11/01/2009 3:51am, #11
YouTube - Ricky Hatton vs Paulie Malignaggi Part 1
.. the only time he went for a clinch he bridged the gap with strikes, and most of the time he clinched it was because he was being grabbed.
2) you can learn to wrestle its no big deal
3) Dan Hardy does pretty well, and Bisping v Evans showed that decent jujitsu can save your ass against a wrestler anyway
4) most fighters in the UFC lightweight division aren't particularly tall.. Tyson Griffin, Joe Stevenson, Matt Serra (welterweight). TBH it will take him a long time to learn but he has a stocky physique naturally, he wouldn't have to make weight for boxing and he can really hit.
.. My biggest question to do with him is can he still take a punch after those two KO losses
11/01/2009 1:59pm, #12
11/01/2009 2:29pm, #13
what so wrestling is now some ancient lost art amongst the ranks of the chun and ninjers? You can learn to wrestle. Ian Freeman started out as a boxer and became a pretty good grappler
11/01/2009 3:06pm, #14
Rick Hatton is 31, and though he says he's done kickboxing before, as far as we know he's never grappled in his entire life. Plus, as Ceph said, British people have a natural aversion to wrestling. More seriously, unless Hatton moves to California, it's going to be hard for him to find decent wrestling instruction in the UK.
11/01/2009 3:16pm, #15
11/01/2009 3:17pm, #16
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Just playing devil's advocate, but didn't GSP have zero wrestling pedigree before he got into MMA?
11/01/2009 3:37pm, #17
11/01/2009 3:51pm, #18
11/01/2009 3:53pm, #19
11/01/2009 4:07pm, #20
Then how do you explain this
3) Is British, genetically designed to suck at wrestling
YouTube - British wrestling Big Daddy vs Giant Haystacks
I cant see Hatton getting involved in MMA unless he has MA previous like David Haye that im not aware of, starting from scratch with just a boxing back ground would mean starting at the bottom IMO and perhaps taking some low level losses which after the big stage he is on at the moment i cant believe he would want to risk.