I feel like I'm taking crazy pills... Brian Stann wins via Triangle?

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  1. BSFT

    BSFT Brown Belt

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    Very impressed with what sounded like a very good ground attack from Brian Stann in his win over Massenzio. From the play by play, it made it sound like he really controlled with his guard and ended up with the submission. He looked pretty helpless on his back in some of his earlier fights, (but under Phil Davis, alot of guys would) I'm glad that he's taking the time to develop a game, obviously training with Jackson/Winkeljohn is doing great for him!

    Good win Marine, and Semper Fi!
     
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    TalkShowOnMute dancingonthecorpsesashes

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    I think he has been training under Traven as well. Good stuff.
     
  3. Daveb

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    Brian trained in Albuquerque for this camp at Jackson's. Twice a week he'd come over to my school GBNM to train in the gi and I've rolled with him about 10 times. He's a blue under Traven. He has a surprisingly good bottom game. Good control of posture and strong sweeps.

    Really nice, respectful guy as well. I'm glad he got the win, especially by submission
     
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  5. BSFT

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    that's cool! i didn't know he had been doing gi stuff as well.
     
  6. BSFT

    BSFT Brown Belt

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    i also think that 185 will be a better weight for him.
     
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    Darwinist Super Simian

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    Just because you're a blue doesn't mean you are a blue...especially if you fight in MMA, where you may deliberately not test for the higher belts explicitly in order to throw your opponent off.

    If someone has no belt, people are vary. They will ask "at what level is he?", since just about everyone in MMA knows how to grapple to some extent.

    But if you are officially a blue belt, people will tend to assume you have blue belt level skills, when you may be much better than that.

    In BJJ comp I would call this sandbagging and be against it.

    In MMA, I call it being fiendishly smart.

    Also, in the third round of an MMA fight, the belts don't mean much at all. By then its more about sheer blood and guts.

    This is the second UFC event in a row where an alledgedly inferior grappler triangles a high level one(Leben/Akiyama). Don't they say all good things come in threes?
     
  8. BSFT

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    i agree. especially to pull of a triangle in the third, when the sweat is really pumping.


    so are you predicting JDS winner via triangle over Big Country or Chael via triangle over Anderson?
     
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    So do you guys think he will have better success at 185.

    Being a former Marine I second it, Simper Fi!!!
     
  10. philodox

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    Semper
     
  11. eworden78

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    In WEC, Wagnney vs Mackens was a big upset triangle too!
     
  12. Darwinist

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    Wait, so maybe the trifecta is already over? Fuuuuuu......
     
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    You did specify "UFC's in a row" so I don't think that on counted.
     
  14. Darwinist

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    I also love how all the mongoloids that proclaim that BJJ is dead in MMA if there's an event or two in which there are no submission finishes are nowhere to be found when there's a run of exciting sub wins, esp. from the guard.

    Seriously.
     
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    Stann, Lytle, Leben, Lesnar, and Cro Cop, all pulling off subs recently!
     
  16. philodox

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    The circle is now complete...
     
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    Get some Devil Dog!
     
  18. Darwinist

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    Well, I know the result of Silva/Sonnen wouldn't have been considered that much of an upset, but after watching those four rounds of Sonnen dominating, that triangle in the last round was quite upsetting to me at least!

    I hereby declare the trifecta over.

    I also declare the retarded "is the full guard obsolete?" trend that got started after Sonnen shut down Marquart over, and good riddance to it!
     
  19. cbtrn

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    I met him at the UFC in Oklahoma at the airport. Really nice and respectful guy. Triangle ftw! :)
     

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