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Houston Alexander Back in Gym After UFC 78 Loss

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After a first-round loss at this past weekend’s UFC 78 event in Newark, N.J., Houston Alexander (8-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) is already back in the gym and training.

Alexander suffered a TKO loss to Thiago Silva (12-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC), and as many fans noticed, the Nebraska-based fighter just didn’t seem himself during the loss.

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Post #1   11/20/07 7:19:59AM   

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The sooner he works on his ground game, the better.

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Post #2   11/20/07 10:01:40AM   

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Posted by emfleek

The sooner he works on his ground game, the better.





i went with thiago the whole way though. i thought it was too soon to jump on the houston bandwagon. if he would of ran through silva. i would have gave him more credit, but it seems i was right. even his standup looked bad. i hope he does improve, we will just have to see his next couple of fights i guess.

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That's why I love Houston Alexander and whys he's one of my favorite fighters. Yeah he gets stopped, but the next day or 2 he jumps back into the gym bugging Dana for the next possible fight.

He's the perfect example of what a fighter should be. Train hard, fight to fight, not to lose or be a huge superstar.

I admire him and hopefully with a little work on that cardio and a little BJJ and wrestling training, he can show the real Houston who knocks everybody the f out.

Post #4   11/20/07 3:22:20PM   

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Posted by NatedawgThaM

That's why I love Houston Alexander and whys he's one of my favorite fighters. Yeah he gets stopped, but the next day or 2 he jumps back into the gym bugging Dana for the next possible fight.

He's the perfect example of what a fighter should be. Train hard, fight to fight, not to lose or be a huge superstar.

I admire him and hopefully with a little work on that cardio and a little BJJ and wrestling training, he can show the real Houston who knocks everybody the f out.



I usually base why i like a certain fighter on more then just how long after a loss he begins training, but hey thats just me

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Post #5   11/20/07 3:32:03PM   

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The only reason I'm posting here is because I had Thiago Silva as a RD1 KO/TKO.

Nevertheless, I like Houston, and wish him the best. He looked really solid in that fight and I could already see another huge KO (right until he decided to take the fight to the ground).

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Posted by NatedawgThaM

That's why I love Houston Alexander and whys he's one of my favorite fighters. Yeah he gets stopped, but the next day or 2 he jumps back into the gym bugging Dana for the next possible fight.

He's the perfect example of what a fighter should be. Train hard, fight to fight, not to lose or be a huge superstar.

I admire him and hopefully with a little work on that cardio and a little BJJ and wrestling training, he can show the real Houston who knocks everybody the f out.



I usually base why i like a certain fighter on more then just how long after a loss he begins training, but hey thats just me



Well he has great KO power and is very explosive. Just multiple reasons he's one of my fav. fighters...

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Posted by NatedawgThaM


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Posted by NatedawgThaM

That's why I love Houston Alexander and whys he's one of my favorite fighters. Yeah he gets stopped, but the next day or 2 he jumps back into the gym bugging Dana for the next possible fight.

He's the perfect example of what a fighter should be. Train hard, fight to fight, not to lose or be a huge superstar.

I admire him and hopefully with a little work on that cardio and a little BJJ and wrestling training, he can show the real Houston who knocks everybody the f out.



I usually base why i like a certain fighter on more then just how long after a loss he begins training, but hey thats just me



Well he has great KO power and is very explosive. Just multiple reasons he's one of my fav. fighters...



just playin dude

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Posted by NatedawgThaM

That's why I love Houston Alexander and whys he's one of my favorite fighters. Yeah he gets stopped, but the next day or 2 he jumps back into the gym bugging Dana for the next possible fight.

He's the perfect example of what a fighter should be. Train hard, fight to fight, not to lose or be a huge superstar.

I admire him and hopefully with a little work on that cardio and a little BJJ and wrestling training, he can show the real Houston who knocks everybody the f out.




i agree, even tho i picked silva, alexander had more to lose, and now he feels like he has to prove himself, when all he has to do is get at least a purple belt in ju jitsu before hes elite. maybe a better chin, but i respect him more now that he wants to get back in there, props to houston even if he gets beat again

Post #9   11/21/07 12:48:54AM