vs BJ is a war and the winner is hurt Alves might not want to sit out till August/September.
yeh...as i said, it'd be a fun fight...but kos is a better striker than swick is IMO....and he got worked pretty bad standing...

even w/ the 7" reach adv swick would have...alve's legs are longer and alve's mostly uses kicks to set up big punches
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That's not what I've heard Swick is supposed to be clearly the best striker at WW in AKA.

Swick has some serious Muay Thai he spends a lot of time in Thailand improving it too.

Swick vs Alves would be interesting closer then a lot of people think.
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I actually think Swick would have a good shot in this fight. He has real good striking and can move. Id like to see it.

Swick > Kos at striking imo
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To be fair if he keeps working in Thailand he will face much nastier kicks then Thiago can offer.
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i'm sure it won't hurt, and altho it's an overused cliche in mma, alves is just on another level standing....
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I wouldn't go that far I mean Swick has never been outstruck by anyone but Leben and he just got caught.
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Alves earned his shot and should be fighting for the title next, why fighting and taking the risk of loosing so close to his goal? Can't he wait 6 months?
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i would. the only time he's faced a striker anywhere near alves' level he was fighting a one armed marcus davis and everything he was throwing was just to keep davis away .... he's also never finished a fight or even looked good against healthy top level competition ...
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i would. the only time he's faced a striker anywhere near alves' level he was fighting a one armed marcus davis and everything he was throwing was just to keep davis away .... he's also never finished a fight or even looked good against healthy top level competition ...
To be fair, who has Alves faught that is considered a striker? Fisher? It might have been awhile ago but he got worked in the standup in that fight.

Both fighters have never faught strikers like each other b4
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David Louiseau is IMO a Thiago Alves level striker.

Swick's height IMO would give Thiago a lot of trouble.
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