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03-04-2013, 08:49 AM
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It's funny. As I was watching Diego lay an egg during that fight, where he completely backtracked and disengaged at every corner and just flopped during poorly set up and failed takedowns, I REEEEEEALLY wanted to blame Jackson and say, "The motherfucker did it again, he's making Diego play it safe!".... Especially when, in between rounds, you were told that Jackson's words to Diego were, "get the takedown", which gave me the feeling that he was trying to steal the rounds/fight.
But with all of that said, I came to the personal conclusion that sometimes, a fighter just comes in looking like shit, fights like shit and that's entirely on them. I think that was Diego's situation here and the blame should land on him. He came in overweight, was on a year's layoff and didn't implement anything that was even remotely effective against Gomi.
I'm a Gomi homer for sure, but I had him winning 2 and 3 and think Sanchez looked gassed after the first.
I don't blame Jackson here, I blame it on Diego looking like shit on his first cut to LW in a dogs age from a high starting point, the travel to Japan and the fact that he's on the downside of his career.
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03-04-2013, 12:23 PM
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Yeah, Jackson made him come in heavy, made him gas after the first, and retrained him on reducing the effectiveness of both his takedowns and grappling. I can totes see that, Leben. Totes.
Originally Posted by CtGreat
Did anyone else think Gomi won rounds 2&3? I was actually surprised when Sanchez got the decision.
I had Gomi winning all three. He gave up 2 tds in the first, but stuffed something like 4 more, and diego did nothing once the fight did hit the mat. Gomi outstruck him all three rounds, and was a more effective grappler, in my opinion.
Originally Posted by MetallicKnight3X
I agree CT. I didn't have Diego winning that one either. But I was also looking for this "new move" Gomi said he was going to show but besides better TDD it was just typical Gomi. So I guess disappointing in a few ways
well, he did
break his hand in the first.
Originally Posted by Sakara=Excitement
Leben sure has been crying a lot lately.
well, he has to get his name in people's mouths somehow
, and his performances certainly can't carry that weight. I think working for dana taught him that no publicity is bad publicity...for whatever that's worth.
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