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I said pound for several reason...
1. His is still young and green to MMA, he has plenty of time to put it all together. I mean look at Koscheck, he was nothing but a wrestler, but now he has slowly become a true MMArist. The scary thing is Rosholt is a much better wrestler then Koscheck.
2. The MW divison is hands down the weakest divison in MMA. It doesn't look that is gonna change anytime either. I mean, Robbie " I got KTFO by Diaz" Lawler is considered by some to be a Top 5 MW. And Cote just got a title shot, so Rosholt could easily become a contender.
3. He is fighting out of extreme couture, which means he is surrounded by great fighters and great veterns. He is gonna be able to learn from some of the best in the game.
I voted ground, his standup was sloppy, and he took a lot of damage. I think he will be a serious contender eventually, but not in two years. He has a lot of work to do still.
I wasn't really impressed with anything other than his ability to take combos to the face. He looked like the elephant man after the fight. I can't see him contending.
I voted ground because there is no telling if his clinch and standup work will ever come together. Obviously the combination of excellent wrestling, positional control and BJJ is deadly, but from what I've seen his defense is atrocious
based on what i saw, i don't think he'll be contending for much. granted his wrestling skills impressed me, but he was getting rocked pretty hard by a gassed fighter when he stood up. there were a couple of times i thought it was about to be over when he was on his feet. i see his skills improving in the future, but contender status i'm not so sure.
I love this weekly discussion thing you have going man. My Fighter of the Month thing has such a long gap between it. These discussions are cool. Keep doing them.
I voted pound. I think Rosholt has the potential to be a MW title contender for sure in 2 years. Will he win the title? Maybe not... then again, Anderson Silva won't be monopolizing the top of the mountain at that point either.
This certainly isn't a stacked division and probably still won't be in two years. If the division is like it is, he more than has a shot to be a contender, and maybe even a title challenger. Right now, any fighter (minus Rich Franklin) is a two or three fight win streak from a shot at the title.
i voted pound. since he's 5-0 with all finishes that shows me he's ahead of schedual. hopefully he turns out to be really good. the more the merrier.
ground, i was not impressed by his performance
i voted ground,
dont think he will be fighting for the title, not sure if he is good enough
he didn't do anything to really impress me much.
He dominated a gassed fighter.
isn't that what your supposed to do?