Originally posted by 9erReign:
Gee maybe I know what I am talking about huh? All 3 guys I mentioned are in the final 4.
I still cant feel manny. He is just too short.
I am short and have a body type similar to Manny, i am down right massive compared to him but at 5-8 i KNOW how much of a problem it is once you get stuck in guard.
I like manny, personally i hope he does well , but i cant help but think he is an underdog(i guess that is why i like him)
His best fight is probably his lost to Sherk who also happens to be a short fighter, his win over Noah thomas was impressive, but really who is Noah thomas? a guy who has a 10-4 record in something called the Kick down Mixed martial arts association. I am not familure with the Kdmma.
I have a hard time giving TOO much credit to him for his win over Wilman. Wilman looked scared and lost.
A. manny hits like a truck and Wilman was covering to keep from being knocked out( its possible wilman never got taged..but you can tell when your in jepordy against a heavy hand)
B. Wilman wanted to protect his face. That was the impressions i got and BJ penn even eluded to it.
Having watched the replay again this morning. I still dont know about nate. He was awful passive. Did he know that he could get hill down and submit him...in which case why risk your chin in stand up?
Or maybe he does not deal well with aggressive in your face fighting. If thats the case he is really not like his brother. Manny and Louzon both will be in his face from Start.
Maynard still has to be the hands on Favorite. He went undefeated in high school as a wrestler. Won national at michigan state and has worked on and off with BJ penn in Hiwaii for the last 4 years and Randy Couture full time for the last 2 . He is the best athlete and best coached person there.
The question is, was it a fluke that Maynard gased last week? Manny and Louzon dont seem to have Off buttons they just keep comeing even if your better you dont want to run out of gas against either of them.
what do you guys think.....you think i am putting to much weight in to Maynards education? 8 years of top national level wrestling and BJ penn and Randy Coulture sounds damn empressive.