Originally Posted by Stoo
Considering these two are probably the 1 and 2 ATG BJJ guys in the HW division, it feels a bit weird to say Werdums boxing probably wins this
I see what you are saying to a degree, based on some of Werdum's recent wins; but I have to disagree.
It's weird, because it won't be the case. Maybe Werdum's hand speed wins at this point, but it won't be on boxing technique alone. Nogueira has the best boxing technique I've seen out of any heavyweight in mma. Maybe Werdum could mix in some kicks to get things going for him, but I don't see him winning on hands alone. Werdum wings too much from the sides, and Nog is more down the middle.