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Old 04-08-2010, 02:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Chuck did his homework

After watching last nights episode, I have realized that Chuck has done his homework in terms of picking fighters. Throughout that episode, Dana obviously disagreed with me, but I think that Chuck knows what he is doing.

Dana said something about Tito picking most of the fighters that won their fights in the first round which I didn't think made the case that he picked the right fighters. If anything, picking fighters that won their fights in the first 30 seconds or so is a bad idea. If you disagree, let me just say this. Even D level fighters can win a fight in 30 seconds depending on the competition they face. It happens all the time. I don't think that it really tells you a lot about the fighter. A lot of one hit wonders have been in the UFC and demolished their opponent in very quick time, but then when in fights where they actually have to work and put in effort, they get demolished themselves.

Chuck did his homework by not only watching his fighters in action before hand, but also by looking up their records online and seeing what they are all about. Just because a fighter doesn't knock out his opponent in under a minute, that doesn't mean that he will be less of a threat than guys who did during the season, and Chuck knows that.

I'm looking forward to seeing some of these fighters get tested against competition that won't get put away with ease. I don't think that us seeing them finish an opponent quickly shows us that much about their overall skill sets other than how much power and aggressiveness they have. Now if they can do that consistently like guys like Junior Dos Santos and Shane Carwin have, it would be a different story then. Although at the moment, that isn't the case.

I think this season will be a lot closer than some people on this season may think.
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Old 04-08-2010, 02:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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After watching last nights episode, I have realized that Chuck has done his homework in terms of picking fighters. Throughout that episode, Dana obviously disagreed with me, but I think that Chuck knows what he is doing.

Dana said something about Tito picking most of the fighters that won their fights in the first round which I didn't think made the case that he picked the right fighters. If anything, picking fighters that won their fights in the first 30 seconds or so is a bad idea. If you disagree, let me just say this. Even D level fighters can win a fight in 30 seconds depending on the competition they face. It happens all the time. I don't think that it really tells you a lot about the fighter. A lot of one hit wonders have been in the UFC and demolished their opponent in very quick time, but then when in fights where they actually have to work and put in effort, they get demolished themselves.

Chuck did his homework by not only watching his fighters in action before hand, but also by looking up their records online and seeing what they are all about. Just because a fighter doesn't knock out his opponent in under a minute, that doesn't mean that he will be less of a threat than guys who did during the season, and Chuck knows that.

I'm looking forward to seeing some of these fighters get tested against competition that won't get put away with ease. I don't think that us seeing them finish an opponent quickly shows us that much about their overall skill sets other than how much power and aggressiveness they have. Now if they can do that consistently like guys like Junior Dos Santos and Shane Carwin have, it would be a different story then. Although at the moment, that isn't the case.

I think this season will be a lot closer than some people on this season may think.
have to agree with you on this one.
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The only thing I disagree with is that all of his fighters are going to have a serious reach disadvantage.
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Old 04-08-2010, 02:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Most of them will look to take it too the ground anyway.
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We'll have to see how that goes. Some fighters don't use their reach to their advantage properly. See Struve vs. Nelson for example. Tito seems to have some decent strikers so far on his team so I'm sure he will be looking to utilize that advantage by emphasizing on it during training.

Although as we all know, once the fight hits the ground, it isn't much of an advantage anymore.
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I would have picked my team similiar way Tito did, or atleast he picked few of the guys that impressed me most on their first fights. However I have done no research on the guys on the show like Chuck did so odds are he actually did pick more experienced and talented guys after all.
We'll see... Both of them are great coaches with great success on their previous coaching seasons so Im sure we wont see another Rampage-style coaching fail this time around. Maybe Tito indeed used his first pick advantage well and ends up pulling a win here, but so far Chuck is leading the show. ^^
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I was thinking maybee Chuck chose the smaller guys that can make weight easily. last time he was on the show he had the fat team struggling to cut weight.
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It looked to me like most of the guys with the fast finishes were fighting really awful cans. Infact I don't know why they did a fight-in since it seemed like they set the guys they wanted to win up with crap competition and the only person who broke through was that guy who looks like a veteran of bum fights. Chuck did the right thing in doing some research on them and it looked to me like he got the best grapplers as well which is probably the smart thing in 10 minute fights.
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Maybe it's just me, but getting to pick the match up is more important then getting to pick the fighters. I don't get why Tito would decide to pick first instead of getting to pick the first match up.
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Well I am kinda confused as to when Dana said Tito got all the guys that won in the first round... Didnt Brad Tavares win in the first round and he is on Chuck's team? I don't know about all the fighters but it will be harder for chuck to pick winning fights though.. Think he will capatalize on Chris Cammozzi being hurt?
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