Posted by bjj1605
Posted by kingsmasher
Lets be honest here..>As much as I like Condit hes gonna lose to the wrestlers in the division...plain and simple.....thats why he wanted no part of Fitch
like he was supposed to lost to Kim right? Kim is a strong top game grappler.
I think Condit is one of those guys who transcends wrestling.
Kim is not on the same level as a Fitch though. I too disagree with smasher saying Condit would plain and simple lose to the wrestlers in the division but at the same time, Kim compared to a Fitch attempts fewer takedowns per fight. He does it at a lower percentage of successful takedowns (not even above 50%), and way less attempted ground strikes. And that's even with those numbers very very skewed by the much higher levels of competition and better grapplers Fitch has faced. Yet Kim is still statistically annihilated in terms of every aspect of wrestling/grappling and activity on the mat.
I just don't think Kim's grappling puts him anywhere near the level of the Fitch/GSP/Kos/Shields/etc's of the division in grappling in my humble opinion so I don't think that fight showed anything we didn't already know. In case it isn't obvious, I've thought Kim has been one of the most overrated fighters in the UFC for years and I don't like how the UFC keeps trying to feed him guys who will be happy to work from their back and have a good chance to lose decisions, even though I understand the matchmaking has more than a little to do with needing a Korean star in the UFC.
Regardless, I'll be rooting for Condit in his next fight no matter who it is as he's one of my absolute favorite fighters and I hope you're right that he does transcend his opponent's wrestling because it will be a huge step up from Kim. A 1st round TKO can transcend any style though.