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The balanced berserker

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  1. Valhoven Heart in '96 Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Any fighters you boys can recall whose style is to flurry or throw caution to wind but reel the inner bear back in once it gets out?

    Seems a counterintuitive style of contest because to "stand and bang" or "hunt down come hell or high water" peers inconsistently with the offensive measure of a counterstriker or tactician's endgame, but combat sport isn't black and white like that.

    Thoughts or examples? Fjodor maybe, but am drawing a blank here...and if Wand' comes to mind, you missed the point.
     
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    Wanderlei Silva...oh wait I missed the point according to you ;)
     
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    Shogun Rua - Controlled chaos
     
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    Both Diaz's?
     
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    Belfort?
     
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    Robbie Lawler for sure! He certainly knows how to control himself. And not always go beserker mode. But he also knows the right time to do it!

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    Prime Chuck?
    Rampage?

    i'm not sure what you really want ts.
     
  12. Valhoven Heart in '96 Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Shogun? I don't know...any bouts in mind that capture this balance? It's also hard for me to view Shogun favourably in much, just not a fan...I will keep an open mind though. ;)
     
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    Althought not in one fight, I think Overeem has done a good job of going from berserker to more balanced over the course of his last few fights.

    Now he's precisoreem. Last berserker I remember from him ended in a Browne-toe to the chin!
     
  15. Valhoven Heart in '96 Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Does Hunt gameplan though? I get all the "in-your-face Wand" responses but those guys don't switch gears, if you will. Love stand-and-bang as much as the next guy but not what I am going for here...
     
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    Robbie is an interesting answer. His holiday rounds are unorthodox for a brawler with a good gas tank.
     
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    Alves. Forrest. Diego Sanchez? Am I doing it right?
     
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    Keith was such a weird fighter; I don't even know what kind of fight-style I would attribute to him, LOL.
     
  20. Valhoven Heart in '96 Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    You lost all credibility at Diego.

    :p
     

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