Gonzaga not impressed with level of BJJ in UFC’s heavyweight division

Monday, March 04, 2013

As someone who has been a staple of the UFC big boy’s club for nearly a decade, Gonzaga has seen a lot of fighters come and go. He’s also seen the evolution of the game. But speaking with Pro MMA Now Radio Sunday night, “Napao” admitted he is less than impressed with the UFC Heavyweight division’s ground game development:

“Actually I thought it was going to be better. Because when the years go by the people start to develop more skills. But I think the heavyweight division, the people don’t have ground game skills how the other divisions have. Every single different division has a really high level black belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu showing their skills there except heavyweights do not having good ground game skills.

Mark Hunt yesterday showed a lot of mistakes in [his] ground game. Brendan Schaub’s last fight too with.. I forgot his name, didn’t show too much of ground game. They improve a lot in wrestling game to put the guys down, to throw the guys to the ground, that improve a lot but the ground game is still a little bit far from the other divisions.”

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