reply to post by speculativeoptimist
Ya it's sad fedor lost, but I knew from his last fight that his heart really isn't really into fighting as much as it used to be, you can tell
from watching him fight and the fact that he still is following the same game plan and same style, once you lose that drive then pretty much its time
to take a big break from fighting or hang up the gloves, and like he said after the fight, he thinks his time is up.
But I hope not yet, he still would make any fight card interesting. He should of thrown straight punches and sooner or later he would of caught
Silva. But anyways hopefully one day he will find the fire once again, and I'll miss watching him fight, but like all things, time move on. And
you got to give credit were credit is do and Silva did exactly what he should of done, pressure Fedor put him against the cage, then take him to the
ground and don't let him get back up and pound on him like a drum, and he messed up his eye pretty bad.
On the ground with him is futile because of his frame, weight AND BJJ skills, damn, did you see how wide his back was! And the thing about giants like
that, their striking power is friggin' intense. Those hammerfists rocked pretty hard.
Ya no matter what they say size matters. And they don't call him "big foot" just because he has big feet, the dude has gigantism and I'm pretty
sure he can get close to 300 pounds or over, if he does not watch his weight, or if he did not train for fighting and was just doing regular things,
he would shoot up in weight pretty fast, with his condition and size.
Did Arlovski DIE?!?! I only saw the fight til the very end at the stoppage, and Andre looked dead man! Serg has some power in his punches!!
It's over for arlovski thats 4 straight ko's he has suffered I think. And the thing is once you get knocked out like that, you are more prone to get
ko'd easier next time, and there is a reason they call the jaw area the "button" there are so many sensors and nerves in that area that all
interwind straight into you brain. It's really a subconscious reaction/mechanism that all of us have, its just a way for the brain to protect itself,
by shutting down all motor sensors.
And it learns, so really each time you get ko'd it just makes your brain go into emergency shut down faster and quicker, then the last time it
happened, especially from the punches you don't see coming. So even those who have a iron jaw, if it keeps happening that they take damage or get
ko'd multiple times, then sooner or latter they will either suffer brain damage, or suffer glass jaw syndrome were the brain tries to protect itself
and it's lights out.
Overeem - Did you see that front kick just miss Sefo's head? That woulda hurt! Sefo had some great speed for being so boxcarish, he reminds me of
Hunt. He should of had Overeem, but all it takes is one good move.
I wanted Sefo to win, mostly because used to watch his kickboxing fights and the dude is a entertaining stand up fighter, but ya once you take
somebody who knows mostly stand up fighting to the ground, there literally like fist out of water. And it didn't surprise me that Overeem submitted
him. It just makes this saying all the more true. "If you cant fight on the ground, then you cant fight"
And shane looked impressive in his fight, the dude can move for his size, and is definitely well rounded, strikeforce could possibly have
championship or contender material with him.
But now that Fedor is out of the competition, then I got it down to Big Foot, Overeem, Josh Barnett, or Werdum. Any of those guys can beat the
others on any given night, so it should be interesting to see who comes out on top now. As the fights narrow to less and less, we will see.