So it would be surprising to you if one of the best MMA submission artists was to pull off a submission against, what was it, a purple bet? lol
I can see Nog loosing, sure. Maybe he will get GnP ala Brock Lesner style. But I sure as hell wont be surprised when cain gets Anaconda chocked out and goes a wonderfull shade of purple.
theres guys with purple belts from joe blow down the street and then theres guy who have elite wrestling backgrounds who know already before learning BJJ how to control ppl and maintain position on the ground then they go out and in 17 months become a BJJ world champion at any level?? Cain isnt Big Timmy, Schilt or Mirko, he has VERY LEGIT grappling background coupled with being a bjj prodigy.
To simply dismiss it as "some purple belt gonna stop Big Nogs BJJ LOL" is a pretty simplistic way to look at it. Nog usually takes beatings to sub guys without much BJJ or grappling skills, Cain is gonna be much harder to do and i would say it would be by far his most impressive sub of his career, not name wise since obv Cain isnt the name Mirko once was but skillwise, Cains skillset makes it look like he will be very hard to sub, high level wrestling + high level purple belt + amazing cardio.
o well, we wont have to wait long to see. Cain deserves more respect from alot of ppl then he is getting, the hype isnt for nothing and it isnt from fanboys, its from his camp and ppl that trained with him.
like i said, ill take the purple belt with a world championship tourny win under his belt before i take say Rashad Evans and his black belt seriously.