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On TUF 4 Mark DellaGrotte is going to help George St. Pierre and Randy Couture train the fighters. This man is not a fighter for the UFC but the lead instructor and owner of the Sityodtong USA branch. This particular camp is very heavy in teaching Mauy Thai boxing. DelleGrotte fought here in the US and Thailand but thier is no record of him fighting in the UFC (It's possible it could happen soon). He trained TUF fighters like Sam Hoger, Jorge Rivera, Stephan Bonnar, and Kenny Florian in Mauy Thai. It should be interesting in getting to know this man during the course of the show!
 
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i dont think were gunna learn to much about the choches this year. this time its more focused on the fighters past and there training
 
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i dont think were gunna learn to much about the choches this year. this time its more focused on the fighters past and there training
I agree. When seeing the first episode I was suprised how little they showed coaching of GSP and Couture. I have a feeling there roles will be rather tiny. These guys already know what I takes to win even though some of them suck so I figure they'll be to cocky to take advise from coaches.
 

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ME And Mark Dellagrotte WenT To The Same High School, He Graduated Like 10 Years B4 Me, So I Dont Really Know Him, But I Used To See Him Around My Town All The Time..he Was Heavyweight Muay Tai Champ In Thailand, And I Think He Might Be Still A Top 10 Middleweight
 

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ME And Mark Dellagrotte WenT To The Same High School, He Graduated Like 10 Years B4 Me, So I Dont Really Know Him, But I Used To See Him Around My Town All The Time..he Was Heavyweight Muay Tai Champ In Thailand, And I Think He Might Be Still A Top 10 Middleweight
If this guy is as good as you say, then the UFC should hire him. The middleweight division needs some new talent in a bad way and Rich needs some real compitition. I'm sorry but Chris Leban is not going to cut it.
 

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If this guy is as good as you say, then the UFC should hire him. The middleweight division needs some new talent in a bad way and Rich needs some real compitition. I'm sorry but Chris Leban is not going to cut it.
HE TRAINS KENFLO, BUT HE IS ONLY A MUAY TAI FIGHTER, I DONT THINK HES FAUGHT IN MMA, HE WOULD PROBABLY LOSE
 

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Mark's a great guy and an incredible trainer. My cousin has known him for years and he and my brother are both training with Mark. A lot of people have asked him about competitive MMA fighting, but he likes focusing on training fighters.
 

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I know that this is going to sound weird, but I think Dellagrotte would smash Franklin. I was really excited to see how Rich would do against a fantastic Thai boxer, but he proved that he's not really at that level.

In reality, Dellagrotte's standup may be better than Anderson's, but that would be one helluva match. I think Anderson would take him down and tap him out pretty easily, but both of these guys have sick Thai skills.
 

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I think most world class Thai boxers could steamroll through any of the so called UFC "champions". It's laughable the way these guys come running in head first, arms flailing, lunging for leg grabs, etc...the fights would be short and sweet and a lot of UFC careers would come to an abrupt end.
 

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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.
 
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