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How do you like that liver shot????

???  Easy there, Chief....Again, this was never about AP. Never.  You've never seen me go after the kid, just some people on here who had him "whipping" everyone, when he was sixteen.  He is now 21.

 

And that liver punch, that was painful to watch.  great shot!

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???  Easy there, Chief....Again, this was never about AP. Never.  You've never seen me go after the kid, just some people on here who had him "whipping" everyone, when he was sixteen.  He is now 21.

 

And that liver punch, that was painful to watch.  great shot!

 

You couldn't have been more wrong though.   From the age of 16 many on this board could already see he was a special talent.  By 19 he was in the Olympic trials final and he beat (in some cases destroyed) everyone who was anyone in USA, exception of Metcalf who failed to reach the final so they could rematch.   Guys like Pico are great for our sport because they get us talking about it.  They get people excited to witness rare special talent and you wanted to suppress that.    I'm  glad to see you're able to finally pay him a compliment.    You obsession the other way could not have been good for you that entire time he was competing.   

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You couldn't have been more wrong though.   From the age of 16 many on this board could already see he was a special talent.  By 19 he was in the Olympic trials final and he beat (in some cases destroyed) everyone who was anyone in USA, exception of Metcalf who failed to reach the final so they could rematch.   Guys like Pico are great for our sport because they get us talking about it.  They get people excited to witness rare special talent and you wanted to suppress that.    I'm  glad to see you're able to finally pay him a compliment.    You obsession the other way could not have been good for you that entire time he was competing.   

He's terrific. Always has been. Excitement is great, too.  There is no doubt he is a talent.....Obsession?  No...I do enjoy mixing it up with you all on here..this was more about of the people on here and what I perceived as disrespect toward other athletes(Metcalf, etc) that is all.  

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Pico’s last guy had almost zero stand up ability and may have even lacked a decent takedown offense let alone the level needed to scare Pico. Other than his ground game, which he never could have got to, this kid had nothing for Pico. By far Aaron’s weakest competition yet and I think it was purposely designed that way.

 

I get they gave Pico someone he could show off his standup with, but this was such a gap in striking ability that it did little to improve Pico’s in ring ability or even show what he needs to work on. Now that Pico’s back on track I’d like to see him at least get a more well rounded opponent who will force him to use quality striking and remain cautious in the ground game.

Krutchen trains with Eddie Bravo and has won half of his matches by submission.

 

He didn't have the takedown offense to scare Pico, but who really does in all of MMA besides a few guys?  Nobody in Pico's weight class that are competing right now have been at Pico's level in wrestling in terms of competing on the senior circuit(as well as US Olympic trials finals) as well as age level(Jr and Cadet) accomplishments.  The only guys that I'm sure would give him problems are the BJJ guys who are very comfortable giving up a takedown just to get a chance at going into guard and trying for a quick armbar or choke on Pico.

 

 

I'm sure he'll be matched up with somebody a little more rounded his next match.

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How hard is it going to be for him to get out of his Bellator contract?  He's clearly the real deal and ready to move up the ladder in the UFC.  

 

I can't imagine him wanting to get out of it.    He is making fantastic money and he's fighting at a pace him and his team want him at.    UFC isn't always the best option.  There are UFC vets who left because Bellator is the better option.  Rory McDonals comes to mind and Gegard Mousasi to name a couple highly ranked UFC guys who wanted out.   Pico may go his entire career without going UFC.  

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