Originally Posted by Sicilian_Esq
When people say Frank looked great, I hope they mean "Muscle and Fitness" wise, b/c that extra armor is bogging him down incredibly. Nelson had 1 or two good shots on him, and he looked like he had been through the ringer.
Velasquez would run right through either of these guys. The cardio alone would be the difference maker.
Well I agree and the sad part is if Roy would have been in better condition he did get what he wanted he gasses Mir out, unfortunately he gassed first and completely.
but I attribute that to Mirs improved wrestling and stand up, win or lose Mir has once again made improvements in his technique and skills.
I underestimated Mirs drive to get back in a championship bout, wont do that again. He absolutely has to fix his cardio issue, other than that he looks primed to me.
Roy got hit with some huge shots, if I'm him that's something to address however I dont blame his gut for his cardio its more of a combo of Mir being so big and imposing his will wrestling, along with the big shots and knees I honestly would not be upset with any other fighter for being gasses after two rounds of pounding and defensive grappling so I guess I dont see how ppl put it all on Roy like mir didn't MAKE him gas IDK.
I do think it would help to lose the gut, of coarse it will but its not going to make Roy a "whole new fighter" Remeber the fit he threw with Rashad? In a nutshell that why Roy will never make it to the next gear although he's still one of my favorite fighters.
P.S. Dana is being a dick about the fight and IMO thats BS Rampage and Hamil had lull's in the action and at points was downright boring, IDK.