Posted: 5/17/2012 5:57:39 PM
Originally Posted by esprague
I thought Poirier was supposed to have the advantage on the ground, and I definitely thought he had more submissions on his resume...Am I wrong on that? At the very least Poirier was supposd to be the better wrestler/grappler...Korean Zombie was absolutley dominant...Vegas didn't see that one coming either.
Nevertheless, I wouldn't beat yourself up if I were you. Luck does come into play with this stuff. Just get back on that horse for UFC 146...it's right around th corner. I'm loving JDS, but who doesn't?...Mark Hunt at -135 feels like a huge play. His hands are so hard it's ridiculous...and his take-down d seems more than competent at this point...
It is hard not to feel beat up when stuck in such a bad losing streak....
Yes, JDS is likely to win...
Still not sure what to make of Hunt vs Struve. Hunt has definitely been working on his takedown defense, but I am fairly confident that if Struve is able to get this to the ground, he will be able to tap Hunt.
The problem for Struve is that Browne, Nelson and JDS have basically paved the way to show how to beat Struve, which is basically bull rush forward swinging. If Hunt does the same, he probably wins. The longer this fight goes, the more it will swing into Sturve's favour.