I don't know how anyone can honestly be a fan of Clay Guida. This Guy used to be fun to watch at least. Now he just goes in there and literally holds on without inflicting any real damage.At no time do I seem him trying to better his position, go for submissions, and rain down some Chael Sonnen GnP.
He will never be Champ. He can't outwrestle Frankie, Gray, Gilbert. On top of that..these guys will put a beating on HIM. He should of just stayed a fan fav. and put on exciting fights. I could care less if this guy shows up on a PPV. It's worse then Jon Fitch.
"Used to?!?!" ... LMAO
This was his first fight he "didn't go crazy" since...forever.
14 UFC fights - 6 awards. I believe he has the highest award percentage for fighters with over 10 fights in hte UFC.
In his previous 6 fights - prior to the Pettis fight - he won 4 awards - 2 FOTN (one being FOTY 2009) and 2 SOTN awards.
And his fight with dos Anjos was a favourite to win FOTN awards, except dos Anjos had that jaw injury.
You are clearly trolling - or you don't have clue what you're talking about...so i will just stop here and focus my attention on people who are reasonable.
PS: enjoy being RED!
Originally Posted by Emericanaddict
There are ways to beat Clay quite obviously you just have to be ready for his tenacity. Dude definitely doesn't deserve the hate. He's just out there fighting for his livelihood and our entertainment. He doesn't have to open himself up to even more brutal punishment just for our enjoyment, especially if he can avoid it and win.
I say get over it and quit blaming the fighter. At least they have the balls to train and enter the ring vs. sitting behind a computer mouthing inflammatory remarks which should be directed at those who set the rules for the match in the first place.
To be fair I think this is his first fight in recent memory that he hasn't been able to improve position or inflict gnp. That was mostly due to Pettis. It's already been explained how important this fight was for him. He was barely able to stay on top without getting subbed. Opening up any more he would have lost position.
Not the most fun thing to watch, but makes sense if you're Guida. FYI I thought the fight was very entertaining. I kept thinking Pettis was going to get the sub. Some of those kicks he did were awesome to watch even if they didn't connect. All and all I thought it was a very entertaining fight.
It was a great ground battle, one MMA newbies can look at and learn a few things, about how to defend subs from top position and how to work from the bottom.
Sadly, a lot of people still don't udnerstand this aspect of today's MMA.
They're just stuck in the "UFC 1-15 timezone".