Originally Posted by Ares
Herring has not fought in PRIDE for two years and three months. He is not a PRIDE fighter.
You could say that about CroCop, because his last fight was actually in PRIDE.
Overall, Heath's performance was terrible, but styles make fights.
What I do not understand is why the UFC contracted that O'Brien guy. This guy is BORING!
I know Jake from highschool and I have seen almost every one of his fights. He usually is a lot more active and fun to watch. To be honest though lets look at the situation.
Jake was set up against Herring to get beat down.
Jake was dominating Herring on the ground and doing whatever he wanted to him.
Even when they were standing up for the first minute and a half of the 1st round, it was more boring than Jake dominating him on the ground.
Jake knew that he had the fight won as long as he didn't make any stupid mistakes, so why and try and go for more than you must to get the win?
There was no reason for Jake to try and do anything more than he did because there was no way Herring was going to beat him on the ground. Jake usually is more fun to watch though, so give him some time before you make your judgements. He hold the record for the fastest KO in the United Fight League. He can throw also, he's not just a wrestler, but once again why play to your opponets strength?