Originally Posted by Floyd
O'Brien is a joke if he thinks he deserves a title shot anytime soon. Yeah he may have some wrestling skills but I do not consider this guy to be a legit MMA fighter. I'm sure some of you are tired of hearing that he just "lay'd and prayed" but that's exactly what he did. I'm a BIG fan of the ground game and feel that is the most technical side of MMA but what O'Brien did was just plain boring. All he did was use his wrestling skills to take down Herring and hold him there. If that's not what laying and praying is, tell me what is? It seemed to me that he has no MMA skills besides wrestling and I personally don't consider wrestling to be part of martial arts. I understand that wrestling is part of the MMA game now but if that's all you got well maybe then you should just stick to wrestling. He won the fight simply because the judges in the UFC gives credit for the takedowns regardless of what they do with it. There was NO dominating in that fight whatsoever and using that word to describe that fight I feel is a stretch.
This is full on inconsistencies. You are trying to placate both sides of the debate. You are a BIG fan of the ground game, it is technical, but wrestlers should stick to wrestling???? what?? You want your matches without Sambo, Greco-Roman, and Free Style wrestling however you are a big fan of the ground game?
I agree Obrien needs to learn to strike but don't critcize his style because you are not a fan of wrestling. Obrien doesn't care what any of us think about his style, were fans, and he beat Heath Herring.