Join Date: May 2006
Location: New York City, New York
Well, that's why I think Vera is going to have a very successful career in MMA. He's a great Thai boxer, world class, who has the common sense to give some credibility to his ground game with BJJ, though I haven't seen it used yet.
I really think that of all sports to come into MMA from, Thai Boxing and Freeform Grappling (like Abu Dhabi) are probably the best. I definitely think that Vera is next in line for the title shot at the winner of Monson/Sylvia, if he doesn't drop down. He beats Sylvia standing and on the ground, and I think his Thai is world's better than Monson's, regardless of Jeff's notable boxing credentials.
I'd love to see a guy with the experience and credentials of Dellagrotte fight in the UFC. I think it would give some real challenges to the guys who are big on KO's.