Interesting I would have though Barnett had reach on Mir but it has Barnett listed @ 78" Mir @ 79" You really think Barnett has better striking? I'd have them at about even.Fight Metric has their stats pretty even, Mirs strike defense supports your argument on Barnett outclassing him on the feet. I really want to see this fight happen now....Maybe Mir gets JDS wins. Barnett then wins Strike Force Title, comes over to UFC and they have a unifying bout!!!!
Originally Posted by Shawarma
SLpM2.4TD Avg.1.34Str. Acc.48%TD Acc.58%SApM1.44TD Def.56%Str. Def.61%Sub. Avg.1.41
SLpM2.48TD Avg.3.01Str. Acc.50%TD Acc.51%SApM3.54TD Def.50%Str. Def.41%Sub. Avg.3.17
You can't play moneyball with MMA.
Originally Posted by downtime
Originally Posted by Sarcastro
Yeah but Im in a statistics course right now so I might as well try. Trying to inject something I enjoy into it may actually keep me from gouging my eyes out with a pen during class.
Originally Posted by Gabetuno
Quite a few of these guys would not be able to begin to handle Barnett IMO.
I'd say Cain (quicker hands & better wrestling ability), Fabricio (doubt Josh is submitting him, and his striking looked MUCH improved vs Big Country), Carwin (if he can finish it in the first), Nogueira (he's done it before, granted Josh has beaten him too) and while I'm at at it I'll throw Roy Nelson in, but only because I am a shameless cheerleader for Roy Nelson and would pick him to defeat any opponent besides Adult Obesity, could all beat Captain Steroids.
Originally Posted by bobyclumsyninja
Could yes. Anything can happen in a fight.
Originally Posted by Vince Tortelli
I think Overeem is captain steroids at the moment, as he just got popped, and was about to fight for the premier mma title. Josh's turn was when the Fedor fight got tanked.
Sonnen was juiced to the max vs. AS. He was captain steroids prior to Overeem. Shame they won't let Sonnen fight in the UFC...oh wait. Well, at least they no longer want Overeem (oh).
I give Josh a lifetime achievement award in this area because the Fedor fight was the 3rd time he's been caught. As for convicted white collar crimminal and roid head Chael Sonnen and his strategy of lying atop his opponents, clasping them to his warm bossom lest they catch cold....I'd swap him out for Nick Diaz any day, both are masters of the incoherent self delusional interview, but at least Nick's fights are entertaining to watch.
Diaz is a monster, and is sorely missed. One of the most game guys in the...er...game.
Originally Posted by Vince Tortelli
I liked his interviews though. Less incoherence, but more simmering anger. MMA needs more Nick Diaz types. True athletes who live and breathe competition. I don't think many top mma fighters do triathlons, or could. It's ironic that the way for Condit to beat him, involved kinda retreating.
My love of Barnett stems from his intelligent fighting style, and submission expertise. He's not winning b/c he's roiding IMO. He's winning b/c he's the better fighter, and a big ass dude, to be so slick (261 lbs). Chael Sonnen lost his biggest fight, and was caught cheating during it. That's whack. at a 16.9-1, he still couldn't win.
Srs. though, I don't like outright cheating, but most fighters seem to take things, just not the prohibited (yet) ones.
What do you think of Sonnen saying everyone manipulates their Test. levels? Bullshit from a sore busted loser, or closer to the truth, than away from it?
I'd say it's probably the truth. That's not to say that they are taking banned substances necessarily, but with an allowed ratio of 4:1/6:1 depending on the state, there's no reason not to do what you can to optimize testosterone production.
Plus, the phrase "manipulates their Test" is very broad, as it would include not only direct manipulation of testosterone but manipulation of any hormones that have a noticeable effect on Test production, like cortisol. A very Sonnen-like phrase; outrageous on the outside (in effect "everyone is using!") but with plenty of ways to walk it back ("you thought I meant steroids? That's ridiculous.")
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