Ok so I've made another thread on Nelson v. Slice, but I don't intend on bashing either of them so I made a new one.
I've just watched the fight and for those who claim that it was boring, you need to watch more MMA or go watch another sport. I have found very few MMA bouts boring, and this wasn't one of em.
Secondly, I wasn't overly impressed with either fighter, I think they both have a lot of work to do and I think they both know which areas are their weaknesses. I read Freedom's' thread and I think that shows that these guys are reasonably switched on and I think that is the type of attitude needed to get anywhere in the sport.
To the reason I created this thread... I really disliked the fight that Roy chose to fight. He was prepared to finish the fight but IMO he tip toed around the whole thing. His wrestling ability is obvious, but it's kind of annoying to watch a credited wrestler hold a guy against the fence for 4hrs before deciding to take him down. His ground game is good, but like it has been pointed out, I think he could have been 400% more aggressive in finishing the fight. Instead he decided to 'pepper' Kimbo, and prompt the Ref to step in.... you just don't do that IMO. His interpretation of winning is having a 'W' on your record, not dominating a fight.
I watch every TUF fight with the thought of the that guy facing the champ of that particular division. I project the fighters progression and picture him up against the champ. How do you think Roy would have gone against Brock, IMO... schooled. He probably would have been bench pressed before performing anything resembling a crucifix. And thats assuming he would be able to put Brock on his back, which is highly unlikely. Roy uses his excess weight to his advantage (why wouldnt he) but I think against someone a little stronger and/or bigger, he would seriously struggle. Kimbo isnt a very big HW (anyone know what he weighed in at?) and it showed when Roy sat on him, and I honestly do not doubt the possibility of the belly disrupting his breathing. But thats just another tool for Roy to use and why wouldnt he.
Finally, why is Roy so fat? I've heard people go to the extent of bragging about his cardio, and that he works really hard etc. Wouldnt it be hard to keep that weight on whilst training so hard?
I can picture a 205lb Roy doing really well, probably a little late but hey, it's a thought.