Originally Posted by GL Jeff
The last few times we saw Rua on the ground, he got submitted by Forest,and took way to much damage from Coleman,who knows what Rashad could do. Not to mention, its the UFC, and wrestling is all powerful atm, Evans is a BJJ BB, and he gassed a little against Thiago, but not against Rampage, and both of those power punchers couldnt put him away, so its not like Rua will have an easier time, hes just gotta wain 3 out of 5 rounds.
forrst is my favorite american fighter ever and shogun is my favorite international. and when i saw them i fight i was indifferent and it was just wtf when he subbed him. i dont think thats indicative of what level he is truly at. same with coleman to an extent.
also shogun is imo a better striker then rampage albeit not by that much i think as far as putting him away he can do it. i agree the ground game is the x factor.
but while shogun has been on the ground minimally in the ufc and hasnt fared great when is the last time we saw rashad on the top of someone with an active guard? never?
this is a very unpredictable fight im going with my boty shogun still.