Pro Quality. Fan Perspective.
Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 32
  1. #11
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Ajax
    Posts
    3,926

    Default

    I actually think Hunt takes this. Sure, his grappling technique is nowhere near Struve's level, but he's strong as hell and hits like a mack truck. I've got Hunt by brutal 1st round TKO.

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

  2. #12

    Default

    @markhunt1974

    I never said I was fighting Struve one of u guys I telling stories
    https://twitter.com/markhunt1974/sta...53605717532673


  3. #13

    Default

    HAhahahahaha The "fake fight rumor to hopefully stir up interest in a matchup" is the new "injury bug"

  4. #14
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    16,250

    Default

    I hate Struve yet i'll be cheering for him here
    Andy Wang #1 P4P

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

  5. #15

    Default

    So Vegas giving like 20:1 on this ending in the first round?

    Struve gets KO'd or wins via sub within moments of the fight start.

    War Hunt!

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

  6. #16

    Default

    I think Struve needs to spend some time in Stockton and train with the Diaz boys. He's basically a 245 Nate. I like Struve, he has good BJJ, and he is tough as nails, but his striking sucks. If he could get that Stockton slap going, he could be more of a force and set up his take downs a lot better.

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    203

    Default

    Thanks, 80's

    Mark Hunt wants to fight in Japan, and he already agreed to fight Struve back at UFC 146. Hunt will be right to fight by February the last time he gave an update (which was about why he wasn't taking the Cormier fight). I'd say that hunt is playing ****s and giggles over a bucket of KFC and this fight is as good as done.

  8. #18

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy AusKick View Post
    Thanks, 80's

    Mark Hunt wants to fight in Japan, and he already agreed to fight Struve back at UFC 146. Hunt will be right to fight by February the last time he gave an update (which was about why he wasn't taking the Cormier fight). I'd say that hunt is playing ****s and giggles over a bucket of KFC and this fight is as good as done.
    Well pretty much all of the news sites have rolled with it like it's already been announced. History tells us that's not always a definitive indicator, but Hunt is also a bit of a goof on Twitter, so I wouldn't take his tweet to mean much either.

  9. #19
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Boston, MA
    Posts
    1,427

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by skeletonrock View Post
    I think Struve needs to spend some time in Stockton and train with the Diaz boys. He's basically a 245 Nate. I like Struve, he has good BJJ, and he is tough as nails, but his striking sucks. If he could get that Stockton slap going, he could be more of a force and set up his take downs a lot better.
    Be funny to see him hitting the pads with Richard Perez.

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

  10. #20

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by skeletonrock View Post
    I think Struve needs to spend some time in Stockton and train with the Diaz boys. He's basically a 245 Nate. I like Struve, he has good BJJ, and he is tough as nails, but his striking sucks. If he could get that Stockton slap going, he could be more of a force and set up his take downs a lot better.
    I do not think the 'stockton slap' style of boxing would work as well for Struve as it does for Diaz. In my own entirely unqualified opinion, he is too damn tall and the technique is dependent on body shots.

    I recently read a decent breakdown on Diaz's approach to boxing that was linked on Bloody Elbow (http://www.cagesideseats.com/2012/11...-prizefighting). Diaz uses what appears to be terrible technique, leading with his face, plodding along flatfooted, and throwing craptons of low power arm punches. But the technique is similar to old school boxing. Old school as in 'pre Duchess of Queensbury Rules' bare knuckles boxing from about the 1820s.

    - The flat footed stance is to maintain balance against takedowns (which were allowed under 'Broughton's rules')
    - Trying to take a punch on your forehead could cause an opponent to break his hand on your skull when not using gloves)
    - Throwing alot of body shots keeps you from breaking your own hands

    Most of that would probably be just fine for Struve. However, I think that Struve's height can make throwing body punches awkward. It would also make it harder to fully exploit his height and reach.

    Then again, there are probably a few guys on this board who are better informed on this. Am I correct in assuming a massive height advantage makes throwing body punches more difficult?

    END COMMUNICATION

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •