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"The bye to the WTT finals is not an advantage." --- BraunnMann
Posted 27 August 2017 - 10:36 AM
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Posted 24 September 2017 - 12:02 AM
Any update on who he will be fighting?
You will be very disappointed to learn the rookie took on a 10 fight veteran with 7 wins in the cage, and slaughtered the kid. It was a nice go for a couple minutes with Pico throwing from the pocket (his opponent as well) and a couple take downs when the situation presented itself. Ultimately Pico landed a technically perfect left hook and put the man to sleep while he still stood (he immediately crumbled). It appeared like man vs boy out there.
Posted 24 September 2017 - 01:08 AM
I'm surprised at how easily he gets hit. For a guy with his extensive striking background, fighting low end MMA guys, he sure doesn't look super polished on his feet. Strong kid, athletic...but nowhere near elite level MMA at this point.
A guy like Edgar would take him apart.
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Posted 24 September 2017 - 01:17 AM
Posted 24 September 2017 - 01:32 AM
Happy for him. Wish his style was more grappling oriented. That is where he will have the biggest advantage
Posted 24 September 2017 - 01:35 AM
Well after what happened in his first fight it shouldn't be the plan. I think Pico's just has such a forward minded attack style that he doesn't get concerned with the other fighters attack. In away that's attack style os good if it keeps your opponent backing up and trying to survive. But at this level of MMA he's going to get rocked by some great strikers and guys who can counter well if he just going forward and only focusing on what he is doing. Untalize his head/foot movement, fakes, slips, blocks, and counters better will cause him to avoid many of those solid shots he seems walk into. All things I'm such he's been Taught well in practice but hasn't had a chance to fully work into his game in the cage since he skipped the high level amature and second tier pro divisions. Hopefully time will cure that because with the investment Bellator has made into him he's going to start fighting some solid opponents once he gets another win or two under his belt against these semi-successful guys.
Noticed that too, but is it possible that was the game plan to get the opening?
Posted 24 September 2017 - 02:05 AM
During the broadcast they list his trainers, one elite guy after another, and he's eating punches from a guy with no coach or training partners!
Not impressed at all. I wish him well, but he's light years away from champ level.
Posted 24 September 2017 - 02:22 AM
Posted 24 September 2017 - 02:25 AM
I agree that Pico is so offensively-oriented, he seems to lack the defense needed to go with it, especially since (so far) it looks like he doesn't have a great chin. Working with Dillashaw should help him get looser and less rigid, and especially on his angles and footwork (which has never been his strongest, even in wrestling). I really hope we get to see him evolve quickly, like using kicks, because he will be thrown into the mix fairly quickly.
I was shocked at how stuff he looked. It was like watching a typical wrestler w six months of boxing training.
Not fluid or smooth at all.
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Posted 24 September 2017 - 04:29 AM
If you analyze him as an aspiring fighter, rather than a matrix level prodigy, he is probably doing fine. I have no idea what it's like locked in a cage with another man who is trying to knock you unconscious, but I would imagine there is a pretty freaking steep learning curve to be expected regardless of your talent level. Definitely seems to be lacking a lot of lateral movement, especially of the upper body, as other posters have indicated. Good thing they fed him a fish, which is what they should have done in the first place.
Posted 24 September 2017 - 04:31 AM
Pretty impressive that the guy he was fighting literally had no coach or set training. He wasn't top notch, but I've seen much worse MMA fighters with full teams behind them.
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Posted 24 September 2017 - 05:00 AM
No kicks, which is something he should be forcing into his repertoire at this point. His defense is sketchy. His ground game is ineffective. His opponent was obviously not remotely close to his level physically, but was technically in stand up.
In summary, this is his second fight and he is unsurprisingly 1-1.
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