it's also pretty funny hearing people say Vinny has sick BJJ when he hasn't even used any of it against a real opponent yet.
You don't go and win several bjj championship without having sick bjj. He is freakin 23 years old too, that to me equals huge potential. We have yet to see how well he can transfer that sick bjj to mma though, because there is world class bjj black belts like Matt Serra whose bjj is defensively nearly flawless, but doesn't get enough support from his wrestling skills to be as effective offensively.
I got Vinny to win the show!! People say his standup is bad, but he won he fight vs Rashad's brother standing.. broke his ribs with a kick!
Vinny has the potential to be a real contended at LHW, once he starts to improve his wrestling and striking I could honestly see him with the belt one day. He's like Maia at lhw
Exactly. When I watch TUF I don't only try to guess who wins the show. Im trying to match up the potential winners against top 10 guys of their weight class at the same time, and Vinny is by far the guy with most potential.
He needs toget rid of the gun shyness though, because toss him a guy like Wandy, Rampage Shogun or even Liddell and they will seriously kill him. Imagine him in say 3 years with some hardcore wrestling and kickboxing training though, scary eh?
We'll see can he win the show though, he has the tools for it, but that gunshyness can be his downfall.
His standup isn't that bad either though, his leg movement was pretty nice and he wasn't flat footed like at all on that fight. He was being too evasive though which made it boring. Really hoping that he wins though, because he does have most potential.