I still think CroCop has the talent to have an impact on the heavyweight division in the UFC. But he needs to make some serious changes, changes that I am not sure he will be open to.
First, he really needs to take some time off and get his head together. He just doesn't seem psychologically strong, which is so important in fightng. In his Dos Santos fight it seemed like he was hesitant t pull the trigger. He needs to get his confidence back.
Second, and equally important, he needs to move to the U.S. and get a real training camp. He isn't training with the calibur of fighters that other UFC stars are now, and it shows. The only way I see him winning int he UFC again is if he takes the time and move to the U.S. to train at ATT, Team Jackson or Xtreme Couture. Yes, his striking is great. But it hasn't been great in a cage and he needs a great coach that can help him get used to the cage and use the cage to his strengths.
If he does these 2 things, I think he could do some damage.
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