Dana White: 16-year-old Bocek used to kick the s--- out of me

source: heavy.com
 

Mark Bocek used to train Lorenzo and I in Jiu-Jitsu. Kid was 16 years old and he was kicking the s--- out of us.

To see this kid go from that to fighting the level he is at is kind of cool.

He wins this fight he deifnitely breaks though and he is the real deal. People will start taking this kid very serious. Not that they dont now, but this fight will put him over the top.

A win for Boek over Henderson will be career changing

The lighter weight guys, they go after it, they are a lot mroe exciting.

 

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JustBlogGuy site profile image  

4/27/11 2:32 PM by JustBlogGuy

Miller outstruck and outgrappled Bocek in the third. He landed more, he nearly doubled him up in significant strikes and he took Bocek's back for the only effective ground work by either.

funk samurai site profile image  

4/26/11 3:47 PM by funk samurai

LOL @ Blaf being a black belt in boxing

grafzep site profile image  

4/26/11 3:46 PM by grafzep

Big Bocek fan, the guy just gets better and better and I hope he wins but that is going to be a tough fight

JeffersonDArcyChoke site profile image  

4/26/11 3:38 PM by JeffersonDArcyChoke

If only Bocek could have taken boxercise from Dana in trade for BJJ. He might be as sharp standing as he is on the ground. Oh well. Why give a man any more weapons?

dogfb site profile image  

4/26/11 3:32 PM by dogfb

Anyone else think the stoppage against Edgar was early? I haven't watched it in a long time, but I remember him rolling into guard as it was stopped.

Tomato Can site profile image  

4/26/11 3:20 PM by Tomato Can

One of my teammates in the U of M BJJ club once faced Bocek at a tournament back in 2002. I believe this is an exact quote:"His knee on belly made me want to die."

jjj2121 site profile image  

4/26/11 3:16 PM by jjj2121

 He gave Danzig a handful and I think he's improved leaps and bounds since then.  That Miller fight was a major eye opener for me...Bocek is friggin good.

stillmatic site profile image  

4/26/11 3:11 PM by stillmatic

Bocek is a tough fight for anyone. Top notch BJJ combined with excellent Greco skills. Bendo is tough, but he will need to be much more cautious than he usually is as far as positioning goes on the ground.Bocek pretty much lost that fight against Miller in the last 10 seconds when Miller was able to get his back very briefly. I still felt he won, but I knew the judges would give it to Miller just based on that.

BJJkilla site profile image  

4/26/11 1:48 PM by BJJkilla

bocek got robbed in the miller fight. he won the 2nd and 3rd round.

Pernicious site profile image  

4/26/11 1:47 PM by Pernicious

I think thats because nobody can remember any high profile wins, and really only remember him getting beat up by Frankie and Danzig. But him beating Hazelett with grappling was impressive.