‘Crazy’ Tim Credeur wants stomps and knees

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Add UFC middleweight Tim Credeur (12-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC) to the list of fighters who’d like to see stomps and knees to a downed opponent back in MMA.

Yes, he knows; they’re not going to help the sport get mainstream acceptance. But for a guy with the nickname “Crazy,” the techniques are par for the course.

“I want to do some of those old IVC (International Vale Tudo Championships) fights like where they had that net in the bottom of the cage, and Wanderlei (Silva) was just stone jacking people into hockey netting,” Credeur recently told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). “I’ve probably got to go to Russia or China or Yugoslavia to do that now.”

The 32-year-old Credeur doesn’t care whether he’s on the giving or receiving end of punishment as long as it’s a good fight. He admits he’s a little left of center.

“I watch those World War II movies where it’s like six days into a death battle, and they’re in those dirty trenches, and all the guys in the movie are filthy and shooting at each other, and the enemy’s like 10 feet away in another ditch,” Credeur said. “I like that. That’s the only place in the world where I flourish. That’s the only place in the world I excel – under extreme pressures and situations.”

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