Kenpo kickboxing which follows international kickboxing rules. (Really it is international kickboxing rule set).
Anyway, everything I've found of his on the youtubes seems to be shiny pants rules. Which isn't to say he doesn't know what a leg kick looks like. Just that I want to see him deal with a better class of striker before I hop on the hype train.
Whatever his response to a leg kick gameplan is, it's doubtful he's never seen them. Training at high level camps does nothing if not expose you to all kinds of ****.
Originally Posted by Neo Sigma
Originally Posted by Sarcastro
Gabetuno, you may have a point but....dangit I just enjoy watching Nick flail around the cage like an angry two year old. It's like GSP Koscheck II. Yes it would have been great if GSP went for the kill. But watching Koscheck get jabbed in the face never gets old. Similarly, it was fun to watch Nick mentally melt down as he tried to decipher a game plan that wasn't "I am a MAN! COME AND PUNCH WITH ME!"
Has anyone seen Cesar Gracie's interview about this fight? Apparently Nick comes by his crazy honestly.
What a shame that over some pothead crying,
the best scene of the evening gets overlooked.
Fabricio Werdum doing a textbook move from Sun Tsu's "The Art of War".
I just have trouble squaring the contradictory criticisms that he was merely point scoring(not that i think theres anything intrinsically wrong with that)with the fact that he was utilising a fairly high risk technique like a flying knee(even if you dismiss it as an off chance low percentage one) .
Originally Posted by Gabetuno
I feel like though Condit was moving backwards, he was pushing the pace. I also feel like everyone somehow immediately forgot that Nick Diaz has a solid chin and was on an 11-fight winning streak coming into this bout. Carlos stuck to the leg kicks and moving backwards in the early rounds, but in the 3rd you see him start to open up. Head kicks, flying knees, short elbows inside, and solid combinations to the face and body. He was absolutely trying to finish Nick Diaz. He would stick, land a few good shots, then get out of danger before Diaz could open up on him. Honestly the only thing I thought after this fight was "****, now what are they going to start making title fights 7-rounds? These guys are machines."
Hats off to Condit on the disciplined and technical application of his gameplan. And hats off to Diaz for constantly pushing forward. It was a good fight (IMO), however "just pushing forward" isn't enough to win a fight when you are eating head kicks, hooks to the body, teeps, and flying knees for the final 3 rounds, while being outlanded consistently for 4 of the 5 rounds, no matter how tough you are.
Originally Posted by Alex
"Gallant loser" earns them **** all except internet kudos from smarks - it is their job to win fights END OF.
If they are boring butwinning they stay. The cut may be quicker if/when you finally lose, but name me one fighter in MMA history that was cut for being dull. As long as they are winning they stay
I hate Koscheck with every bone in my soul, which is precisely why I'm pissed GSP didn't put a bigger hurting on him, especially when everybody (including GSP) knows he was capable of doing so.
Originally Posted by Vince Tortelli
As far as Nick's chin being granite, everyone who has ever been touted to have a rock-solid chin in MMA has at least been dropped, if not KO'd cold. Dan Henderson (by Fedor), Fedor (by Hendo), Bigfoot (by Cormier), Anderson Silva (by Chael), and even Nick Diaz (by Daley).
To be clear, I'm not saying it's easy to knock anyone on this list down or out, but at high-level champion-contention fights, as a fan I expect to see both fighters pushing each other to the limit of something other than cardio.
Originally Posted by Sarcastro