Originally Posted by Primate
Torres was very uninspiring in his last bout. He had Banuelos very obviously outmatched, but was content to sit back and use the jab to win, extremely frustrating fight from someone who should be one of the most exciting fighters in the division.
Kinda surprised Alves isn't on the main card. Granted, he looked shit against Fitch, but he looked ****ing amazing against Howard.
Thiago alves did not look like shit against Fitch !!!
He was outgrappled in that fight , and judging by the fighters body language's at the end of the fight , had it been a 5 round fight i think Fitch would of been caught with something along the way in the stand up exchanges , Alves looked energetic , Fitch seemed happy to hear the final bell .
Alves is a top 3 WW in the world and a P4P entry , this is embarassing for him not be on the PPV card , even though his opponent is B level
As for Torres , this is a man who 15 months ago people thought was the #1 P4P fighter in the world , or ............... one of the top P4P fighters in the world , he is now fighting a more strategic fighting utilising his skills to make sure he gets the W , this is after years of entertaining fights in the lower divisions where Torres has flew caution to the wind for a long long time . And he's fighting Pickett a man who likes a good scrap too !!
His last fight was a technical masterclass , and how Stefan Struve , Santiago or Stann can be shown before him is way beyond me