Bloodyelbow's breakdown of Matt Brown vs Erick Silva

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  1. wowspare Brown Belt

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    http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2014/5/1...-chop-stunning-muay-thai-mma-technique-ko-gif

    Full article in the link above. Very much appreciated, and I do agree with him about Matt being one of the few fighters that bring over the 'whole package' from muay thai to mma.

    Another MMA fighter which i think has a relatively pure muay thai style is Joanne Calderwood
     
  2. Jesse James Chastity Belt

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    Agree with you....War - Matt "Muay Thai" Brown!
     
  3. JOdrummerSH Polyrhythmic Preposter

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    Stopped reading at Donald Cerrone. His mt is more trad than most fighters. Also, in what way is brown's mt more trad than Ben Saunders'?
     
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  4. DarthChen731 Gold Belt

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    Ben Saunders doesn't kick as much ass so it's less traditionally awesome.
     
  5. GentlemanZombie Yellow Belt

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    I don't know about that, Cerrone isn't really that effective up close. Sure he can clinch, grab a thai plum and start throwing knees, but when he is up close in elbow and upper cut range, he's effectiveness is really diminished. We saw first hand in his fight against Diaz that his offense can be smothered with high pressure, in the pocket boxing. He has his kicks for long range, and his punches for mid, but once he gets up close he isn't nearly as dangerous.
     
  6. DelMauler Yellow Belt

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    Stopped reading at "Stopped reading". Thank god because the rest is just a jumble of words.
     
  7. Sinc3r3 Black Belt

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    Overeem also uses a LOT of thai trips in his fights. The one that really stood out to me was how easy he threw Brett Rogers to the ground with it.

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  8. JOdrummerSH Polyrhythmic Preposter

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    Thank god you convinced me that Matt brown is a "true representation" of muay thai in mma. Hell, even Amir is years beyond brown in trad muay thai
     
  9. welcometohavoc Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    yeah it's like was completely gassed or something
     
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    I find that gassing is a precursor to effortless dumps
     
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  12. grooves12 Green Belt

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    Amir Sodollah is the first fighter that came to mind when they were talking about trad Muay Thai.
     
  13. taedium The implication

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    Myriad and plethora might be MMA journalism's most overused terms.


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  14. Minnja Touch-Butt white belt Platinum Member

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    The author mainly talks about Brown's clinch game being the closest to pure muay thai, he hardly ever talks about fighting from range. He probably should have worded that better.
     
  15. JKS 77+&--#rT....

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    Great article, few things in there I was not aware of that he does.
     

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