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Old 11-30-2012, 06:19 PM   #10
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Default Re: Thoughts on Luke Rockhold

Originally Posted by rekcutnevets View Post
I think you're being a little harsh on him. I thought he clearly defeated Jacare, and I think Kennedy is every bit as goof of a win as Jacare. Kennedy and Souza have similar records, and their fight was razor thin when they went head to head.
I recall Jacare clearly winning the first round, and hurting him enough in the second round to take it. Rockhold was throwing a lot, but landing little of significance. There must have been a third round I gave Jacare, too, but I don't recall which. I also didn't think that the Jacare/Kennedy fight was particularly close, and I thought it was ridiculous that Kennedy was somewhat protesting the decision.

That post probably did come across as more critical than I intended, though. I do think he is very good, but I don't see him being the next big thing. I'm not sure I'd pick him over a guy like Bisping at the moment.
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