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Whats next for OSP?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by YoudBeSurprised, Aug 9, 2015.

  1. YoudBeSurprised Blue Belt

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    I think he should switch camps. He obviously has a group of yes men around him who must not tell him how to throw a proper punch. Hes a great athlete and all , but someone needs to improve his TDD and stand up.
     
  2. tonil Red Card

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    Ultimate fighter contest.
     
  3. xFeeLPaiN Purple Belt

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    he will always be " just " a top 10 guy, but never top 5 imo
     
  4. Degen Gambler Silver Belt

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    I think he should put on some muscle and move up to HW
     
  5. LaneTM Green Belt

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    His cardio is sad....like bro, second main event in your ufc career and it looks like he gassed and couldn't get up from the bottom of Glover. Reminds me of another fight he had. I like the guys style, tdd bjj and cardio would do this guy wonders. Perhaps a meeting with the loser of Rumble/Manuwa??
     
  6. BenRichards Brown Belt

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    He's 32. He's not a prospect or an up and coming talent. Guy's been fighting for a while. He is who he is. A former college athlete with shit technique. Same guy from strikeforce. I said glover would beat him by tko or sub and was in the minority. He's a fringe top ten guy. Gatekeeper/journeyman material. He'll probably get the loser of rumble/Jimi fight
     
  7. The_Renaissance Sherdog Bunceweight Champion Yellow Card

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    OSP has always been OSP. I've never seen this evolution, some people think they see. He's always been big for the division, big reach, decent punching power, poor defensive wrestling. His own grappling game has improved a bit, I'll concede that. But he's always been destined to be a top 10-15 guy but never top 5, legitimately. Still, he'll be around for a few more years, the heavier divisions see the older dudes hang around longer as the pace is less frantic/fast.
     
  8. cyrusthevyrus Banned Banned

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    agreed. he has no future to LHW
     
  9. SevenDeadlySins Orange Belt

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    He needs to train Wrestling for a year. Anyone with decent wrestling beats him it seems.
     
  10. Benoitthegr8 Yellow Card Platinum Member

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    TS nailed it, he needs to go to one of the premier gyms and attempt to get to the next level. He shows a glimpse of eliteness from time to time, then does shot like throws the same kick half a dozen times and ends up on his back after Glover was reading it. He has lapses in fight IQ, and seems to rely on his athleticism entirely too much. Fighting outside of the top 10 he can get away with that, against LHW's elite he got exposed. I like his athleticism, big frame, and long reach, but he is sometimes painful to watch as he makes many mistakes and takes unneccessary risks like last night.
     
  11. MuyThaiElbows Silver Belt

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    Jimi Manuwa when he gets KO'd by Rumble.

    OSP is very good. Glover Texiera is a beast and Rua isn't easy to KO. OSP has potential to put on some good fights with elite contenders.
     
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    He'll always be an 'explosive' striker, and nothing else. UFC will be sure to match him against other strikers now, to limit his exposure.
     
  13. clumseygenius Red Belt

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    Lil' Nog, Cavalcante or Fabio even. Few options out there no doubt, throw him any of them, coupled with an emphatic victory and I see him being pushed a bit again. He defo' need's to improve on his TTD immensely although Glover did have a serious edge on him there and played it smart, wearing the fuck out of him with his ground game, forcing his wait to be carried and dealt with by OSP to boot. Which obviously in-time/during the fight is going to weaken his sprawl.


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  14. TheScorpionDude Get over here! ~~~~~~~~~~~~==>

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    Shogun rematch. It's only right.
     
  15. Voodoo Dahl Purple Belt

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    Knoxville MMA isnt not an elite camp, at all.

    They have had a big run of losses.
     
  16. Jermei Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    Manuwa is next and anyone else outside the top 5.
     

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