Fighters that lack a killer instinct

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  1. UseARubberGuard

    UseARubberGuard Wrap it up

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    After watching the main event from tonights event I think I felt actually more disappointed in Saffiedines performance than impressed. IMO, he had the chance to make a statement and go for the kill, and instead he chose to play it as safe as possible. I know that some people will say that it isn't his job to finish fights or to be aggresive, but I feel like fighters that lack the killer instinct to finish a fight will end up regretting it eventually.

    Do you feel like sitting back and trying to coast is ever the right decision?
     
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    This was a huge fight for Saffiedine as the title and his spot in the UFC were on the line, so I don't blame him for not taking risks in what was a surefire win for him.
     
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    nates only chance in the later rounds was to throw one big bomb and it terric was running in wooda made it easier to get knocked out but while watchin kept thinking u have him try and finsh
     
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    Nah screw that, if Tarec goes for the kills and gets KO'd there goes his shot at the UFC.
     
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    Tarec fought a brilliant fight
     
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    Word.

    And I the only one who finds it funny that a cage fighter's killer instinct is being questioned on an internet discussion forum?

    Wow.
     
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    Tarec did the smart thing. Get in the UFC, then make a statement.
     
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    From what I recall of his previous fights, that is typically how he is. Even when Scott Smith was basically done in their fight, Saffiedene was going at the same pace without much urgency.
     
  9. UseARubberGuard

    UseARubberGuard Wrap it up

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    This was the same thing I was thinking. I was hoping to see a little more evolution from him.
     
  10. Fantastic_Man

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    Tarec did exactly what he needed to.
     
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    Tarec did what was best for him, not what was best for the fans.
     
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    The same accusation could be made about Nate, given his performance in this fight. Though I guess I wouldn't have much killer instinct left in me either if my leg looked like that.
     
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    Tarec made hamburger of Nate's leg and fought a great fight.
     
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    Please TS, tell me what you did last time you were up on the scorecards as a challenger in pro-MMA titlefight, a fight that could net you a contract with the UFC and more $ to live on.
     
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    nate was looking past him
     
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    Gigaton Punch Gold Belt

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    Tarec's not a heavy hitter. 7 of his last 8 wins are by Decision and he's only finished 1 fighter that wasn't just a guy on the regional circuit.
     
  18. UseARubberGuard

    UseARubberGuard Wrap it up

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    Unfortunately it appears that people are confusing the fact that I already said that I agreed he fought a smart, winning fight, and I understood in the situation with a contract and all.

    I was talking about overall fight strategy, using this as an example of a fight style, not necessarily taking into account outside factors.
     
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    This enough with the lack of killer instinct bullshit. :rolleyes:
     

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