Posted by Vendetta
Posted by Jackelope
Gerald Harris was a bad pick to fight Amir. Stylistically it may have made sense at the time, but I knew eventually those knees would connect on one of those patented double legs. I mean, seriously... did he have any takedowns (besides the slams) that weren't double legs?
It was a great fight pick, Harris has everything on Amir on paper, including a ton more experience. Amir hung in there, showed some heart, and landed the knee.
Power double is his style, of course he's got more takedowns than that. He took him down quite a few times, why change something that works? He also got slams off a couple of high crotches too.
Well, no offense.. but OBVIOUSLY it wasn't a great pick, haha.
I'm still sticking with my original belief on this issue- He should have picked CB to take on Amir since Amir was the toughest fighter left on Forrest's team. I look at it like this-
CB can beat any of the three guys Forrest had left easily. Amir being the biggest threat, I put my best guy against their best and knock him out of the tournament.
Harris could definitely beat Cale, but it was questionable (IMO) whether or not he could beat Amir or Klein.
Schultz obviously couldn't beat any of the guys Forrest had.
So I take CB, put him against their best, take Harris against Klein and hope Harris' strength and wrestling gets him the UD nod (I believe it could), then I take Schultz and give the fans what they want to see. A stand up war between two cans.
I mean, really... on paper a lot of things make sense, but if there's one thing we should all know by now it's that paper doesn't mean jack half of the time in MMA. I put styles against styles, and Harris' standup didn't match up with Amir's.