I'm on this train for sure. I've been a fan of Nam Phan since this season started. I had a feeling that his whole "jogging around for long periods of time on his off time" idea would pay off. The guy knows that conditioning is almost always a problem on the ultimate fighter and he is utilizing that to his advantage. I like how he utilizes body punches as well. I don't see someone doing that often, but he does, and it works well for him obviously. I think the reason he doesn't get broken easily is because he has been knocked out before and has the experience to know that these things happen. He still has great hands and some power of his own when he mixes in those body punches. Dana White was right, he is well rounded. He has good hands, great conditioning, experience, and is also a BJJ black belt.
I hope he wins the tournament this season, although he still has to go up against some tough prospects. It's not over yet.
On a side note, why were a lot of people picking McKenzie by submission in the first round by guillotine choke? Nam is a BJJ black belt and has never been submitted. People shouldn't get fascinated by the hype so easily in my opinion.
Psalm 30:5 "For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning."
Top 3 Favorite Fighters
1. Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell
2. Glover Teixeira
3. Demian Maia