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UFC Fight Night 101: Whittaker vs. Brunson (11/26/2016) - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Rod Laver Arena)


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14 hours ago, TheVileOne said:

He didn't seem to have too hard of a time picking Weidman apart.  There's no reason the fight should've gotten out of the third round anyway.  

That's extremely debatable because Rockhold has always shown himself to be a cagey fighter when pressed.

Again, if you look at the second part of that reply, I will say Whittaker isn't Luke Rockhold in any shape or form. At no point in his UFC career has he shown that ability to do that. Whittaker and Rockhold are virtually polar opposites. If Whittaker was that refined as a fighter, he would have punted Derek Brunson through the cage even if Brunson fought the best fight possible. As is, Whittaker is an extremely less technical fighter who finds himself with his chin in the line of fire too much. He relies so much on raw athleticism that anyone who stays at distance is going to have a field day because his movement is very awkward.

Weidman to his credit against Romero cleaned up his movement, but realized that if Romero and him stay apart for long periods, it would turn into an exotic snake charming sequence that would frustrate everyone. He didn't anticipate Romero to have impecable timing and freakish movement himself. That's another way of fighting Whittaker has never chosen to employ. He has never really sat back and waited to engage in spurts. His timing is good, but it's not Yoel Romero otherworldly type shit.

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She makes a good case for the Octagon being about half the size it is now. Watching her, anyone would think this was the Ultimate Jogging Backwards Championship. Mixed Martial Retreating.

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23 minutes ago, AxB said:

She makes a good case for the Octagon being about half the size it is now. Watching her, anyone would think this was the Ultimate Jogging Backwards Championship. Mixed Martial Retreating.

The amount of distance she can cover without doing a single, solitary thing is breathtaking.

The most astonishing thing is that the guy who is the head trainer for Alan Jouban, who has a potential fight of the night in almost every appearance, is also Taylor's head trainer. I guess you do the best with what you're given.

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