Bader smarter, starting to gameplan


"I'm a lot different fighter than I was when I lost to Jones and Tito," Bader said. "I changed everything up. I got a bunch of new coaches. I got a head coach who is running everything now at Power MMA. It's been going great, and we're all better for it. I feel like I'm starting my MMA career (again) on a different level."

Game planning is a necessity against Machida, Bader said, who had been one of the toughest puzzles to figure out in UFC history before he lost his title to Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and had subsequent losses to Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Jones.

But Bader said his new training regime, which has improved his card thanks to the new coaching staff, makes this a winnable fight for him, despite Machida being a more than 3-to-1 favorite.

"I'm training right, I'm smarter. We're actually game planning for these guys," Bader said about this next fight, plus recent wins over Jackson and Jason Brilz. "Guys like Lyoto, you can't just go in there with a real loose game plan kind of just winging it like I used to. All the pieces of of the puzzle are in place now for me."

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EyEHaVeYoU site profile image  

7/26/12 6:43 PM by EyEHaVeYoU

Fighting smarter= even more boring bader

stevekt site profile image  

7/26/12 5:22 PM by stevekt

I'm picking Bader by KO. I've got an odd feeling about this fight.

swany site profile image  

7/26/12 3:41 PM by swany

i think bader is the fighter that beats guys hes suppose to but lacks the ability to beat the real top echelon of the division

Chiron site profile image  

7/26/12 2:55 PM by Chiron

Exactly. I'm all for gameplans. Real gameplans that involve coming to fight and constantly threaten the opponent - whether it's on the feet, against the cage, or on the ground.A lot of these guys that talk about "gameplans" and "strategies" though aren't trying to do that. They're trying to win by abusing the rules, not fighting with the intent the sport is about and the fans pay to see.

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7/26/12 6:36 AM by UGCTT_Fraser_Finlay

Translation: Lay and Pray.

HighlandStyle site profile image  

7/26/12 6:17 AM by HighlandStyle

Come on, give him a break. He's Tito's only win since 2006. That's a little embarassing. He's trying to save face and recover his dignity. You go ahead and plan Bader. I've got your back.

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7/26/12 2:22 AM by Glovegate

Isn't it amazing how when somebody achieves success some other people, who post 25 times a day for a straight decade on an internet forum, can't just be happy for them but instead have to make some mildly insulting comment in order to make themselves feel better by dragging everyone else down to their level?

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7/26/12 12:35 AM by Loxly

with Sensei in Machida can win

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7/26/12 12:33 AM by ABE FROMAN

'Nice dunk dude!!!' 'Yea man, been working on my squats at the gym. Nice to know it's helping.'

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7/26/12 12:24 AM by yellow wrkahlc