1. The official Sherdog Store is back! Check it out! » Discuss it here! »

Was Moroz/Taylor the worst fight of the year?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by The Senator, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. The Senator Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2015
    Messages:
    460
    Likes Received:
    11
    Even on a lackluster card, this fight stood out as one of the most boring, uneventful, frustrating match ups I've seen in a long time.

    Moroz had a massive reach advantage, and some apparent ground skills, but seemed more than content to stand on the outside and land the jab and the one-two, without appearing to be trying to do any real damage. Taylor had a more difficult task, and I'm more sympathetic to her plight in this one, but she didn't cut the cage off, didn't do enough to get inside, and didn't go for broke when it was obvious that the fight was lost otherwise. There was little to no grappling that I can remember, no unpredictability in the slightest.

    Neither fighter seemed to have any sense of urgency. It looked like a heavily attended light sparring session. I'm sure someone can think of a few more fights that were close to being as bad, but I'm thinking that Moroz/Taylor was the worst fight of the year to date.
     
  2. sirmorbach These violent delights have violent ends

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2016
    Messages:
    7,062
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Brazil
    Kimbo vs. Dada was still worse.
     
  3. Arm Barbarian Titanium Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2013
    Messages:
    37,423
    Likes Received:
    6,441
    Location:
    Wild West
    It was pretty pathetic.
     
  4. markys00 Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2008
    Messages:
    11,706
    Likes Received:
    1,051
    The announcers said moroz was trying to become more marketable to fans

    Not fighting like that she wont
     
  5. ortizgnp Juice Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2012
    Messages:
    22,242
    Likes Received:
    10
    Anderson v Maia

    still to this day.
     
  6. The Senator Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2015
    Messages:
    460
    Likes Received:
    11
    Both in terms of consequences, and the in-cage action, I think you have a good case to be made. Technique was clearly worse by a large margin. I actually admit I enjoyed that one, though, in a Z-movie sort of way.

    Moroz/Taylor is still the worst UFC fight of the year, though.
     
  7. Fahcough Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2015
    Messages:
    12,544
    Likes Received:
    5,987
    Location:
    UFC Champion level fighter
    Yes. Tied with plenty of other WMMA matches
     
  8. Coolidge Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2016
    Messages:
    23,360
    Likes Received:
    0
    Nah. That fight is a classic.
     
  9. Degen Gambler Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2013
    Messages:
    12,141
    Likes Received:
    0
    I wouldn't really call it a fight.
     
  10. 13Seconds Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2015
    Messages:
    13,546
    Likes Received:
    14,485
    One of Kamaru Usmans fights gotta be up there
     
  11. Ryan G Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2007
    Messages:
    909
    Likes Received:
    41
    Carvalho vs. Manhoef was basically the same exact fight, but it went 5 rounds, and then ended in a complete bullshit decision. I'd say that one was worse.

    But yes, Moroz vs. Taylor sucked. Bad.
     
  12. Irishwhiskey119 Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2011
    Messages:
    11,037
    Likes Received:
    0
    It wasn't bad at all.

    It was strategic and technical. Taylor can't just dive into that reach like an idiot.

    She was just too inactive and needed to engage more. By no means was it a bad fight if you look at it from the perspective of the fighter and her opposition. I guess from a spoiled fans POV it wasn't an idiotic brawl like they want. Fans boo everything expect wild brawling so i wouldn't take much from the crowds awful booing.
     
  13. SimonNova Worship and forget

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2012
    Messages:
    25,920
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    Qc City
    Welcome to Sherdog mr. Anik. One question though, how can you call landing 6% of your fucking strikes being technical?
     
  14. Ryan G Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2007
    Messages:
    909
    Likes Received:
    41
    Brian Stann, is that you?

    Dude, the fight sucked. It's OK to admit a fight sucked. Taylor ran the whole fight and Moroz was content to punch air.

    You can be the shorter fighter and still get inside and land strikes. Lineker does it in basically every fight, for example. Circling endlessly and throwing one overhand right bomb every 2 minutes is not the way to do it.
     
  15. Randy BoBandy Green Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2015
    Messages:
    1,391
    Likes Received:
    30
    It's got my vote.
     
  16. Fight To Win Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2011
    Messages:
    13,107
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Tennessee
    The size difference was pretty crazy. It was kind of adorable how tiny Taylor was though. I was entertained just by that and the one big right hand she landed. I gave her round two just for that punch and also because I wasn't taking the fight seriously at all by that point.
     
  17. GrewUpSlapBoxin Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2014
    Messages:
    1,891
    Likes Received:
    0
    Some people are very easily entertained.

    Id rather watch two snails mate on repeat for an hour then watch that fight again.
     
  18. Coolidge Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2016
    Messages:
    23,360
    Likes Received:
    0
    Relive the magic.

     
  19. Degen Gambler Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2013
    Messages:
    12,141
    Likes Received:
    0

    Moroz was not inactive at all, she was punching and kicking the air a ton. If she stepped a foot closer and threw strikes her opponent still wouldn't have been able to reach. It was a garbage fight.
     
  20. Jopo Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2001
    Messages:
    16,779
    Likes Received:
    135
    Location:
    Spinning backfist seminar in West Linn
    The crowd fucking blew last night all around. Completely quiet during some of some brutal exchanges.

    Not referring to the Moroz fight.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.