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  • Mr.COD posted 378 days ago

    Mr.COD

    Again, I'll revert to my last line. You're not a proper MMA fan if you let to amount of decisions or finishes a fighter gets dictates your thoughts on them and MMA.

    There is nothing wrong with a fight going to a decision. You've got to understand, these guys you're mentioning - Evans, Edgar, Maynard - , it's not like they're fighting scrubs, they're fighting the best in the world. Let's take a look at the fighter each of them defeated last. Rashad Evans fought and beat Dan Henderson at UFC 161, a man who's never been knocked out and has only been submitted three times in his entire career, something Rashad Evans isn't particularly skilled at. Did you watch that fight? It was a pretty good fight considering what happened to the event Rashad Evans was really looking for the finish in the third round. Gray Maynard last beat Clay Guida, again, a man who's never been knocked out. He's been submitted a fair few times, something Maynard isn't particularly known for. Since the last person Frankie Edgar beat was Maynard and he finished him, let's go back to UFC 112 & UFC 118 and B.J. Penn. B.J. Penn was knocked out once and that was nearly seven years ago by Matt Hughes.

    You see. Bouts between top guys rarely result in finishes unless you're a Heavyweight. You'll get the odd few, but it's rare. You mention Nick Diaz as well. Do you realize Diaz hasn't fought much top competition? He likes to toot his own horn with all of this stuff but when he's up against a top guy he lay-and-prays stand-up style. Seriously, look at his resume, he knocked out Robbie Lawler back in 2004 when they were both rookies, he knocked out a well past it Frank Shamrock in 2009. The only person you'd argue was a top competitor in their weight class at the time when Nick Diaz knocked him out was Paul Daley in 2011. Don't buy into him complaining about wrestlers, Georges St-Pierre gave him over 13-minutes stand up and he did nothing with it. He trains with two high level wrestlers in Jake Shields and Gilbert Melendez and he still doesn't bother to train in it.

    Just think about it man.

  • Mr.COD posted 379 days ago

    Mr.COD

    I don't understand this unemployed wrestler thing, you say it in every article and it's absolutely ridiculous. Amateur Wrestlers don't get paid, hence the word "amateur". He's an EMPLOYED MIXED-MARTIAL ARTIST. R

    If he's an unemployed wrestler then so is Cain Velasquez, Stipe Miocic, Daniel Cormier, Rashad Evans, Chael Sonnen, Jon Jones, Matt Hamill, Ryan Bader, Dan Henderson, Phil Davis, Mark Munoz, CB Dollaway, Tom Lawlor, Chris Weidman, Derek Brunson, Josh Koscheck, Georges St-Pierre, Johny Hendricks, Mike Pierce, Jake Ellenberger, Nate Marquardt, Nick Catone, Jake Shields, Brian Ebersole, Kenny Robertson, Tyron Woodley, Diego Sanchez, Jim Miller, Benson Henderson, Gray Maynard, Sean Sherk, Ramsey Nijem, Tony Ferguson, Daron Cruickshank, Mike Rio, Justin Salas, Pat Healy, Ryan Couture, Gilbert Melendez, Clay Guida, Mike Brown, Nik Lentz, Chad Mendes, Ricardo Lamas, Darren Elkins, Matt Grice, Dennis Bermudez, Urijah Faber, Scott Jorgensen, Dominick Cruz, Brian Bowles, Eddie Wineland, Brian Caraway, TJ Dillashaw, Johny Bedford, Sara McMann, Miesha Tate, Joseph Benavidez, Demetrious Johnson, John Dodson, Darren Uyenoyama, John Moraga, Tim Elliot.

    Those are all fighters on the current UFC roster who have a Wrestling background whether in be in High School, Junior College or at NCAA or NAIA level in College. I may have even missed some. Now including Edgar, we are looking at six current UFC Champions, three former UFC Champions, nine former Champions of other Major MMA Promotions, 11 former Former UFC Title Challengers, three upcoming UFC Title Chellengers, seven current top 10 p-4-p fighters in the UFC and 37 current top 10 divisional fighters in the UFC.

    Oh and Mark Coleman, Dan Severn, Randy Couture, Kevin Randleman, Pete Williams, Josh Barnett, Ricco Rodriguez, Tim Sylvia, Gan McGee, Frank Mir, Justin Eilers, Jeff Monson, Brock Lesnar, Shane Carwin, Kevin Jackson, Tito Ortiz, Evan Tanner, Ken Shamrock, Chuck Liddell, Matt Lindland, David Terrell, Pat Miletich, Matt Hughes, Frank Trigg, Jon Fitch, Jens Pulver, Dennis Hallman, Joe Stevenson.

    All Former UFC Champions or Title Challengers, all "Unemployed Wrestlers" according to you. You don't like the guy, I get that, but that is a ridiculous thing to say since most successful Mixed-Martial Artists come from a competitive wrestling background

    You're not a proper MMA fan either if you let the amount of finishes or decisions a fighter gets dictate your thoughts on him.