Why didn't he belong in there with Thompson? He made Thompson his bitch before gassing.
Yoshida is too old and overweight to be fighting MMA, but I think even if he were younger and lighter he'd still have lost to Barnett - Barnett has got some very good grappling for MMA skills (ask Big Nog) :icon_chee
Yoshida's grappling is by no means inferior to Barnett's. They both routinely tap each other in training. Josh has said Yoshida is a master on the ground. Like I said, if Yoshida and Josh were the same size, I don't think he would have got sub'd. He couldn't fight off the sub because he so gassed he could hardly even get off the floor.
Sure, but Yoshida's ideal weight is probably around 185 pounds. Barnett's is over 240. An in shape, young Yoshida is going to lose to Barnett because of the size difference ... ie it would never be a really competitive match.
Word. I think every judoka we've seen in mma is just hanging on at the end. Even the vets in Fedor or Karo. In each match at the end vs Nog, Fedor looks like he is completely gassed and Nog looks fine. Seems even those guys can 'just' get to the end.