UnderGround Forums Melvin Manhoef: I'm the best striker in MMA

2/15/13 3:37 PM
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Source: Melvin Manhoef: I'm the best striker in MMA

The best striker in MMA doesn't let this happen to him... Just saying

2/15/13 3:39 PM
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Everyone makes mistakes. (And its not like Robbie Lawler hasn't KOed some fools)

MM might be the best offensive striker in mma

2/15/13 3:44 PM
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Dat leg kick! Phone Post
2/15/13 3:45 PM
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I'd like to see him vs Anderson
2/15/13 3:46 PM
5/5/07
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Please Joe silva, dont fuck this up. Pair him with strikers only, no wrestlers/BJJ.

He will win the fans and he will win his freedom!
2/15/13 3:48 PM
1/18/12
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He's the most exciting striker for the first round.
2/15/13 3:50 PM
1/29/11
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His chin seems to be his only problem with striking in mma. That Lawler ko may be the definition of a hail mary ko too, Manhoef was destroying him before that. Not just winning or controlling the action, but destroying. Phone Post
2/15/13 3:51 PM
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No, he's not.  Not even in his weight class, not by far.

2/15/13 3:55 PM
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Some Manhoef KOs for your enjoyment

2/15/13 4:00 PM
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Has he heard of edson barboza? Seriously though Anderson silva is obviously the best Phone Post
2/15/13 4:04 PM
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Herring In A Fur Coat - 

No, he's not.  Not even in his weight class, not by far.


5 better strikers at his weight?

2/15/13 4:07 PM
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Really wish he had a rematch with Lawler. That was a sick fight.

2/15/13 4:08 PM
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I seem to remember another Melvin say this not that long ago....and was subbed in less than a minute by Joe Lauzon
2/15/13 4:08 PM
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I love watching Melvin fight. The Mark Hunt KO is amazing.

2/15/13 4:09 PM
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No, he's not.  Not even in his weight class, not by far.

I'll give you Anderson is better. But 'by far'. Who else at mw is a better striker? Phone Post
2/15/13 4:10 PM
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Herring In A Fur Coat - 

No, he's not.  Not even in his weight class, not by far.


5 better strikers at his weight?

This I'd like to hear........... Phone Post
2/15/13 4:11 PM
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Rahjai - Please Joe silva, dont fuck this up. Pair him with strikers only, no wrestlers/BJJ.

He will win the fans and he will win his freedom!

I don't get this.  If you want to see Manhoef fight strikers only, why do you even want to see him in UFC, or MMA at all?  You could just follow his kickboxing career....

2/15/13 4:12 PM
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12SixElbow -
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No, he's not.  Not even in his weight class, not by far.


5 better strikers at his weight?

This I'd like to hear........... Phone Post

Silva

Belfort

Shlemenko

Le

Belcher

2/15/13 4:16 PM
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UK Rampage - 
12SixElbow -
Herring In A Fur Coat - 

No, he's not.  Not even in his weight class, not by far.


5 better strikers at his weight?

This I'd like to hear........... Phone Post

Silva

Belfort

Shlemenko

Le

Belcher

Melvin beats everyone on that list not named Anderson striking Phone Post
Edited: 2/15/13 4:23 PM
12/6/11
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"I cannot say now which specifically I consider good. I can say that the best is Melvin Manhoef." - Melvin Manhoef via PVT


lol @ how he talks about himself in the third person.

Melvin is a damn beast though.
Would love to see him in the UFC.

There are elements to his striking that are definitely a class above anyone else in mma, without a doubt.

But he also lacks in certain area's, but in a sense that's almost what defines him.
He's just all poise and looking for the big shots.
And he's had success with it so can't exactly criticize.
2/15/13 4:20 PM
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RustyTrombone - 
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12SixElbow -
Herring In A Fur Coat - 

No, he's not.  Not even in his weight class, not by far.


5 better strikers at his weight?

This I'd like to hear........... Phone Post

Silva

Belfort

Shlemenko

Le

Belcher

Melvin beats everyone on that list not named Anderson striking Phone Post

Just like he beat Robbie Lawler (who's not nearly as good a striker as anyone on this list)?

2/15/13 4:27 PM
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Herring In A Fur Coat - 
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12SixElbow -
Herring In A Fur Coat - 

No, he's not.  Not even in his weight class, not by far.


5 better strikers at his weight?

This I'd like to hear........... Phone Post

Silva

Belfort

Shlemenko

Le

Belcher


He fights at WW now, but we'll go with this list.

MM has 3 TKO/ko losses...  25 KO wins (Some over hard hitting HW's)

Le has 11 fights and he has already been KOed twice, his style is unique, but a better striker than MM? No.

Sclemenko? 2x the fights as MM, and about the same amount of KO wins. But, I can see an arguement here, I don't agree, but I see the arguement.

Belcher? really? Belcher hasn't put away a striker with strikers in 7 years.... TKOed some grapplers, but still.

 

Belfort and Silva... Sure.

 

2/15/13 4:28 PM
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Hate to see an obviously KO'd fighter clearly hit in the head again - who was he fighting there?
2/15/13 4:28 PM
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MRWONDERFUL BARBOZA -  Has he heard of edson barboza? Seriously though Anderson silva is obviously the best Phone Post

Yodsanan Sityodtong is hands down the best striker in MMA... ground game is another subject however.
2/15/13 4:29 PM
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MRWONDERFUL BARBOZA - Has he heard of edson barboza? Seriously though Anderson silva is obviously the best Phone Post
I love Barboza, but really? Phone Post