5/23/20 1:03 PM
1/1/01
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Royse is the reason I got into jiu jitsu and MMA.  He is the first multi tournament winner but I think Tank would have been a bad match up.

 

Let's say this happens around UFC 4 and Tank knows what Royce is going to do.  Tank and Royce are both fresh.  If Royce slips those daisy cutters and gets a clinch I could see him winning in 5 minutes.  Tank gasses fast and his sub defense isn't the best.

 

If Tank manages to avoid the early takedown and employs some sprawl and brawl I can see things being tough for Royce.  At this point it might become a war of attrition.  Royce will keep diving for takedown and Tank will keep trying to damage Royce.  If Tank doesn't KO Royce I can see Royce rallying and winning late.

5/23/20 1:43 PM
1/1/01
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After seeing the Kimo fight I'd give Tank about a 25% chance of winning, otherwise Royce pulls guard and submits him.
5/23/20 1:53 PM
10/14/12
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Royce beats Tank but may end up bloody this time!
5/23/20 6:44 PM
11/28/03
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prime tank by ko

5/23/20 7:13 PM
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If Royce vs. Hackney is any indication, I take Tank by TKO.
5/23/20 7:19 PM
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ranier wolfcastle -

prime tank by ko

Prime Tank? Huh? This is an oxymoron

5/24/20 12:48 AM
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SuperFightFan - Royce beats Tank but may end up bloody this time!

I agree but if Tank landed clean it's lights out.
5/24/20 12:55 AM
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Garry Goodrige would have thrashed Royce. 

5/24/20 12:55 AM
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Tank would be better earlier, but he may gas. Think Tank vs Taktarov

5/24/20 5:06 AM
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Windy City - 

Tank would be better earlier, but he may gas. Think Tank vs Taktarov


I think Oleg could survive much better on the feet vs Tank, but I think Royce subs Tank on the ground much easier. So if Tank doesnt put him in a Matua coma and its to the ground, most likely in royce guard, Tanks gonna get subbed IMO!
5/24/20 5:53 PM
2/25/06
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This sounds familiar. Anytime I hear “if he can land clean, then it’s over” I know the grappler will win. Every time I see a fight where the striker just needs that one shot, they never get to land it and end up in a clinch and are tapping soon after. 
 

I see Royce tapping Tank and Tank quietly accepting the defeat but also saying Royce is a fag because grappling ain’t fighting. Something along those lines. 

5/24/20 5:54 PM
2/25/06
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Early MMA = Grappler > Striker 

Edited: 5/25/20 11:19 AM
11/28/03
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royce might get to the clinch b4 gettin nelmarked 

5/25/20 11:55 AM
10/14/12
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ranier wolfcastle - 

royce might get to the clinch b4 gettin nelmarked 


Did You just compare Royce to Nelmark?