a reply to: HarryJoy
No one can generate the power needed to overwhelm RR,Meisha was able to "match" RRs power in some circumstances,but she never overwhelmed her.
Had RR had the intentions she could have ruined Meishas arm with the first submission attempt,but she held off as she didnt yet understand Meishas
drive,the 2nd time I read RRs body language,she knew the 2nd time she had to hurt the arm because the arm wasnt hurting Meisha.
RR wasnt expecting the hard lefts she was absorbing early,she was set back a bit,a lot actually,Meisha was tagging RR with the left when the distances
closed,she was not looking to get fancy just to make RR pay a price,punches in bunches would have possibly won the fight for meisha.But RR is the
champion for a reason,she is the best,she reads and reacts and executes the best,she is the best because she adjusts the quickest.
It is possible to upset RR in the octagon physiclly and mentally...I see specific methods,hard to define ones but there are cracks.
Meisha would be a nice prospect to train as the cure for RR....but as far as I am concerned RR has the most potential I have ever seen aside from GSP
who I expect her to evolve exactly like.I would love to help RR in that evolution.
But then again I think anyone can be champ if they can work with their team and if they trust someone,you might be surprised how many fighters
including some champs trust only themselves.
My honest opinion is that Meisha has the mindset to be a champion,something still tells me the boxer with the scary fast natural head kick is being
groomed,if they go to fast and for example feed her to Meisha then RR might dodge next years bullet because right now both Meisha and RR will crush
her,that kick is very much above average and releases from unconventional angles,smooth feet from a boxers perspective will be hard for an MMA fighter
to read .If the boxer can survive a smaller woman who likes to grapple then she may make it to one of the big girls.
The thing everyone needs to recognise is the unusually low number of KOs in womens fights,the power IS THERE,but the confidence is not,this boxer is
confident,and there is absolutely no reason she shouldnt be hitting buttons in every fight and putting opponents big lights out.Punchers dont beat
ground fighters.....knockout "punches" delivered the right way do.
Until RR fears the KO she will not evolve herself.If she only respects it she will work around it and smash anyone who tweaks her.RR learns fast and
guages accurately,you need to find something she will fear....and to do this you need to DESTROY a few women she has fought to get in her head,this
will not be easy and only a true-knockout artist will be able to do it,it will take KOS with hands AND feet or knees IMHO to scare RR eough to make
her change her stripes......my money says Meisha evolves into a terminal threat before we ever see a female puncher who can find room to use her
skills in the same octagon as RR.
Without out-of-the-box thinking and help NO ONE will ever read RR well enough to outthink or outexecute her in the octagon,no one.
RR has been the answer for conventional fighting her entire life,she was raised to be this,why do you think she altered her approach to the arm in her
last fight?????she didnt have to it is almost impossible to counter her in any case.....she is sending a message that if you intend to plan her demise
and to hurt her she will make you rue the day.She sent a message to coaches who think they can build gameplans to beat her that she is just to smart
that they cannot force her to adjust enough to take her out of stride,and that IS what champions do.She has 10 ways till Sunday to paint that
arm-bar on someone,she is just saying she will not be stopped....she CAN NOT be stopped from imposing her will on her opponent.
I love watching RR, IMHO she is one of the most humble and respectfull MMA fighters out there....is she was inclined to RR would have destroyed a lot
of careers already....she has been holding back punishment because she is so classy and respectfull of her opponents.She doesnt see punishing her
opponent as being the path to victoy,she sees winning being that path,ASAP.