thoughts on robert whittaker

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  1. devante

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    Won tuf the smashes is an mma fighter; but the majority of his training has been in tma. I.e. blackbelts in karate and hapkido; he has between 11-13yrs of training between these two arts and is only 21. He did mma because his hapkido school became an mma school...meaning the majority of his skills-strategy-tech come from those two arts.

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    Sorry Devante but we're all caught up in Payak-Gate lol.
     
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    Didn't know this about him - must have missed the segment of the show when he talks about his background. But I liked him throughout the show and think he's a promising young talent.
     
  4. goldenera

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    Errr, he's been training properly for years.
     
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    He's young, so he's got time to develop, but as of now I think his lack of wrestling will be a problem. But he's an entertaining fighter for sure...
     
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    What makes you think he has a lack of wrestling, he's beaten fighters who have very good takedowns.
     
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    A TMA guy won TUF yippee :D :D :D

    Did he win with strikes, gnp, what?
     
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    Sorry, I'm sure his wrestling is on an Olympic level...
     
  9. goldenera

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    If he has or has not what's that got to do with it. You said his lack of wrestling.
     
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    Was he the hipster friend of Rory?
     
  11. devante

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    could be, but at 21 almost 13yrs of his training has been strictly tma; an the mma school he trains at was originally a hapkido place, so there is something that would cross over. When i see him fight he has somewhat of a karate stance and approach, obv its blended; but you could see some jimmo/machida in his approach.
     
  12. devante

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    that was tuf america

    this was tuf australia v england

    his final fight was on mma-core
     
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    Very talented. The best stand up fighter I've seen come out of TUF that I can think of. Fast, hits like a truck, throws from all sorts of angles with good footwork. Needs to develop his all round MMA game but looks to be a very good prospect. Reminds me of a young Vitor Belfort in regard to his fast heavy hands but his kicking game is much better. Has a killer attitude as well which is always good.
     

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