Biggest Improvement in skillset

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  1. Rubberman1

    Rubberman1 John Rambo Life Lessons

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    Robbie Lawler for wrestling defence

    DC for striking and even his wrestling is getting better and better and that's scary for any LHW

    im sure there is heaps more, agree or diasagree, who do you think has had a big improvement in any one area after it being considered there weakness
     
  2. Takamine86

    Takamine86 Black Belt

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    Robbie's striking has improved as well. A lot more technical these days. You have to worry about a lot more than just Robbie's hands, his kicks and knees are just as lethal. That was a well timed knee against Ellenberger.

    But TJ Dillashaw is the guy I'd say improved the most. Nobody saw that upset coming the way it did. He completely dominated Barao who is easily one of the best fighters on the planet.
     
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    MajJ Banned Banned

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    Dillishaw-striking
    Woodley-striking
    Aldo-striking (much more technical)
     
  4. Harlekin

    Harlekin Brown Belt

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    Michael Johnson knocked Tibau out and outboxed Guillard.
    I was impressed by his striking.
     
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    cage_bx Brown Belt

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    Gotta give lawler credit he has really sharpened up his skills, he has really clicked with ATT...
     
  6. KeiranMc

    KeiranMc Brown Belt

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    TJ surely.
     
  7. Bubson Bubba

    Bubson Bubba Purple Belt

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    Michael Johnson always comes to the mind.

    Johnny Hendricks in terms of becoming more gem-planned and leaving the 'H-Bomb' approach. In other words using Combos instead of hoping to land the bomb.

    Robbie also fro bringing some order into his always deadly striking.

    Woodley's striking.
     
  8. Taric

    Taric Gold Belt

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    His improvement is amazing. It's like night and day.

    I disagree with the DC pick though. He looks exactly the same as he did against Monson.
     
  9. MontrealMauler

    MontrealMauler Gold Belt

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    Agree with Johnson. In all the time i've watched MMA, him and Cole Miller are the two guys who have most surprised me. I never thought they would survive in the UFC, never mind done as well as they have.
     
  10. Rubberman1

    Rubberman1 John Rambo Life Lessons

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    thats another guy im interested to see how far he can go
     
  11. MeatballMagnus

    MeatballMagnus Blue Belt

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    Michael Johnson's hands have improved lots.
     
  12. Soul Rebel 2

    Soul Rebel 2 Black Belt

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    Mark Hunts grappling
     
  13. Bokelj

    Bokelj Trigger central

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    I'd go for both Johnsons - Mike and Rumble
     
  14. Rvd Slmr

    Rvd Slmr Silver Belt

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    Old but Bas had very limited grappling when he started pro MMA and gathered a very strong submission game in a small amount of time.
     
  15. NoBiasJustMMA

    NoBiasJustMMA Steel Belt

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    I would say Lawler's biggest improvements have been footwork and fight IQ, he was a plodder in strikeforce and didn't really fight smart, he's always had really good wrestling he was just fighting guys that were too big, and Shields at his best.
     
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    Gus has improved a lot in his wrestling and sub defense
     
  17. Shogun Rising

    Shogun Rising I am Shiva god of death

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    Jones' striking has become exceptionally disciplined and effective. He's nowhere near a 'knockout artist', but his standing elbows are definitely capable, and the way he maximizes his reach and speed to keep guys out is very impressive.
     
  18. ib313

    ib313 Imagine a Dystopian UFC

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    TJ

    we'll find out about Gus soon.

    We'll find out about Weidman soon-- yes he's champ, but he's still improving by leaps and bounds.
     
  19. Goodyroom

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    DJ striking has looked great for the past two fights
    Rumble's TDD
    Dong's will to bang instead of hump
    TJ Grant's striking put him on the main card
    Mizugaki boxing
     
  20. MCS

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    Michael Johnson's striking (firstly) and defensive wrestling (secondly) in the last 2 years.
     

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