Vaseline Posted February 8, 2010 Report Share Posted February 8, 2010 "Styles make fights" The more well knowledgeable MMA fans are aware of this fact, but the new fans do not understand this concept. In fact, this can be related to almost all sports. No doubt we saw an a great fighter get dismantled and dominated by a less rounded, but dangerous wrestler. I still do do believe Marquardt is the better martial artist and the better fighter, despite his devastating loss to Sonnen, even though I would just as happily accept that 7/10 times that Sonnen would win the fight (assuming their skill sets have not changed). Marquardt's BJJ is obviously not as good as he made it out to be, and I would say that that was his only weakness which Sonnen could expose. I wouldnt say his TD defense was bad, its just that Sonnens TD's were very good. When we saw Maia against Sonnen, Sonnen got submitted quickly and very easily, despite Maia having practically no stand up and no wrestling. Then we see Maia against Marquardt and the destruction of Maia even quicker. From this I hope we can conclude to never use the pathetic argument "A beat B and C beat B, so C will beat A". That is not the case. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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