reply to post by speculativeoptimist
Lesnar was unsure and doubting himself that fight, but if he did try to freight train in, he would of probably got caught coming in by overeem...In
fact from overeems stance being low and keeping his hands at his waist it looks like he was expecting lesnar to shoot in or bullrush him.
And Lesnar is just not used to getting hit, you got to condition your mind and body to take hits not only giving hits, because sooner or latter no
matter how big or tough you are, your number will come a calling because every dog has his day.
Overeem seems to have come full circle and really have filled in especially in his physical frame since the days that shogun beat him down twice in
pride...And the dude looks hungry, which is the opposite of what shogun looks like now a days, in fact somebody needs to wake his ass up...Hopefully
the loss to dan henderson will do that, because i really do believe that not only can he beat Jon Jones, but if he gets on track, he can be champion
for a long time.
In the next fight Overeem vs Dos Santos, it is going to be crazy me thinks...I dont know but last fight were he beat Cain he lost some weight for
speed purposes, he was around like 230 I think, and from what I remember his natural weight is more around 250 or something....I think against a guy
like overeem and his length strength and striking prowess, it will be better if he puts the muscle back on...Least he be pushed around if they ever
end up in the clinch...Which is were i see it going...Basically Dos Santos will have a big disadvantage if he stays on the outside like he did with
his other opponents so far...Against overeem it will be a mistake.
Diaz vs Cowboy....good fight, and it was typical Diaz bro style, once they establish a rythim the will just pot shot you till eventually you wont
know what to do...The thing is cowboy made a lot of mistakes the first was.. To try and trade with nick in his tempo, and the second! he should of
fought more like Rory MacDonald did when he beat nate, I mean he does not have the size to slam him and push him around, but he should of used his
kicks way more.
Against a boxer type, you dont want to stay in the pocket, use the legs both for taking his legs out, or just to keep him out of range with a front
kick, or head kick...Dont really look for the ko, just use your legs to beat him down and keep him at range..And if you get into a slug fest, go in
axe murderer style and make it a muay thai clinch fest, using mostly elbows to the face and knees to the body...Basically your either far away with
legs, or your really close in dirty boxing/muay Thai clinch fighting.
And in the case of the diaz brothers with there jits background you don't want to stay to long on the ground, so wrestling and ground and pound is
out of the question, unless you're really good. I think cowboy got way to hot headed and in his head he was going to go in there and just out punch
and slug Nate, but as you can see that did not work out to well.
The Fitch fight dam...I thought he was going to take this fight, but he got caught plain and simple. But from what I heard he has been out with
injury for a while, and stuff like that does have an effect on your mindframe, and fighting is a mental game much more so then a physical game....I
hope Fitch comes back he is an entertaining fighter, but you never know.