Originally Posted by NoBiasJustMMA
Varner, Diaz, Pettis, RDA, all of these guys are aggressive, tough guys that have better hands and better footwork.
The only losses on his record I see where I think he's got the better hands is the Benson fights and I don't think he's much better with his hands and I think Benson's footwork is better.
It's not that he can't beat guys with better hands and better footwork it's that the guys he loses to almost always have better hands and footwork and are aggressive. Green's footwork and distance control looks much better than Cerrone's and his hands are better and he's very hard to take down. I see Green controlling the distance and pace of this fight much like Varner, Diaz, Pettis and RDA did.
I get your point there, I do...but I don't consider Pettis or RDA "boxers" which is what everyone is saying. However, RDA wasn't the lopsided beat down everyone makes it out to be (Cerrone handily won the 3rd) and Varner was so long ago, and he's beaten Varner since his loss to him.
Pettis didn't even have the chance to control the distance lol that one was over too quick. In both Varner fights, I'd say, Cerrone won the stand up portions of the fight. RDA threw a lot of volume, but missed a bunch too but I'd agree that he controlled the distance and pace through the first two rounds of the fight.
I'm just not a believer in Green....yet.. You look at the record and "Wow, he beat Thomson" and it looks real good...but watching the fight, I thought the second round was really the only decent round for either guy and even then I didn't think it was so much Green just dominating the standup as...for some reason..Thomson being gun shy...maybe Green got into his head with all the talking...and in all fairness...that seems to be something you can do to Cowboys too.
Either way, I'm looking forward to it...and if Cerrone does win... I don't want to hear shit about Green not being elite, Cerrone never beating a top ten fighter, or anything like that lol cause it just aint true