Posted On:1/19/2004 6:53am
wierdly me and my coach were discussing this a few days ago. He was of the opinion that Sak showboating with royce was one of the best things ever in mma.
I think weight classes are pretty important. Im not sure that Sak is all that!, but he was certainly at a disadvantage in terms of size and conditioning a lot of the time
Grandmaster Sensei of Village Idiocy
Posted On:1/19/2004 7:21am
Style: Kyokushin and Judo.
Yeah Sak is quite a fighter no doubt about it. But I completly agree with what the articale talked about with the importance of weight.Weight divissions exist in MMA,ring side sports like boxing,judo tournamwnts etc because most of the time the bigger,stronger,heavier most aggressive person will win.Fighting skill does have a part to play but with what we know about martial arts these days anyone can become highly skilled if they invest the time and determination. Its not like it was hundereds of years ago in countries like China and Japan where only few people had access to martial arts training.
Hannibal: The sworn enemy of dishonest politicians, source of entertainment on Bullshido and newly appointed Office Linebacker. Terry Tait ain't got **** on me !!!!
Posted On:1/19/2004 8:01am
Style: Shi Ja Quan
The article makes some good points.
We ALL know weight and size matters, that was never disputed, its HOW MUCH size matters that continues to be debated and always will to NO ONE satisfaction.
As for Sakuraba, I say this, take a look at the highlight reel from sherdog as an example, he may or may not be the greatest, but did anyone twist and dislocate more arms then him ????
Posted On:1/19/2004 8:04am
Style: Karate, Wrestling
Sakuraba no mae ni Sakuraba nashi, Sakuraba no ato ni Sakuraba nashi. It's as simple as that.
"The morning glory blooms for an hour. It differs not at heart from the giant pine, which lives for a thousand years."
Posted On:1/19/2004 8:12am
You impress NO ONE with that crap.
Posted On:1/19/2004 11:31am
Could we say top three in MMA....
Rickson, Sakuraba, Couture/Silva???????
Posted On:1/19/2004 11:56am
rickson is not top 3 in mma he has beaten many people but he has not faught and beat the best saku may not be the greatest but he has my vote as most entertaining he is my favorite fighter
Posted On:1/19/2004 12:11pm
Style: Kempo-Goju Karate, BJJ
aw,c'mon ronnin, you were impressed a little :P
16 years till retirement.
y'know , with the japanese laguage post.
Posted On:1/19/2004 12:13pm
Oh no. I forgot about ......Frank Shamrock...*cough*
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