Originally Posted by jwistead
I think Gurgel is a good fighter, lots of potential, very exciting to watch. He puts on a great show, win or lose. However, I think he could have won that fight by playing it just a bit smarter. I admire and respect the heart it takes to stand and trade with a kickboxer like Hominick. But why play Hominick's game? Every time he kicked midsection, Hominick trapped the leg and then swept. That one sweep looked like it hurt his bad knee too! What did he think Hominick was going to do? I just don't think it was very smart on Gurgel's part. He could have won, definitively, if he would have just *not* thrown those kicks.
He pretty much had to play Hominick's game, all of his takedowns were getting stuffed.