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Thiago Alves 24 80.00%
Rick Story 6 20.00%
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post #101 of 104 (permalink) Old 05-29-2011, 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted by AlphaDawg View Post
Meh. I wouldn't necessarily say Hathaway is that good, just that he has the perfect style to beat Story. As we saw last night, Story's gas tank is suspect and his takedown defense isn't that good. Guys like Hathaway, Ellenberger, Fitch etc should beat him pretty easily.

EDIT: Granted I haven't actually seen Hathaway vs Story but I'm just assuming he got outgrappled to a decision.
Story has bad cardio? ROFL come on now, most fighters cant keep the pace he did in that fight and take those shots to boot...

To say his Cardio is lacking from what we saw in that fight seems uneducated at best.

I didn't see a cardio deficit in that fight from Story.

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GSP-Diaz Fitch-Story and Kos-Shields, let's do it.
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post #103 of 104 (permalink) Old 05-29-2011, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by mattandbenny View Post
I think everyone can see now that Thiago Alves is very overrated. He seems to have lost all his aggressiveness aswell, he had Story hurt a couple of time in the 3rd round and he still just circled and didn't go in for the kill, when he was clearly 2 rounds down.

I'm not a fan of Story, he's quite a boring fighter generally (by boring, i mean he doesn't throw many punches/attempt submissions when having Alves on the ground or up against the fence) and reminds me a lot of Fitch, but he gets the job done and is a very big welterweight who will cause lots of guys problems.

I'd give Alves someone like Ellenberger next, and Story has gotta be top 8 now, so he should get someone like Koscheck or A Johnson.
Is this the first time you have seen Story fight? He is the most exciting of all the wrestlers at 170.

I think your criticism of Alves is unfair also. It is easy to say go in for the kill but Story wasn't on wobbly legs at any point. He was walking Alves down winging power shots of his own while getting hammered with those brutal strikes. If you are landing the way Alves was the smart thing to do there isn't to start brawling and being super aggressive because you will walk into Story's punches and probably get KOed. It isn't Alves fault Story has a monster chin he would be the champ right now if he landed like that on GSP and Fitch.
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F**** I hate Rick Story!!!! That was impressive as a performance as we have seen in forever but dammit I had this fight as my lock and played most of my other bets in parlays with it to increase my winnings and Story dropped a big stinky steamer on those plans.

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