Posted by nubby
I have two thoughts:
1) I feel that Gonzaga beating CC was a fluke. The reason I believe this is because I think CC underestimated the difference in the ground game in the UFC and Pride. Next time he wont and I think that will make him a much stronger force than when Gonzaga destroyed him.
2) Gonzaga may be great at JJ but Randy is great at JJ also as well as awesome at wrestling. Many of you don't understand that Randy continually grows as a competitor and is constantly adding to his fight arsenal.
These two thoughts make me conclude that if GG is not on his A game all night, he will be in for a monster beating.
I believe during the CC/Gonzaga fight Mirko was was too worried about the take down and he did not play to his strengths he played to Napao's strengths, but that was not a fluke, you don't knock out CC with a fluke, he had a amazing gameplan and he used CC's strengths against him and he might just do it to Randy as well.
Everybody understands that Randy grows, but even the best fighter on the best day can still lose. Randy with out a doubt is one of the best fighters in the game and we all have made comment to that, its just the fact Napao is overall possibly the best heavyweight fighter underneath Fedor.
I mean this has the makings to be a true barn burner incredible fight, I mean when have you really seen Randy in a boring fight? The Tim/Randy fight was not boring, even though Randy and tim both got tired and it was more of a holding match through rounds 4 and 5, just the fact he came out and he man-handled a man who is 6 inches bigger and outweighs him by 40 pounds was remarkable.
Gonzaga is something else, and I understand Nub where you are coming from, I just think that Gonzaga is the heavyweight rendition of Anderson Silva, and I dont see this guy being stopped unless Fedor comes to the UFC, and right there would be an amazing fight.
But I know all of us can agree, this match has the makings to possibly be a fight of the year, and this could possibly be the making of a huge title run of Napao.
Its anybody's call, I know that I am EXTREMELY excited about this, and I hope you all are too.
UFC 74 is a great card.