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  • 03-06-2013, 08:26 AM
    dbader08
    He obviously hasn't seen guys like Barry and Lavar Johnson fight if he's not impressed with the BJJ of UFC HW's.
  • 03-06-2013, 08:13 AM
    initial_zen
    Quote Originally Posted by Fe1 View Post
    Actually he's a brown belt. He's got 16 of his 25 wins by submission but I wasn't just thinking about his submission skills. His sweeps from the bottom are insane
    I wasn't aware of his actual rank, but thats good to know. Like I said, he was at least a solid purple, but I wouldn't hold his grappling near the top skill wise.. It is very entertaining and offensive, though.
  • 03-06-2013, 06:47 AM
    Pasha K
    Hunt was very impressive in the ground. Struve is not a joke in the ground game and Hunt was able to defend very very well.

    Just 3 years ago anybody was kimuring Mark Hunt at will. Obviously Hunt is not suddenly a ground expert, but he has made a huge progress in the last months.
  • 03-06-2013, 03:35 AM
    Fe1
    Quote Originally Posted by initial_zen View Post
    I don't think struve has that great bjj, his skills and willingness to go for subs is just highlighted by the lack of bjj talent in the hw division. I think struve is at least a solid purple belt, but when were talking about great bjj people, I wouldn't have him on that list.
    Actually he's a brown belt. He's got 16 of his 25 wins by submission but I wasn't just thinking about his submission skills. His sweeps from the bottom are insane
  • 03-06-2013, 03:06 AM
    initial_zen
    Quote Originally Posted by Fe1 View Post
    Struve
    I don't think struve has that great bjj, his skills and willingness to go for subs is just highlighted by the lack of bjj talent in the hw division. I think struve is at least a solid purple belt, but when were talking about great bjj people, I wouldn't have him on that list.
  • 03-05-2013, 05:23 PM
    Sniggles
    Quote Originally Posted by Luc1an View Post
    his last three fights, all wins by Sub.
  • 03-05-2013, 05:22 PM
    Luc1an
    Quote Originally Posted by ckauffman28 View Post
    if hes not impressed why dont he use it more often?
    his last three fights, all wins by Sub.
  • 03-05-2013, 05:08 PM
    KevoOnTheRadio
  • 03-05-2013, 05:01 PM
    rivethead
    Quote Originally Posted by Sniggles View Post
    If GG went in with the sole purpose of getting Hunt down, GG has a great chance. All he has to do is speak the mantra "straight armbar" in his head.
    I don't think GG has great takedowns, and I think Hunt has really worked to be better at defending, and to work his way back up. It's a bit academic, but with GG's chin, I can't see him getting Hunt down before Hunt finds the magic button that sends him to dream land. Or in Struve's case, to the wost. ambulance. ever.

    rh
  • 03-05-2013, 04:39 PM
    Sniggles
    Quote Originally Posted by rivethead View Post
    I have the feeling this was in response to a question, and was taken out of context. He's not commonly a shit-talker, I think he was probably asked about the progress in grappling development in the division.


    That said, Hunt would DESTROY GG, and I say that as a fan of both fighters. He's talking about Hunt like he should have a great ground game, when Mark is a world-class kickboxer...it's like saying GG should have developed better striking and standup defense, coming from his grappling background. Hunt's grappling has improved more than Gonzaga's standup, as far as I've seen...but both are focused more on being adequate to supplement their original, go-to skill set.

    I'm curious to see how GG fares Browne, it could be telling for both fighters. I do think GG beats Schaub 6 times in 9 rematches, however. I think fighting with jitters because of the memory of JDS's brutality. He's a more complete, far more dangerous fighter than Schaub, in my opinion...

    ...but I'm curious how Browne reacts to having his hype-bubble lose a bit of air and if the pressure gets to him...or if he comes in collected and focused.

    rh
    If GG went in with the sole purpose of getting Hunt down, GG has a great chance. All he has to do is speak the mantra "straight armbar" in his head.
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