don't know if he comes from a thai or kickboxing background or whatever, but sam stout's striking in his fight against Joe Lauzon in ufc 108 was awsome! some of the best combos put together i've seen in a long time. 2nd and 3rd rounds in particular.
Last edited by NoSoul; 23-03-2010 at 12:22 AM.
well not really
true muay thai (ie as in the sport that comes and is fought in thailand is judged differently to both dutch kickboxing and mma)
scoring is on effect , incorportates elbows, doesnt allow leg sweeps (ie foot to foot) uses clinching etc...so to say 'who has the best mauy thai' is subjective to your own interpretation
terry etim has good muay thai as he has fought under proper thai scoring system and has a perfect build for it....
others whilst incorporatin muay thai skills arent muay thai fighters
mma requires you to adapt.. due to take downs and things like no downward/spike elbows etc.....
a lot of these guys have never fought real muay thai (real is meant as in under thai scoring criteria) doesnt mean they can fight or arent good kickboxers....
for me Paul Daley has always been someone who has had aggressive thai boxing and throws (for me) great elbows....Ross Mason too back in the cage rage days...
a lot of guys who fight would no doubt do very well in thai however would prob be in the camp of 'wwin by KO or lose on points' under thai rules..
same as being a great mma grappler doesnt mean you would win the mundials in a gi or ADCC.....(hence my disagreement over the 'its all the same thing')
Last edited by Yak; 23-03-2010 at 11:44 AM.
Well done to iconclast for taking the plunge.
Thanks to yak for typing what i was thinking. Second for Etim's Thai style.
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Rambaa Somdet, Jose Aldo are my favorite stand up fighters to watch, outside of the obvious.
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rambaa is awesome and bar the few thais who fight in art of war, is prob one of the very very few who actually throws pretty much the same (technique wise) in mma as he did in the ring (obv this has its pros and cons) but nonetheless is quality to watch
some of the funniest ring entrances back in bangkok too.... nutcase...
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