Originally Posted by Soojooko
How can McCorkle be so superior on the ground, when Struve swept him like he was a 10 year old? Gassed or not... you dont get swept like that unless you suck. Struve is better than McCorkle everywhere, with or without any gas.
Same reason why every fighter loses to a lesser one if his cardio isn't there or if his own expectations are too high.
When you aren't in shape you are not half the fighter you used to be. History has shown this many, many times.
Cardio is the most important aspect of a fighter! No matter how good you are, you gonna lose if you gas out like that.
You should rewatch the fight again. McCrokle easily took Struve down and locked the Kimura in and almost dislocated his shoulder. You could see that his ground skills were far superior. Then after jenking and jenking on it, he had to let go and was completely out of it because of his empty cardio tank.
It was an embarrassment actually!