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  1. EJRMAN513 Black Belt

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    Whats the more impressive way to win? Win while playing into your opponents strengths or win while avoiding your opponents strengths?

    Example: Was it more impressive for Alan Belcher to beat Rosuimar Palhares while on the ground and risk getting submitted against Palahres or was it more impressive for Hector Lombard to beat Palhares while avoiding the ground game completely?
     
  2. BrazilianDude Gold Belt

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    Beating a specialist in his own game is more impressive to me. Like Miller submitting Oliveira, G-Sot subbing Lauzon, etc.
    Imagine Machida gets a rematch vs Jones: if he avoids the clinch and KO's Jones with a counter punch it would be impressive. If he took Jones down and got a GnP KO, that would be fucking awesome.
     
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    Depends I guess -- a dominant victory over your opponent where you played to his strengths would suggest you were even more confident and better skilled in that area than him.

    However, a fight where you won narrowly by playing to your opponents strengths would not seem as impressive to me as a fight where you avoided your opponents strengths and totally dominated as this would suggest an intelligent fighter with a good gameplan and would move you up the ladder quicker.
     
  4. joeyjoejoe Silver Belt

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    Both are pretty badass. Beating your opponent at his own game is awesome, forcing your opponent to fight your fight and no letting them use their strengths is also impressive.
     
  5. rampageSmackson Orange Belt

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    And that's why this mans a black belt..perfectly said
     
  6. Y2Khaos Brown Belt

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    Defeating them at their own game. It has a lot to do with who they are fighting too.
     
  7. IlFenomenoVero Purple Belt

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    Kick to face Anderson and Machida that's what I call impressive
     
  8. BrazilianDude Gold Belt

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    Yes, if someone ever KOs Anderson with a high kick Sherdog would explode!
     
  9. 5H3RD0G Silver Belt

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    It depends on your skill level and the opponent you face. I enjoy watching guys that thought they were the best at one thing only to get beaten with their own skills by a clever cat. :icon_lol:
     
  10. Rex Kwon Do ál-ḥámdúlílláh

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    I'm assuming G-Sot = George Sotiropolous. He's a BJJ blackbelt, so I'm not sure how him subbing another BJJ guy is super impressive. It'd be more impressive if a guy who likes to stay on the feet subs a BJJ guy, not another BJJ guy. Like if Pat Barry subbed Big Nog.
     
  11. chaos_36 DOOM all capitals no trick spelling.

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    Fedor beating Crocop standing and Big Nog on the ground is more impressive than say GSP wrestling Dan Hardy for 25mins.
     
  12. pinero Purple Belt

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    For me, avoiding the rivel game plan is more impressive, if you can
     
  13. reapfate Yellow Belt

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    I understand what you mean but its more of a blackbelt in bjj who most of his wins come from submission getting submitted is a little unexpected even though it does happen. Where something like pat barry subbing big nog would make peoples heads explode.
     
  14. frederick Red Belt

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    Actually he's a black belt because of post quantity, not quality.
     
  15. BrazilianDude Gold Belt

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    I get your point. The thing is Lauzon is known for getting great submissions, so seeing him subbed is impressive and rare, even if a black belt is submitting him. If George just used his bjj to avoid Lauzon's game and won a UD or got a TKO, it wouldn't be as impressive for me.
     
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    I thought Fedor jumping into Nog's guard was suicide.
     
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    I'm more impressed by fighters who impose game plans that completely neutralize the strengths of their opponents.
     

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