Posted by BillsNewAccount
Posted by JLS1980
My dog Frankie will beat the breaks off of Tequila real easy like Frankie will own Aldo and if you dont think so I will bet on it.
This man is fired up.
Indeed he is. Too bad Frankie is going to get whooped imo. The things that helped edgar overcome his disadvantage in size against the people at 155, imo, are his speed, and his footwork, and his ability to get in and out effectively, which in and of itself, was an extension of his phenominal footwork, and his great boxing. However, now he is down in a class where there are going to be a ton of people that are as fast as he is, so that advantage is gone. Yes his footwork will still be there, and he is still an incredibly talented fighter, but Aldo is, imo, probably just as fast as edgar, if not slightly faster, and he has devastating leg kicks. Aldo is a much better striker imo. He doesn't necessarily have the footwork, but he is a much more versatile and complete striker. Again, going back to Aldo's leg kicks, all he has to do is land a few of those and Edgar's footwork and ability to try and take the fight will be pretty much taken away from him. His best bet is to try and take Aldo down from the get go, but given that Aldo's TDD is one of the best in MMA, it is going to be very difficult to get him down. If Gray, a bigger stronger wrestler, couldn't get Aldo down when training with him in preparation for Aldo's fight with Mendez, Edgar is going to have trouble doing it unless he sets it up perfectly.
If Aldo takes out those legs, which I believe he will, it's going to be a long painful night for Edgar as Aldo just takes pot-shots at him. Edgar is tough as nails and he has the heart of a champion, so he'll be extremely tough to put away. I think Aldo takes this via a rather comfortable UD.