Cale Yarbrough vs Patrick Schultz

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POLL: Was that striking terrible?
Yes 85% (28)
no 15% (5)
Mastodon2
5/17/08 6:44:14PM
That was a horrendous display of striking. My god. Is the striking instruction in the US really so bad that these guys looked like they had never even taken a Muay Thai or kickboxing class?

No footwork, no variation in punches, no KO power due to sloppy technique, no parries, no blocking, it was horrendous. My faith in MMA striking takes another hard blow.

Who else was shocked by this?

EDIT: Also, Patrick Schultz over using that damn right overhand haymaker and Cale never caught on to dodge and counter. If Schultz tried that with me I'd step out of the way and batter him, and I'm a lightweight!
sammyd1213
5/17/08 6:57:41PM
Did expect much from either man.. Cale was the least impressive winner in the fights for beds and Shultz got brought back. Neither are UFC caliber guys
nickcuc547
5/17/08 8:08:23PM
it may have been some of the sloppiest i have ever seen, even on tuf. that gave mike nickels vs. matt hammil a big run for its money.
kevietre
5/17/08 8:13:21PM
Schultz was soo predictable with the overhand right he threw it over and over again and the the straight kick that Tim Boetsch uses(teet). It was a horrilbe fight IMO. Not only that but afterwards Shultz told Forrest "Get back in the corna Forrest I cant wait till your fight with Rampage." Thats so disrespectful coming from a guy whose done nothing in this sport, and just lost a fight.
Twenty20Dollars
5/17/08 8:15:35PM
well they are rookies. soo dont get mad about it.
owen1
5/17/08 8:50:16PM
Ya that was definately sloopy.Schultz threw that big right over and over again to the head and body and how Cale wasn't expecting it and easily blocking it I don't know.If Schultz wasnt so sloopy with the big right he could have hit Cale with it all night and did some damage.
Aaronno9
5/17/08 8:58:01PM
who voted no man? that striking was terrible! Ive had no formal striking training and even i could see every time schultz was going to throw that haymaker or when yarbrough was about to throw a kick!

The worst thing is, forrest actually says at one point yarbroughs ground game is none existant, id like to know who he trains with becouse if all he trains is striking he must not of been around for very long. Doesnt say much for schultz either considering he got controlled for over half of the fight.
SmileR
5/17/08 9:24:08PM
2 people have voted no!!!!!
It was a terrible striking display but they were the two bottom of the barrel guys. I seriously doubt they'll ever be a big impact in the UFC or MMA in general.

Although I'v no doubt any half decent Kick boxer or Mui Tie fighter would kick their ass!
holt8081
5/17/08 10:03:49PM
It looked like a high school girl fight, wild puches that dont land.
bigbubbano23
5/17/08 10:47:26PM
yea i knew they brought back the wrong guy. it's to bad all the others were injured.
Mastodon2
5/18/08 6:18:26AM

Posted by kevietre

Schultz was soo predictable with the overhand right he threw it over and over again and the the straight kick that Tim Boetsch uses(teet). It was a horrilbe fight IMO. Not only that but afterwards Shultz told Forrest "Get back in the corna Forrest I cant wait till your fight with Rampage." Thats so disrespectful coming from a guy whose done nothing in this sport, and just lost a fight.



Teep ;)

Who voted no? To whoever voted that way, if you don't believe this was bad striking, I'd like to know what your idea of bad striking actually is!
bullettdodger
5/18/08 2:04:24PM
Schultz could beat forrest and rampage with his left hand behind his back AWESOME STRIKING SUPER TECHNICAL MATCHUP

ps i voted yes lol
tylerlee123
5/18/08 6:02:48PM
I really dont mind watching any fight beacause anything can happen but man did i feel bad for Schultz, all he had goin for him was that right hand, dont get me wrong he has some power behind it but holy crap he kept throwing the same shot over and over it was horrible but but he did rock him a couple of times, wish yarbrough pulled out the KO would of been awesome !
mrkennedy
5/18/08 7:18:08PM
why forrest said that cale was a good kickboxer
Playground_Samurai
5/18/08 7:33:24PM

Posted by Mastodon2

That was a horrendous display of striking. My god. Is the striking instruction in the US really so bad that these guys looked like they had never even taken a Muay Thai or kickboxing class?



First off, I agree that these guys do not have good striking.

The only question I have is, what does this have to do with being from the U.S.?
mkiv9secsupra
5/18/08 8:53:25PM
Schultz wasnt a good enough to kickboxer to go to K1 or WCL so he decided to try his striking against MMA fighters and their rediculous ground stuff....

well if i ever make a crossover to MMA i know who i want my first fight to be against......im gunning for schult......

cale wasnt too far behind but at least he had the ability to take the guy down.
Jackelope
5/18/08 9:07:14PM
Schultz's striking was God awful. You must have missed the posts I made in other threads doing my Patrick Schultz impression-

"2..2...2..2...2...2...2....2...2..."

All that being said Cale's striking defense and footwork was awful. He looked like he had some crisp combinations with the hands in close, though. I saw him throw a couple jab hook combos that were sharp, but he couldn't get in Schultz's range to throw them. That basically tells me he has put in a lot of hand work on the focus mitts, a lot of heavy bag work, but not too much actual sparring work. Big thumbs down for that

The fact that he couldn't capitalize on that overextended, overloaded, and just plain god awful right hand speaks volume for his overall game. I was dying laughing watching that pathetic display. I think they put stuff like that on just so the average joe thinks he could stand a chance in there.
Mastodon2
5/19/08 6:27:13AM
Lets be fair, the average joe probably could have had those two guys. Even a decent lightweight Thai boxer would demolish them, shame there are practically none in MMA.
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