I see you're not a Guida fan and you tried backing your opinion why.
I can respect that.
Even though i don't neccessarilly agree with that.
Like i've said: i'm not a big Guida fan, but i don't know why he gets s*it on all of a sudden, for winning a fight using the current rules against one of the biggest prospects in all of MMA.
If someone expected Guida to keep the fight standing with Pettis, that someone doesn't know much about MMA.
If someone expected Guida to have a BJJ war with Pettis, that someone was also very wrong.
What is Guida's biggest strength?! His wrestling!
WHat is Pettis' biggest weakness?! His wrestling!
===> combine these two facts and you get the idea why Guida fought the way he did, using the current rules.
SOme people just don't understand his performance, because they were used to seeing him being that wreckles fighter, always pushing forward, trying to start a war, f*ck the defense ---> just go out there and make it a war.
That's what a fighter does when he encounters someone who is more skilled/gifted/talented than he is.
That's what happened to Guida against Florian, Huerta, Sanchez or Griffin.
Maybe Guida said: enough with that. Maybe he thought deserves better than this.
He needed discipline and a solid game plame to go along with his skill set and natural abillities.
And that's what he got when becoming a member of Greg Jackson's team.
He won 3 fights by stoppage, even after becoming a Jackson fighter, but his opponents weren't on Pettis' level.
That's why he had to apply a different strategy for this fight. One that was meant to shut Pettis down where he posed the biggest danger for Guida: on the feet and on the ground, avoiding submissions.
He did a great job of that and he won the fight.
For once, Guida put his own interests above others' - winning first, excitement second - and he gets a lot of hate for that.
Imagine this: Guida going out there, wreckless - like in the Sanchez fight - and getting KO'd or subbed early.
How stupid would he have looked afterwards?! Knowing you can beat the other fighter using your strength, instead losing the fight, because you wanted to put on a show...?!?!