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Aaron Pico vs. Adam Borics

Pico is 4-2 in the red gloves with white trunks, hailing from Whittier, CA and fighting out of Albuquerque, NM. Borics is 12-0 in the blue gloves and black trunks for this fight, hailing from Hungary and fighting out of Fort Lauderdale, FL. The ref is Dan Miragliotta.

Round 1: Quick tap of gloves. Pico shoots 20 seconds into the round and has the takedown 10 seconds later. Borics gets his back to the fence and posts on one hand as Pico tries to drag him away from the wall. Pico finally picks him up and slams Borics down in the middle of the cage. Borics tries to get back up and eats a left hand before he does at 2:18. Borics tries a jump knee and throws a leg kick. Borics lands another and Pico goes right back to the takedown slam in the center at 2:49. Pico is trying to take the back while Borics tries to control the arms and wrists. Borics tries and fails to sweep but is able to get back to his knees. Pico ties up his legs with his own but Borics breaks the grapevine and gets back up at 4:39. Pico with a right hand and a level change then a right elbow before the bell. Opening round goes 10-9 to Pico.

Round 2: Pico gets another takedown 14 seconds into the round. Borics looks for upkicks and Pico avoids it and lets Borics stand up at 1:08 before taking him down again nine seconds later. Miragliotta calls for more work twice. Borics gets to his knees and Pico responds by kneeing Borics in the left thigh before pulling him back down. Borics stands up and turns around at 3:44. Borics rocks Pico with a flying knee and the fight is over!! Pico was eating hammerfists at Miragliotta stepped in and still looked dazed and confused afterward

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2 minutes ago, hammerlockthree said:

So you hate Pico and are trying to make him sound bad?

How does that make him sound bad?  He never lost to Retherford so he probably thinks that he would have been able to beat him for the world team spot.  He's wrestling with Chamizo so it isn't like he is training with nobodies.  

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33 minutes ago, hammerlockthree said:

Someone running their mouth about a sport they quit...isn't a good look.

It's great you know a guy, but passing on 3rd hand paraphrases never does anyone any good. 

BY THE WAY....chamizo is 74k. not 65.

So hanging tough with a world champ doesn't count if he is not the same weight...but heavier? 

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1 hour ago, TripNSweep said:

He told a friend of mine that he was training with Chamizo in Italy and he would have easily made the US world team this year.  Maybe he'll come back for next year's trials.  

Seems like a lot of former wrestlers remember their skills being better than they actually are/were. Self included.

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1 hour ago, TBar1977 said:

Self delusion thinking he could flip a switch and beat world level wrestlers after being out of the sport this long.

He has an inflated sense of himself.

Cejudo came back and almost did it. Pico was on that level in freestyle. He truly was. He just saw money and fame at too young of an age and chased, what looks to be, the wrong sport for it. 

With the way funding has drastically improved for our top freestyle guys, he could have made a healthy sum by now without taking devastating knees to the face.   At 4-3, his chances at a big payday are slipping away quickly. 

If he can make 65kg I would LOVE to see him come back and make a run at it. As good as the US has been, we just haven’t found a guy that can medal at that weight. He is young enough. Maybe he can refocus and get it done. 

With all that said, I am truly shocked he hasn’t lived up to the MMA hype. Every indication was that he had all the tools necessary to be super successful.   He has a big decision to make and he needs to make it soon!

Edited by MSU158

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If you watched the fight it seemed that Pico completely changed his game plan from previous fights. Instead of boxing he basically got TDs and wrestled on top. Good. 

The part which confused me was that with Pico now using his wrestling ability he had zero offense with it. Pico  seemed he had difficulty getting his guy into a dangerous position. He just basically held him down. Bad. 

Thoughts on his wrestling in this match?

 

 

 

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7 hours ago, MSU158 said:

Cejudo came back and almost did it. Pico was on that level in freestyle. He truly was. He just saw money and fame at too young of an age and chased, what looks to be, the wrong sport for it. 

With the way funding has drastically improved for our top freestyle guys, he could have made a healthy sum by now without taking devastating knees to the face.   At 4-3, his chances at a big payday are slipping away quickly. 

If he can make 65kg I would LOVE to see him come back and make a run at it. As good as the US has been, we just haven’t found a guy that can medal at that weight. He is young enough. Maybe he can refocus and get it done. 

With all that said, I am truly shocked he hasn’t lived up to the MMA hype. Every indication was that he had all the tools necessary to be super successful.   He has a big decision to make and he needs to make it soon!

Just a note. Cejudo won the Olympics and Pico didn’t make USA team, losing to a guy that didn’t medal. Cejudo deserves more respect than that. Although Pico was great probably not at the same level  

 

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His camp has rushed him his entire career. One bad decision after another. This might get him back into wrestling but he isn't going to pick up where he left off and I question whether they'll totally commit to getting him competitive again. I suspect he'll wrestle just long enough to make a run at the Olympics (Mexico) before heading back to MMA with the mantra of a new and improved Pico.

Edited by Flying-Tiger

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38 minutes ago, Regulator said:

Just a note. Cejudo won the Olympics and Pico didn’t make USA team, losing to a guy that didn’t medal. Cejudo deserves more respect than that. Although Pico was great probably not at the same level  

 

Agree, in fact I'll take it one step further and say Pico was not nearly at the same level, it wasn't even close. The year he made world team finals, it was the soft side of the bracket and his semi opponent, who had defeated him handily before, was seriously injured. Aside from that, Cejuda was huge for the weight and did not have do deal with same day weigh-ins like Pico is going to have to do. No way Pico is coming back and beating Retherford or Yianni, isn't going to happen, but I hope he tries.  

Edited by Flying-Tiger

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4 hours ago, Dr. Novak said:

Thank goodness he has that college degree to fall back on.

From the same guy who made fun of Marstellar’s degree from Lock Haven, implying it was an inferior degree. 

While doing so, you spelled Lock Haven wrong. 

Now, you take another “academic cheap shot”

So, where is your degree from and what has it enabled you to do since college?

Share it with us so we can all be as impressed with your academic credentials and life achievements as you seem to be. 

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