Discussion in 'Worldwide MMA Discussion' started by Paul L, Mar 13, 2016.
UFC news: Chi Lewis-Parry suspended four years by USADA (usatoday.com)
good list thank you
@Paul L - do you know anything about this big bastard? Not the greatest of resumes but at 6ft 11in and tipping the scales, seems like a fairly marketable Mexican heavyweight for one of the big promotions to stick on the prelims.
He struggled with a 5'8 natural light/welterweight and didn't look good in either standup or on the ground, questionable cardio too. He's also not 6'11 but more like 6'4 (similar built like Augusto Sakai but a lot less skilled) with a lot of excess fat.
Christ, that's that then!
Not a huge fan as outlined below. This kid from Mexico is decent, he's flabby as hell, but he hits like a truck. He's got that Roy Nelson fat guy power. https://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/fighters/198434-jesus-navarrete-el-tanque
Smoldarev is one of those guys who has all the potential in the world, Imagine if he moved to the USA and started training at a top gym 5 years ago, he could have been a legit contender at HW.
props for Smoldarev, gave Elkhan Musaev (now 6-1) a tough lesson in a wrestling heavy performance, moving up to 15-7, looked decent on the feet too but clearly size played a factor, Musaev is too small to implement his grinding style against guys who can wrestle
I've been saying the same thing for years, the guy has all the physical tools.
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