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  • 09-25-2006, 05:35 AM
    Intellectual
    Leben still has ALOT to learn. He's a good fighter overall. His fight against Anderson was kinda pointless. I knew Anderson was gonna win, but not that quickly. It simply shows that the world class striker defeated a good fighter who still needs alot to learn.
  • 09-25-2006, 05:33 AM
    killerinstinct
    after seeing Swick do more than hold his own against the crow makes me like Leben's chances even more now.
  • 09-23-2006, 08:20 PM
    Mastiff_owner
    Quote Originally Posted by matto
    i felt bad for him, he was on a huge role and was very impressive, until he got ktfo by silva. but he did come back with an impressive knockout and might build himself up and might face a top fighter in the future and we'll see if he has improved. could that be the same thing that will happen to swick today? he is on a huge impressive role, even more impressive then lebans, has ended his fights very decisive and fast, but hasnt faced a tought top condender like david louisasso. it could very well be the same for swick. if franklin beats silva which he probably wont and swick loses to louisasso the who does the ufc throw at franklin?
    If we are lucky it will be Hendo! That is as exciting as liddell v wandy to me.
  • 09-23-2006, 07:37 PM
    Boo
    Funny thing is...when Leben was first on TUF, I knew of him as a wrestler. The only fight I'd seen him in he won by submission. So when he comes off on the show as this pure striker.....

    Don't know if the dude has just decided he likes to bang and isn't using his wrestling. Don't know if he's continuing to develop his ground game either. Lately that seem to be a trend because they want to "give the fans a good show." Being smack dab in the middle of wrestling country, you can guess how I feel about that trend.
  • 09-23-2006, 07:30 PM
    Kewl144
    Quote Originally Posted by Afro Samurai
    did u also feel that Jorge Santiago was outfighting Leben until he got KO'd?
    Yep I had Santiago ahead (at least on my card). But i'll give credit where credit is due and Leben pulled out the win. But it was just another lucky punch (and not the kind of "lucky punch" that Liddell uses).
  • 09-23-2006, 07:24 PM
    Kimuras"R"Us
    Quote Originally Posted by Afro Samurai
    did u also feel that Jorge Santiago was outfighting Leben until he got KO'd?
    Yeah I felt that way. Santiago was winning the fight in my mind before getting KO'd. The fact that Leben got hit, closed his eyes and swung as hard as he could and was lucky to connect kinda pissed me off. Leben says his strategy is to get punched and then punch back... That's about the dumbest thing I've ever heard. It's not like Liddell who AVOIDS getting hit hard then counter punches. Leben takes shot directly to the dome and then just swings wildly. He'll never get anywhere in the ranks using that strategy he'll just get Silva'd everytime he fights someone good.
  • 09-23-2006, 07:01 PM
    Afro
    Quote Originally Posted by Kewl144
    he's pretty much the only TUF fighter, who's still in the UFC, that hasnt changed his game since before he was on TUF until now. He'll still get some wins because he'll always be a brawler and connect with a punch or two from time to time. But I honestly dont even think he'll even get a title shot before his career is over (and honestly, I hope he does change and proves me wrong but I dont see it happening).
    did u also feel that Jorge Santiago was outfighting Leben until he got KO'd?
  • 09-23-2006, 07:00 PM
    Kewl144
    Quote Originally Posted by Boo
    May be so. We'll know for sure within the next couple years.
    he's pretty much the only TUF fighter, who's still in the UFC, that hasnt changed his game since before he was on TUF until now. He'll still get some wins because he'll always be a brawler and connect with a punch or two from time to time. But I honestly dont even think he'll even get a title shot before his career is over (and honestly, I hope he does change and proves me wrong but I dont see it happening).
  • 09-23-2006, 06:53 PM
    matto
    i felt bad for him, he was on a huge role and was very impressive, until he got ktfo by silva. but he did come back with an impressive knockout and might build himself up and might face a top fighter in the future and we'll see if he has improved. could that be the same thing that will happen to swick today? he is on a huge impressive role, even more impressive then lebans, has ended his fights very decisive and fast, but hasnt faced a tought top condender like david louisasso. it could very well be the same for swick. if franklin beats silva which he probably wont and swick loses to louisasso the who does the ufc throw at franklin?
  • 09-23-2006, 06:47 PM
    Afro
    Leben is a fighter, not a mixed-martial artist

    he goes out there and gives you a street fight, but hey it works for him cant knock the guy for that he only has 2 loses on his record but he doesnt have the talent to beat any Top 10 fighter, much less be champion unless he starts becoming a versitile fighter.
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