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Why all the hate for Paulo Thiago?

Now, first let me preface this by saying that by no means do I think that Paulo Thiago is an elite WW (yet).  The KO he scored over Koscheck was more a result of a brain fart on Kos' part than anything.

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However, I just don't get all the negative feedback he's gotten so far.  The truth of the matter is, Paulo is still a bit of a question mark.  Sure his striking's a bit sloppy, but he proved that he at least has power; however, his jiu jitsu skills are top rate, and he actually has some pretty good wrestling- if you watch his fights, he often executes some huge takedowns/ judo throws.  Here's a highlight of his fights in Brazil:

Paulo Thiago HL

As you can see, he rocks several opponents standing, and finishes up with a sub.  IMO, he's still quite a good prospect.  Even though Fitch will probably beat him (probably by decision), I think he has a bright future.  If he can somehow replicate his miraculous victory over Kos, then he'll be right in the mix for a title shot.

What does everyone here at the BE community think of Paulo?

\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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