Wow Stefani Struve fought like Semmy Schilt!

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  1. Oduj

    Oduj Orange Belt

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    Did he study keeping the distance with his coach watching Schilt tapes? He wasn't perfect since Minotauro manage to get inside a couple of times and connect on his chin which has dangerous. Do you see him getting better over time? He is starting to be aware of exploiting his massive reach advantage with some jabs and font kicks even mora than previous fights.
     
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    jerzeerat Yellow Belt

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    I thought he fought like crap. Yes he was effective in using his skill set. But he showed a complete lack of aggression that must be present to make it to higher levels. Minotauro was very tired in both rounds 2 and 3, probably from cardio and getting hit - yet Struve didn't capitalize for 10 minutes of fighting.

    Struve should've finished Minotauro or at the very least inflicted very serious damage. I don't think he'll ever come close to being a contender - unless the division has less competition than it has today.
     
  3. WhitebeltXL

    WhitebeltXL Black Belt

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    He hasn't been the same since his long layoff, I'm still surprised he's back tbh. Hoping he gets back to the Struve who dominated Miocic. I really think he could become a contender at Heavyweight.
     
  4. TeamTanner

    TeamTanner Red Belt

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    He didn't really dominate Miocic. Miocic was clearly out landing him for the entire fight until he got caught and then Struve finished him off.


    In any case that was a different Miocic than the guy fighting today and there is no version of Struve that would beat him now.
     
  5. manub

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    Stefani?
     
  6. WhitebeltXL

    WhitebeltXL Black Belt

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    Yeah Miocic has been really impressive since then, would love to see a rematch, should Struve get a few more wins.
     
  7. Billy no mates

    Billy no mates The Pub bore .

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    Yes and no,he used his natural advantages a bit better than before but he didn't use them to move his opponent about like Schilt would do once he had established his range .
     
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    capnlarge Silver Belt

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    He barely beat a shambling Big Nog....
     
  9. Miiiiiiighty

    Miiiiiiighty Gold Belt

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    Yup, that's what happened.

    Don't know where the " dominated Miocic" came from
     
  10. Stoupe

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    Sitting here patiently waiting for the eventual shoop of Stefani
     
  11. TeamTanner

    TeamTanner Red Belt

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    I don't see Struve ever being champ but he could certainly improve a lot if he uses his reach better and gets some wrestling which I'll assume is his focus.
     
  12. Combat Squirrel

    Combat Squirrel Blue Belt

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    So 10 years after his debut in professional MMA, he finally starts to understand the most fundamental concept of striking?
     
  13. Shocktagon

    Shocktagon Brown Belt

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    Didn't look all that great, especially considering it was 2015 Big Nog. It always seems like he's going to turn a corner on using his natural gifts but then he doesn't.
     
  14. nutts

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    I heard Goldy say last night that Struve is the tallest competitor ever in the UFC. Isn't Semmy slighty taller than Struve? I've learned never to take facts from Goldberg serious.
     
  15. iloveufc123

    iloveufc123 UFC <3

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    Didn't watch the fight but I'm surprised he didn't get the finish.
     
  16. PivotPunch

    PivotPunch Red Belt

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    he looked the same he did against Hunt which i guess is good after the jaw and heart thing difference was just that he was fighting an ancient and shot Nog instead of a Hunt who while old still had a little bit left in the tank
     
  17. ShackleMeNot

    ShackleMeNot Brown Belt

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    Someone needs to shoop Struve into a no doubt video now
     
  18. Max Power

    Max Power Got The Touch Platinum Member

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    I am more of a fan of his stuff with No Doubt.:)
     
  19. TeamTanner

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    That's easy to say but hard to do when you're 6'11"+


    Being that tall does have some advantages but there are also some serious inherent challenges of being that height that most other guys don't have to deal with usually related to defense and and just general coordination. Almost everyone at that height is naturally awkward to some degree.
     

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