Originally posted by Oscar:
I think Penn wants to go to 170 because he has some losses to avenge. Plush, Sherk went into the cage at 180 pounds! That's crazy. I'm sorry, but unnless Florian REALLY worked his knees he would lose again to Sherk. Did you guys SEE his training regimen? INSANE.
I can clearly see Sherk winning against Florian again.
Sherk did not beat up Florian, he won but there is a diffrence.
Sherk was stunned and was knocked out by that first knee. That look clearly like a flash knock out.
Sherk was also rocked against Diaz.
In sherk florian 1 . Florian was able to cut him and he was able to keep Sherk in his guard and attempt submissions.
I dont think Sherk is un-beatable.
The fighter that beats Sherk is going to have to be dangerous off his back. Dangerous enough that Sherk does not want to go to the ground if he can avoid it. Sherk was afraid to take Diaz to the ground. Diaz also wanted no part of sherk on the ground.
It think the guy that beats sherk is going to have to be a hell of a transition fighter. Like Diaz he is going to have to attack from his back and constantly throw submission after submission untill one lands.
That is not really Florian. At least not right now, but i can see were Florian could become that kind of figher. He is a good Submission fighter, but he does not have endless transitions( not that i have seen)
Standing up Your going to need a dangerous fighter that can spraw. Florian can do that.
I would not be real scared of Sherk knocking out a Title contending fighter.
So sherk has a fatal flaw. You dont have to fear the fight could end on any given strike.
his second Fatal flaw is he does not have a chin of stone, even at 155. We have seen him Hurt once in pride, and three times in the UFC. Only JSP was able to finish him off after he was stunned.
I am not predicting the Fall of Sherk. But i dont think he is unbeatable.
I think a tall lean fighter that has a mix of Muay Thai/judo-ju-jitsu can do it.
Hell lets face , The most likely way for a fighter to beat him is to be able to attack off of his back. Since sherk is so damn good at keeping people on thier backs, or knock him out when shoots.
[ Edited by Dshearn on Jul 8, 2007 at 6:29 PM ]