What are the biggest myths that you debunked with your own eyes?

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  1. SenorGuillen

    SenorGuillen Your Nightshift Manager from Hell

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    For me, it was Paulo Filho's "world class" BJJ. I actually bought the hype when he was in Pride. Years later and to quote Chael Sonnen, I knew it was a happy meal when I saw Dave Branch controlled him with ease.

    Also, when I saw TUF China with all of those decisions on the card. I knew that Kung Fu was not effective in MMA. I say this because some of those Chinese said they are Kung Fu masters/practitioners or something along those lines. Many Chinese that I have interacted with told me Cain Velasquez is not the best in the world. It is actually some Shaolin master in the mountains of China. After TUF China, I can now say that Kung Fu is a joke in MMA.

    What are yours?
     
  2. joeyjoejoe

    joeyjoejoe Silver Belt

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    Alas Phil Baroni was not the best eva.
     
  3. Bigj383

    Bigj383 Gold Belt

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    Paulo Filho is not the same fighter now he was even in WEC. Filho is a mental case and has many personal problems and demons he has to work out. He is really a shell of his former self and simply collecting paychecks.
     
  4. Dart Feld

    Dart Feld Steel Belt

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    Filho is a shot fighter from the drug abuse and other things. Branch also had a huge size advantage.

    I don't think any judgement should be made from that fight.
     
  5. chopstick

    chopstick Invisible Belt

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    That GSP has a weak chin.
     
  6. Kirin

    Kirin Death Operator Platinum Member

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    Jones wins solely on skill; his size has nothing to do with his dominance :icon_lol:

    Yeah right.
     
  7. eiyuu

    eiyuu Silver Belt

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    "Elbows on the ground should be banned! They only cut! They don't do any real damage!"

    [​IMG]

    I guess Vera's orbital bone broke on its own there.
     
  8. Garnett Silk

    Garnett Silk "I chose violence" - Cersei Lannister

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    K1 level striking is greatest myth in the HISTORY of MMA.....



    (Bracing for impending shitstorm)


    And I am having my doubts as to whether "top of the food chain jiu jitsu" and it transferring over to MMA is a myth as well....
     
  9. Headynugget

    Headynugget White Belt

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    "Houston Alexander is for real!"

    ...meh
     
  10. Emjay

    Emjay And again and again and again and ag.. zzzzzzzz

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    That rankings matter
     
  11. Cyantist

    Cyantist Red Belt

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    Shooto was a small promotion in 2001 got thrown around yesterday
     
  12. chrischrizom89**

    chrischrizom89** Banned Banned

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    Hahahaha!
     
  13. Mavadorov

    Mavadorov Purple Belt

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    There isn't an underground passage from the UFC to PRIDE.
     
  14. schwe30

    schwe30 Black Belt

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    Glover's huge KO power.
     
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    chrischrizom89** Banned Banned

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    In all fairness, he was good but he's a brawler and we all know how brawlers normally end up.
     
  16. HughPhug

    HughPhug Black Belt

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    that Chuck couldn't ever get knocked out. still hard to watch
     
  17. Steve08

    Steve08 American Fedor Belt

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    "freak knockout power" in the example of Carwin vs. Wellisch-- I read a post on here which proposed that Carwin knocked Wellisch out with a short arm punch, and decided to assess this for myself on Fight Pass. While there's no doubting that Carwin throws hammers, and that his punch was indeed a fairly short, seemingly insubstantial cross, the force of impact was exponentially increased by Wellisch's body weight, which was traveling forward as he attempted his own rear straight while he took Carwin's rear straight on the chin, and was floored.

    As a general of thumb, most KOs that appeared to be provoked by a relatively insubstantial blow contain a power-amplifying yet subtle external factor such as that. Any opponent will most likely be at least wobbled by a punch or kick that they are stepping or circling into. Blows that generally otherwise unexpected typically seem to off-balance or hurt an opponent to a marked extent as well.
     
  18. waldywaldy

    waldywaldy lol motherfuckers

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    Lesnar's elite wrestling. Overeem stuffed them takedowns like a thanksgiving turkey.
     
  19. ironfist05

    ironfist05 Silver Belt

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    Filho is a BJJ and Judo black belt who has medalled at Mundials

    what do you mean he doesn't have world class BJJ?
     
  20. berimBOWLoh

    berimBOWLoh Silver Belt

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    Paulo Filho was an absolute monster on the ground back then and in pure BJJ. The only myth TS saw debunked was the myth of him knowing alot about Paulo Filho.
     

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