Originally Posted by sleeptones
just look at randy couture he took chuck down easily over and over again. tito could have
Randy is stronger and has more experience with take downs then Tito does. But here it is agian, Chuck showed (in his last two fights with Randy) that chasing after him and forcing takedowns doesn't work. As someone stated before he's great at throwing stuffing jabs and crosses on big shoots. If you get by those his sprawl is always ready.
Tito is also nervous. He lost to chuck in the past and he didn't want to lose agian which can put a lot of people into a defensive mode of fighting. That's one of the reasons he protects his oversized melon so much when the combos come in. What he should have been doing is moving his feet to get out of distance so he can be ready for the shoot or counters. But since Tito doesn't have the ability to recognize opens for counters just yet it's not likely you'll see many.
Almost every BJJ and grappler that's fought Chuck has been forced to stand with him. Chuck has a simple, effective style that will win him many more fights. Chuck has yet to face someone that can hold their own in a stand up besides Jeremy Horn and Vitor Belfort (and the loss to Rampage). If Rampage can't get it done look for up coming fighters that have strong kicks/leg kicks and are able to get inside for the clinch. Someone with a good muay tai back ground and some judo thrown in would make for a great opponent agianst Chuck. Maybe a good version of Vitor Belfort even.