Overeem to fight Duffee at Dream Dynamite on New years eve.

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  1. I agree. Brock having been a competitive athlete his whole life, being under coaches his whole life, having team mates, being able to relate to a team mentality and having once been the cream of the cop in his discipline, makes him one of the more qualified fighters to '"coach." Granted, Brock's not the most savvy in the complete spectrum of MMA, but that's why they bring in specialists. Brock may not have much to offer in the striking department, but he can certainly coach wrestling. For BJJ and Stand Up, I'm sure he'll have some specialist with him.

    That said, I don't like the match. It's too soon in my opinion, but it is what it is.
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  2. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    Well, he is a D1 champ wrestler, so he has some major credentials. I'd say he has way more actual credentials than Chuck did as a coach.

    On a side note, I hate this matchup as it takes away one of the few viable contenders to the HW title. IMO, Carwin, Lesnar, and JDS are the major contenders, but this fight knocks one of them off for about 18 months or so. I know Cain won't be back until the Fall, but JDS was already supposed to given a title shot, but now he has to re-prove his status.

    At this given moment, I like SF's HW division much, much more as there are more intriguing matchups. I can see Fedor, Overeem, Barnett, and Werdum all having legit shots at winning the tournament. Hell, even old AA and Sergei might show up and throw everything for a loop.
    Quote Originally Posted by VolcomX311 View Post
    I agree. Brock having been a competitive athlete his whole life, being under coaches his whole life, having team mates, being able to relate to a team mentality and having once been the cream of the cop in his discipline, makes him one of the more qualified fighters to '"coach." Granted, Brock's not the most savvy in the complete spectrum of MMA, but that's why they bring in specialists. Brock may not have much to offer in the striking department, but he can certainly coach wrestling. For BJJ and Stand Up, I'm sure he'll have some specialist with him.

    That said, I don't like the match. It's too soon in my opinion, but it is what it is.
    I understand what you guys are saying to a point. He should be great in certain areas...however, for a fully developed mixed martial artist, I just dont see it. I do agree also that Chuck was a coach in name, but his career was far more varied and established imo
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by AE14 View Post
    I understand what you guys are saying to a point. He should be great in certain areas...however, for a fully developed mixed martial artist, I just dont see it. I do agree also that Chuck was a coach in name, but his career was far more varied and established imo
    I hear you, but there really hasn't been a lot of full-spectrum MMA'ist coach that show.

    Big Nog = BJJ, I guess he's suppose to be a good striker, but you could have fooled me.

    Tito = Strictly GnP Wrestler

    Chuck = Pure striker with wrestling he never uses short of sprawling.

    Mir = BJJ'ist, self renowned "good" striker.

    BJ = Boxer/defensive BJJ'ist, seriously lacks wrestling.

    Shamrock = Wrestler

    Kos = Wrestler

    GSP = closest thing to a full spectrum MMA'ist.

    Rampage = Not a coach at all.

    The list leans heavily toward single discipline emphasized fighters like Brock, then a full spectrum MMA'ist. Most fighters have some very biased emphasis.
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  4. Quote Originally Posted by AE14 View Post
    I understand what you guys are saying to a point. He should be great in certain areas...however, for a fully developed mixed martial artist, I just dont see it. I do agree also that Chuck was a coach in name, but his career was far more varied and established imo
    I agree that he has some major holes in his game, but being a HW champ in and of itself qualifies you.
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  5. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    I agree that he has some major holes in his game, but being a HW champ in and of itself qualifies you.
    Tons of holes, but again, that's why these coaches get to bring in specialists of their choosing, to cover said holes (or emphasize a strength on occasion.)
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  6. I think it'll be interesting to see how Brock handles having camera's in his face for weeks on end. He's kinda kept it pretty exclusive besides the lead up to his last fight. It would be interesting to see him grab a male nurse by the neck and have a bunch of smaller dudes trying to pull him off. It will look like action figures climbing on King Kong.
    *only slight exaggeration*

  7. Quote Originally Posted by VolcomX311 View Post
    Tons of holes, but again, that's why these coaches get to bring in specialists of their choosing, to cover said holes (or emphasize a strength on occasion.)
    One more thing: I wouldn't say BJ lacks wrestling. He is a great defensive wrestler; his technique isn't exactly orthodox as he uses his flexibility and agility more than sprawls/underhooks/cross-faces, but still very good. He's a full MMAist in the sense that he has a pretty even amount of wins by submission and strikes. The only thing that BJ is really lacking from his arsenal is leg strikes as he seldom uses them, but his superior boxing makes up for that.
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  8. Wow Ive been under a rock , this is the first I have heard about Brock on TUF. This should be interesting as someone already said to see how Brock handles the cameras and all .
    I have a feeling we will see either a very boring season with Brock or he will play it up for the cameras and over sell himself. Either way I will be watching to see how it unfolds.
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