Originally Posted by dbader08
lol Didn't want to stand with him? He knocked him the fuck out on the feet. Just because he took him down a few times doesn't mean he's afraid to stand with him, it's being smart. I'm sure you would have no problem with GSP taking Nick Diaz down 15 times if they were to fight, while doing much less damage than Shogun did to Vera.
How unfortunate for him and for me that we had to miss what was I'm sure such a great and knowledgeable discussion...then we would have learned that getting highly outlanded in signifigant strikes, getting beat in the wrestling and grappling department, and ending the fight face first on the canvas after getting knocked the fuck out is more impressive than the opposite. Pity us...
Great post. Countering a kick with a takedown when you have a superior ground game isn't bring afraid to stand its called fighting smart which is surprising because shogun never does that. Plus he out struck and ktfo Vera do he beat him in the stand up gane also.