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  1. NY RTC is in Hoboken, but yeah he probably is living at home. Paramus to Hoboken is around 20 minutes with no traffic. Paramus to New Brunswick is about an hour.
  2. Gets different feels with the foreign guys, which I think is very beneficial seeing that he hasn't been in any overseas tournaments this year at all.
  3. Not when Nick has better freestyle training partners(foreign guys) at NY RTC. Hell, even Pico popped in there with Nick back in October.
  4. Are they actually still having a Senior WC next year for non-OLympic weights?
  5. He knew he couldn't make any mistakes against Spencer, but he's Spencer. Def a tough match, but I applaud he and his bro for going out and competing.
  6. I know him and his brother. He just thought he'd have a better showing.
  7. Not slamming BJJ guys are all. I'm just saying a top level wrestler would do well in BJJ if they trained full-time and understood those positions. BJJ guys would as well. An yeah, there are definitely BJJ guys who would tap any wrestler with no problems. I know BJJ very well having competed at the Joe Moriera Pan Ams and a lot of the other tourneys back in the day. That's when you would see all of the schools there except for Royce and Rorion's school because they had some association that didn't allow to compete against other schools that weren't in the association. You'd see these guys and guys from their schools Rickson, Renzo, Ralph, Allan Goes, Gene Lebell, Carlson, Carley, Relson, Machados, Andre Pedeneiras, sometimes guys like Sperry, Carlos Baretto, Wallid, etc... Carlson Gracie(Gracie Barra) from Brazil would always win the most medals and the Machado schools would be 2nd most. I definitely embrace both because I've competed in both.
  8. He definitely would be able to medal at ADCC if training full-time and being more comfortable/understanding positions with more limited experience. Just look at Mark Kerr(although massively juiced on roids) Tito, Matt Hughes and all of the wrestlers who competed at ADCC when it first started. The main thing is getting takedowns that transition into submission attempts or possible threats. Not just throwing a guy for points or getting a takedown for points.
  9. Wrestling fans thinking that Bo actually forced Gordon into the position for that suplex when Gordon was clearly trying to initiate contact(donkey guard) to transition for a submission. Gordon specializes in leglocks and if they had those, Bo would have been done way faster. That's like them both agreeing to do a folkstyle match and Bo couldn't attack the legs and only had to go upper body. Bo would win handily, but not as quick as he would be full folk rules. All wrestlers should just give props to Bo for stepping up and stop whining so much like butthurt crybabies. I've seen at least one poster from here/Hawkeye board whining on Flo's twitter. Dumbest statement about a SUBMISSION GRAPPLING match. "But, but, but...put a wrestling ref in there and see what happens!" If Gordon and Bo do a freestyle or folk match, then all of the wrestling fans will rejoice when Bo techs, ragdolls or pins him because that's what'll happen.
  10. All you have to do is look where Nick trained 2-3 times a day. At Renzo's. Where did Bo do any real hardcore submission grappling training? compared to a guy like Nick? There are always going to be guys that are an anomaly, like Nick. The thing is, Nick wasn't competing for the World team spot(like Bo) or had a legit shot at making the USA Wrestling senior world team. Some ex-wrestlers just take to submission grappling/BJJ much better than others because being on your back(and being comortable) and positioning in wrestling compared to submission grappling is the complete opposite.
  11. That's because it's not a wrestling match or an MMA match. It's called a submission grappling match for a reason. Only ignorant people would think Bo would have won even though any leg submissions weren't allowed. If Bo were training submission grappling full time for years instead of wrestling then he might have had a shot, but the wrestling crowd has no idea how good you have to be to win the ADCC World Championships. That's like submission grappling fans disregarding Bo's wrestling accomplishments and thinking Gordon would beat Bo in folk or free. Just not going to happen.
  12. How does freestyle experience equate to being good at BJJ? They competed in a modified rules submission grappling match with half of the submissions not allowed. A straight BJJ or sport BJJ match is completely different. That's like having both of them compete in a folkstyle match with no leg takedowns allowed.
  13. Any "grappling" incorporates some kind wrestling. It was a modified submission grappling match, not a BJJ match. If it were a straight BJJ match OR a submission grappling match with leglocks/ankle locks allowed, then Bo would have been submitted within the first few minutes.
  14. Because people are stupid and have no idea about submission grappling since they've never done it. Plus, they thought Bo would actually win in this kind of match since he's a 3x NCAA Champion and a U23 "World Champion"...LMAO. Even stupider.
  15. So, you mean Bo is going to get annihilated as well? Just flew over your head 10000%. What I'm referring to is that grappler111 was saying that the 2 guys I referenced earlier- Frank Shamrock and Matt Hume didn't practice BJJ and incorporate it into their submission grappling just because they are "Pankration" and "Catch Wrestling". St. Pierre was the best MMA wrestler even though he lists "Karate" as his background when he was dominating the UFC in the WW division. Those are facts and I'm not talking about a wrestling match. We're talking about a submission grappling match here.
  16. So just because that's what they're categorized as, they didn't practice BJJ? St. Pierre must not have practiced wresting since his background is Karate then.
  17. Yeah, I dunno why Monday did that. Just really inexperienced in those positions. It was like "Here's my leg, please submit me". Yep, No GI BJJ has grown exponentially compared to back in the early 90s. Everything used to be gi only, then ADCC came around and really made no gi grappling explode. Especially because Americans started to compete and win like Kerr, Ricco Rodriguez, Tito, etc.
  18. You're trying to pretend like Hume and Shamrock didn't practice BJJ....
  19. He wrestled at the US Open this past March. I can't remember if he wrestled freestyle since then.
  20. Standard submissions, then don't expect Bo to last long unless he just sits in the guard or just tries to stand and stay neutral. Doesn't matter how long Bo's been training BJJ. He's been really active wrestling, so his BJJ hasn't been what it should be for this match. If you win the ADCC Absolute division, like Gordon has as well as being a 2x ADCC world champion, then Bo's in for some major trouble. Anybody else ever watch the PPV back in the day -BJJ vs wrestling called "The Contenders". That's the show that was in Iowa, had Gable commentating, Tom Erickson won by decision, Hendo got submitted by Frank Shamrock with a heel hook, Townsend Saunders won by decision, Van Arsdale won by decision, Dennis Hall lost by decision, Chris Barnes got armbarred by Carlos Newton, Kenny Monday got subbed by a toehold from Matt Hume. If no leg submissions are allowed, then Bo will last a little longer.
  21. Kordell is probably better off to redshirt this season because of his injury. He's not beating Zahid at 184 and 197 might be too big of a jump in weight.
  22. Academically speaking, Anthony already graduated from ASU several months ago.
  23. Hey now, why you gotta talk about Matt Brown and his senior year at PSU like that.
  24. Hate to say this since the kid is from CA, but Mantanona ain't gonna be doing anything of note. He's got Valencia nightmares since last year when Zahid destroyed him twice at the same duals. Like I've been saying for years, A. Valencia needs to vary his neutral game because everybody has been scouting him and the double/throw by ever since he beat Tyler Caldwell at the US Open while he was in HS.
  25. lmao, more like Richard Lewis vs Larry David...was watching Curb when I posted
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