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Arantes vs Jabouin: more proof athleticism isn't everything?

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  1. bigpunch Brown Belt

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    discuss
     
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    Yup, Jabouin was exciting but chose the Tristall path and paid for it.
     
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    Well.. Of course not. Skill is also important. It does help to naturally athletic if your a professional athlete lol. Many of sports greatest athletes displayed a great deal of skill combined with god given athletic ability.
     
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    We're getting to the point in the sport now when you have to have both to be elite. A decade ago, a guy could become an elite fighter by being a great athlete with decent skills or by being a great technician with decent athleticism. Those days are rapidly becoming a thing of the past.
     
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    I don't know anyone who says athleticism is everything haha. But Jabouin's athleticism was helping him dominate the fight until he got caught in the submission.
     
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    Better example is Jaboiun getting dominated by Dustin freaking Page and what should have been a 30-27 unanimous decision loss. Jabouin did look suprisingly good against Arantes.
     
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    ''Discuss''
    ''More proof that no everything is about athleticism''
    ....in a sport forum...
    ...about a sport that is much more about skill than it is about athleticism.

    Yes, i deserve to be shot for opening this thread, and to burn in hell for replying.
     
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    Read threads with "A level athlete" in the title and you'll understand why I made this thread :p
     
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  9. Lucifer Alpha The Catastrophe Banned

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    Jabouin has eleven losses. He doesn't prove anything other than not being very good.
     
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    Kwame brown can jump around better than Tim Duncan.. Who is better at basketball? Technique, experience, and IQ is important in all sports.. As is athleticism.
     
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    robbie lawler has ten
     
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    Jabouin was owning him til the armbar.

    Arantes is decent, and nothing more.
     
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    Unfortunately for Yves, he is 36 years old which is a bit too late for a career resurgence

    ...unless he wants to move up to heavyweight.
     
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    VS Matt Serra?
     

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