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Old 01-12-2007, 12:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Rashad would be a close second. I think if the 2 would fight Bisping would pick him apart standing up, obviously Rashad would want to get him to the ground, but most of the Bisping fights I've seen he's been proven to get out of scary situations, and obviously does well on his back...it would be a good fight but I think Bisping would take him.

That's not downing Rashad though, guy has loads of potential as well..just Bisping, man I just can't say enough about that dude.

Of course Koscheck and Diego are in the mix as well, unfortunately for them they are in a killer division.
bisping pick evans apart on the stand up? brad imes at 6`7 was losing the standup battle to rashad, and he has greatly improved since then. i don't know why there is such a common belief that rashad evans is some sort of wrestler ground n pound fighter, because he is very well rounded, has very quick hands, and is explosive as ****
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Old 01-12-2007, 03:10 PM   #12 (permalink)
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bisping pick evans apart on the stand up? brad imes at 6`7 was losing the standup battle to rashad, and he has greatly improved since then. i don't know why there is such a common belief that rashad evans is some sort of wrestler ground n pound fighter, because he is very well rounded, has very quick hands, and is explosive as ****
I can see your point. I am still amazed Rashad stood with Brad Imes like he did. Imes skill level wasn't great but the size.....man. And then Rashad moves to LHW! But I don't think that is analogous to how the stand up would go with Bisping. I agree with the droog, Alex, that Bisping would win the stand up. Bispings stand up is fun to watch and you can tell he is loving every minute of it. Bisping would win the stand up but I feel like Rashad could get Bisping down.
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I can see your point. I am still amazed Rashad stood with Brad Imes like he did. Imes skill level wasn't great but the size.....man. And then Rashad moves to LHW! But I don't think that is analogous to how the stand up would go with Bisping. I agree with the droog, Alex, that Bisping would win the stand up. Bispings stand up is fun to watch and you can tell he is loving every minute of it. Bisping would win the stand up but I feel like Rashad could get Bisping down.
I'm not denying that Bisping's standup is better than Rashads, just trying to get my point across that people should definitely not underestimate Rashad Evans standup and explosiveness.
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I'm not denying that Bisping's standup is better than Rashads, just trying to get my point across that people should definitely not underestimate Rashad Evans standup and explosiveness.
Absolutely agree I bet you are as frustrated as I am that we are getting Evans v. ugh...Salma--...ugh Salmonotgonnaworkhereanymore!
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bisping pick evans apart on the stand up? brad imes at 6`7 was losing the standup battle to rashad, and he has greatly improved since then. i don't know why there is such a common belief that rashad evans is some sort of wrestler ground n pound fighter, because he is very well rounded, has very quick hands, and is explosive as ****
I never said Rashad was a pure wrestler, his stand-up has improved no doubt, and he is an explosive fighter, but Bispings striking clearly overmatches Rashads, I think if they were on their feet the majority of the time Bisping would pick him apart, of course that wouldn't be Rashads gameplan, so it would be a good fight...I still would see Bisping coming out the winner.
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I like Bisping but damn man if Evans hits Bisping like he hit Brad its lights out for him. Evans is very explosive, damn.
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I like Bisping but damn man if Evans hits Bisping like he hit Brad its lights out for him. Evans is very explosive, damn.
Yes, but one reason why Evans was able to land so many big blows was because Imes was gassed going into the second round...

Bisping has insane cardio, waay better defense than Brad Imes, and waaay better striking.

If Bisping lands any combinations what so ever it could be lights out for Evans. Bisping has crazy combos.
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Dude i know. Just read my sig, thats what i think of him. But IF one of those lightning fast punched gets through....i really hate saying that, I wonder how good is his recovery? Im sure its good because of his great cardio
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Bisping looks like a beast so far. He is undefeated and has won all of his fights by KO. I cannot speak for his fights in the U.K., because I have never seen them, but Bisping has to beat a quality opponent before we can say that he is the real deal. All his matches on TUF were against cans and Eric Schafer is B- fighter. I would like to see him fight Forrest or Bonner to get an idea on how good he is.

If he struggles with them then he needs a few fights before facing guys like Tito, Rashad, Jardine or Babalu.
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I like Bisping, he has shown some nice skills, however i cant say i was too impressed with his performance at 66. He was getting taken down left right and center. I would have thought training with Matt Hamil and Ortiz he would have developed better take down defense.
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