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Weird title fight.

Discussion in 'Worldwide MMA Discussion' started by ralphus1, Jan 16, 2015.

  1. ralphus1 Extremely stable genius

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    I guess I'm impressed that Pitbull overcame the eyepokes and being dominated in the standup. Strauss could have possibly finished it after the knockdown....going for the double-leg when Pitbull was wobbly on the feet was a major mistake.

    Just a strange fight, lots of interruptions with some good action in between.
     
  2. roventu Brown Belt

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    yeah there's a lot of fighters that can capitalize on beating them on feet and finishing on ground (Cerrone, Pettis have a lot of subs, but they were setup by rocking their opponents on feet)....Maybe this fight and Diego are examples of when not to do it :p
     
  3. M Raid K Black Belt

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    Straus doesn't have killer instinct that tells you to go for broke when the opponent is hurt. Also he kept messing with ground game of Freire despite being reversed multiple times. Just a not a great "fight IQ".
     
  4. Kim Jong Un Absolute Boss

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    I agree, why does he start grappling battles with Patrico who is a grappler? Very foolish.
     
  5. nintey Brown Belt

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    He's literally choked twice on title fights. I can't help but feel that cup shot was a bit of a momentum shifter, though I have no idea what he was thinking with that kimura attempt.
     
  6. EndlessCritic Steel Belt

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    straus has been more of a grappler in his career than patricio..
     
  7. qw3rty Silver Belt

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    But he was beating Pitbull in the striking
    No need to try some different and get choked like the Curran fight
     
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    Fight IQ was HUGE in this fight - Strauss was clearly the better fighter but needed to stop spamming takedowns that he wasn't getting and weren't helping him.

    Maybe he though the would tire Pitbull out with his scrambles but he never should have gone for a kimura, should've played strict defense from the bottom.
     

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