Originally Posted by LogansHeroes
I know a lot about Mousasis record. I know about his MMA record, his kickboxing record, even his amatuer boxing record.
Its all good stuff, and im looking forward to him tested against such a vaunted MMA striker as Lyoto.
One thing im not hearing too much about is Mousasis striking style.
Not much detail there.
And we all know what to expect from Lyoto, even if its sometimes the unexpected itself.
How do you see, and how would you define Mousasis individual striking style?
And what about it, makes you think he'll take Lyoto?
he is so technically sound that he makes what he does look so easy that lesser fans don't even know what it is they're seeing. does that make sense?
he doesn't use exaggerated head movements; he uses rolls and slips and almost never gets hit. he moves forward against everyone, and with an almost Fedor-like calmness merely traps them and starts landing....well, not "at will" but seemingly effortlesslys
alas, much of this technical skill rests on great timing, and fighting Machida after only 2 easy wins in over 2 years is a very bad idea. very bad. after the multiple surgeries and multiple long layoffs he shouldn't have started slower. IMO.
he is - or was - very, very good. i'm just afraid he'll look like Shogun against Coleman (II) instead of Shogun against Machida (I or II) after the surgeries and layoffs, and wish he'd picked an easier first opponent.
also, he'll have to contend with a cage instead of a ring. and as i suggested above, much of his game is walking forward and trapping opps. many have found out the hard way that cutting off an octagon is more difficult than cutting off a ring.
i'm afraid he will not look good. i hope i'm wrong.