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3/21/12 11:41 AM
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Sergio Babu was the responsible for his Jiu-Jitsu trainings back then. How was he when you first got there?

Rashad is a phenomenal athlete. Rashad is a phenomenal athlete. He has a great ground game and he`s from wrestling, so he`s fiscally privileged. In terms of gi Jiu-Jitsu I can`t tell, but in terms of MMA Jiu-Jitsu he has a pretty efficient game. The rest of the teams have some highs and lows. There`re people with excellent Jiu-Jitsu level but some don`t really know it. But, in general, I guess their level is reasonable for having a good fight.

Rashad is fighting Jon Jones, who has shown sharp ground game against Rampage and Lyoto on his last fights…

Jon Jones is very talented. I guess it`s a hard fight for anyone whether it`s on the middleweight, on the light heavyweight or even on the heavyweight. He really knows how to use Jiu-Jitsu techniques mixed with MMA techniques, more precisely MMA techniques that really hurt, like knees, elbows, ground and pound. He`s tall, very tall, We`re working on his game, which is very efficient.

How do you see this fight between them since they`ve trained together in the past? Did he comment some of weak point about the champion`s game?

Absolutely, but I don`t think that`s that relevant because each fight is different. It`s going to be decided on the day they fight, they are in different moments now than back when they trained together.

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3/21/12 11:49 AM
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3/21/12 11:54 AM
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RickRedd - Funny, he didn't look phenomenal against Lyoto or Rampage. He looked decent against them. Now Jones has looked phenomenal against all his fighters.....

 
3/21/12 12:30 PM
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Come on, this thread title is rank with sensationalism. I almost wanna pay for a blue so I can VTFD the UG.
3/21/12 12:32 PM
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RickRedd - Funny, he didn't look phenomenal against Lyoto or Rampage. He looked decent against them. Now Jones has looked phenomenal against all his fighters.....
He didn't look good in his first fight against Tito either but we saw how the rematch went. Phone Post
3/21/12 12:34 PM
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RickRedd - Funny, he didn't look phenomenal against Lyoto or Rampage. He looked decent against them. Now Jones has looked phenomenal against all his fighters.....



Accurate statement.
3/21/12 12:36 PM
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RickRedd - Funny, he didn't look phenomenal against Lyoto or Rampage. He looked decent against them. Now Jones has looked phenomenal against all his fighters.....
Right on point!!! Phone Post
3/21/12 12:38 PM
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Not sure its fair to compare MMA math and say Rashad looked worse against Rampage and Lyoto than Jones did.

When Rashad fought Lyoto he was in love with his hands and thought he was a pro boxer, and forgot he was an MMA fighter.

When he fought Rampage he played it safe to get the win.

Rashad is a 5'11" smaller LHW and does not have the physical attributes Jones has that allows him to dictate where the fight takes place. He has to work an entirely different game.

OP's article is right. The fight will be determined on the night of the fight
3/21/12 12:44 PM
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RickRedd - Funny, he didn't look phenomenal against Lyoto or Rampage. He looked decent against them. Now Jones has looked phenomenal against all his fighters.....
He didn't look good in his first fight against Tito either but we saw how the rematch went. Phone Post
Didn't look good against Thiago either. Almost hot KO'd by a gassed, back injured, sloppy striker and his wrestling led to nothing but a dry humping. Phone Post
3/21/12 12:45 PM
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This is going to be JBJ toughest fight IMO but, he'll still walk away Champ.
3/21/12 12:45 PM
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Rashad is the 2nd best light heavy in the world but Jones is better...Rashad will give Jones his toughest fight to date but i dont see him beating him..
3/21/12 12:45 PM
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Well, the UG isn't fully to blame for the title. The article's titled that as well, but still. Pretty lame to perpetuate it.
3/21/12 12:54 PM
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I was actually thinking that Rashad could have a chance winning. But after reading a thread about him partying this weekend don't believe he is going to win .. Phone Post
3/21/12 1:13 PM
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tripleBAK - I was actually thinking that Rashad could have a chance winning. But after reading a thread about him partying this weekend don't believe he is going to win .. <img src="/images/phone/apple.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>

you know that was a troll thread right? by the dimebad diaz guy..
3/21/12 2:18 PM
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tripleBAK - I was actually thinking that Rashad could have a chance winning. But after reading a thread about him partying this weekend don't believe he is going to win .. <img src="/images/phone/apple.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>

you know that was a troll thread right? by the dimebad diaz guy..
Damn ... Then I think Rashad may still have a chance .. Phone Post
3/21/12 3:11 PM
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Rashad was Phenomenal until Machida, Silva, and Jackson hit him on the chin. Then he looked pretty human. He won the Silva fight and Jackson fight because his wrestling is "phenomenal" and when he got rocked his wrestling instinct kicked in.

I'll admit right now that I'm not a Rashad fan at all but I do see him giving a challenge to Jones but I still think Jones gets the W.
3/21/12 9:17 PM
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this is clearly a troll thread........Mario Sperry cant even say the word "Phenomenal" ........ let alone say it "Twice"

what he really said was:

"No...done doo datt, you really done wan doo datt"

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