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Old 08-18-2012, 03:38 PM   #5
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Default Re: Are strikers gaining some ground in the UFC?

Originally Posted by Haggis McJackass View Post
It is true that every wrestler who trains three weeks standup thinks they've turned into Junior dos Santos.

But Bader didn't really try to strike with Machida. He was looking for the takedown, he just didn't know how to get it. He learned that Machida kept him too far away to jjust power through a step or two and get the takedown. After he found that out, he was clueless because he didn't have the skill to engage with striking either.

But for years people have *****ed that the UFC is wrestler-heavy and excessively wrestler-friendly. But now it seems that people have figured out how to use striking to succeed at the very highest levels. Most of the current champions are more strikers than they are wrestlers.

Way to read Bader's mind and go against the evidence on film there.
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