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Old 07-03-2014, 02:36 PM   #31
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He looks absolutely huge in that vid

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Old 07-03-2014, 03:12 PM   #32
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Lacking? On what earth? it doesn't look great but it's effective. On the other hand, Gus's "looks great" but has next to nothing in terms of power [Think Bisping esque punches in bunches] and gets him close decisions, the most important of which he lost.
Wait, what? Gustafsson is pillow-fisted now? That's how you made it sound like, atleast. I mean sure, he fights very light on his feet and throws a lot of punches that don't exactly make a thunderous clap on contact, but hell, to judge his overall ability to exert kinetic force into his punches just because of his striking style?

Take into account that boxing isn't about trying to take your opponent out with every punch. Gustafsson obviously sets his opponent up for traps just like every other skilled striker does, and throws punches with different speeds and power. Watch his fight with Manuwa for example: he was throwing different kinds of jabs all the time, and following them up with something different everytime. The only combination he was throwing with consistency was the pawing jab into an uppercut, and when Manuwa thought he had it perfectly timed and actually attempted to counter, Gus used it to set up a Thai Plum and practically kneed Manuwa's head off. And then comes the power punches.



Same principle works with his punches: he picks his shots like a good striker does, and only plants his feet to channel the concussive blows when he knows they'll land, and as cleanly as possible.

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Old 07-03-2014, 03:27 PM   #33
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Mitts dont fight back - every Rousey hater.

Wonder if they'll say this about Gus or just nuthug on him?
Gus has 9-10 wins out of 16 by TKO/KO via punches. Mitts can try to fight back, they will still get smashed.

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Old 07-03-2014, 04:32 PM   #34
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Old 07-03-2014, 04:35 PM   #35
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All hail earl Gustaffson.


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Old 07-03-2014, 04:44 PM   #36
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Wasn't there a gif of Manuwa tagging Gustafsson in the pocket?

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Old 07-04-2014, 03:05 AM   #37
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All hail earl Gustaffson.

Can't... handle... the.. handsomeness....

Gustafsson used to look like a real dweeb, but damn, he's manly as fuck these days. All the potential to become the next Swedish superstar along with Zlatan.

Spoiler!!! Click to Read!:

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Old 07-04-2014, 03:26 AM   #38
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Hopefully he'll use those elbows in the fight as well.

Even though I believe he won the first, I am not overly confident about the rematch like the more fanatic Gustafsson fans appear to be. I believe he will win (again ) but it sure as hell won't be easy. No matter what you think of Jones, personally I dislike him quite a bit, you have to recognize his talent and how dangerous he is. This fight will be BIG.

ps. Alexander is handsome as hell.

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Old 07-04-2014, 08:02 AM   #39
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Cool share, he's looking sharp

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Old 07-04-2014, 08:17 AM   #40
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Question is can he do it for more than 3.5 rounds? or does he quit and let the mitts win the last part of the workout?
did you not watch the 4th round up until the elbow?

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