Thread: Couture Speaks...
1/31/2008 12:36am, #131Originally Posted by Upa
1/31/2008 12:39pm, #132
It is ironic that you brought up PeeDee on another thread. There was a thread along time ago where he was arguing that Fedor beat people because he was just huge and unskilled.
Someone, I forget who, proceeded to humiliate him by demonstrating that Fedor is actually a very undersized Heavy and by posting gifs of fedor's takedowns on Nog. Textbook and skilled.
1/31/2008 5:39pm, #133
I used to think the same about Fedor, but he later proved me wrong. I do, however, think he wouldn't do nearly as well with elbows on the ground. It is simply not the same.
Anyway, my point is, accomplishments in Pride are overblown. I used to think Pride was king, but the obvious nearly universal use of roids and the different judging means that most Pride guys are at a massive disadvantage coming into the UFC. I just don't think Nog can adapt.
1/31/2008 6:29pm, #134
I don't disagree that roids and judging were important. To my mind though, that makes Nog's toughness all the more impressive. I too think Nog isn't a shoe in for the win (I hate Sylvia, but he wins), but I've seen nothing to discount Nog's toughness.
1/31/2008 6:59pm, #135
Ok, he's tough, I'll give you that.
1/31/2008 9:33pm, #136Anyway, my point is, accomplishments in Pride are overblown. I used to think Pride was king, but the obvious nearly universal use of roids and the different judging means that most Pride guys are at a massive disadvantage coming into the UFC. I just don't think Nog can adapt.
2/01/2008 12:45pm, #137
Tim...shooting on Nog. What fantasy land do you live in?
2/01/2008 12:53pm, #138
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Hopefull Nog can borrow Monson's "glove on a pole" so he can simulate Tims attack
2/01/2008 1:18pm, #139
Originally Posted by Soju - Joe
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**** though, the likely hood of a win by decision is high.
2/01/2008 2:07pm, #140
I think Nog's boxing is better than anyone's giving him credit for. I'm not expecting a knock-out or anything, but I think he can move his head enough to avoid the jab and give some peppering shots back. If Tim gives away a round or two he'll get desperate enough with power shots for Nog to take him down.
That's what I'm hoping for, anyway.
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