I think Nogueira has to stop standing and trading blows with his opponents. There is a general opinion that if a fighter stands and bangs then the fans love him more and the win is possibly deemed more convincing. I think Nogueira is buying into this after looking at his four UFC fights.
Nogueira should train on his shot and clinch work to take fights to the ground and do what he does best, world class JJ.
I mean who didnt like the Pride Nogueira who would willingly fall on his back and let guys into his guard. Many MMA fighters expend loads of energy and give everything to not be that position. Nogueira has a beautiful ground game and im really pissed that we didnt really get to see it aginst Mir and Velasquez.
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