Face that runs the place
- Jan 8, 2013
- Reaction score
- Wilmington, DE
- Fav. Players
- Balotelli, Romagnoli, Robben
Age is one factor, I definitely don't see him making significant improvements in his game unless he takes significant time off to just train.
Another one is mentality. What bothers me is the amount of talking Woodley has done in public whether its regarding how he's promoted or drama with other people. It would be one thing to talk all that shit but constantly improving yourself (like Connor), but I think Woodley genuinely thought he could ride his current skillset into GOAT status .
He clearly was not prepared to be getting himself out of those clinch and close-quartered positions, and his gameplan to "prevent" those said clinches and takedowns was basically to do what he did which was not do anything . For someone who is a division 1 wrestler with as many accolades as he had, I sure was expecting him to impose himself on Usman.
I think how he reacts from this fight is key. Time to get off the Twitter and back in the lab.
As for the finish, it's been discussed to death. One thing though, Cruz was absolutely incorrect in that because the arm was over his face there is no chance of Lawler being choked. You absolutely can go out from being choked over the face, especially as hard as Ben was cranking and as good of a grip as he got on Robbie's head. Herb made the right call for me.
would be interesting but if yoel fights DC. DC would maul him. clinch pressure wrestler with iron chin, power and speed. DC would trounce yoel and I love both. Jones should beat Yoel via decision comfortably imo. Despite Yoel being athletic, freakishly strong and flexible, I just don't see how he beats Jones because Jones's cardio is probably the best in the game.
I never really liked him as a fighter and always thought he was a bit weird, but I really hope he gets the help he needs.
Can we finally stop pretending Darren Till is a good fighter
While Pettis had a decent strategy with the leg kicks and waiting for his opening, i'd wager that it wouldn't work 9 times out of 10.
WB was too tentative, he should have went in for the kill a lot earlier. But that's his style i guess, and when he got a little bit too loose with his dancing around, he got ko'ed.
Shame really, he is one of the few specialist that are so high level.
And yeah Pettis will get murdered against wrestlers, he has no business at this weight.