A few days ago I wrote something that a few people took offense to. In a piece about a fighters strength becoming his weakness I wrote about Randy Coutures weaknesses in the striking department and questioned his reputation as a world class wrestler. My goal wasnt to trash Randy, just point out his flaws and what he did to overcome them. Thats the brilliance of Randy, an uncanny ability to overcome his flaws. I still dont think his striking ever evolved much, but that doesnt matter because he had other ways of beating his opponents. Like I said previously, he used his mind. Every great fighter in the history of MMA has flaws, whether its Anderson Silvas inability to stay on his feet against decent wrestlers or BJs unwillingness to train like his peers at the highest levels of MMA. What makes these fighters the best is their ability to win DESPITE these flaws. The ability to overcome the adversity caused by their flaws. Sure Anderson will get taken down, but thats ok because he developed a deadly guard game capable of negating even a world class wrestlers top control. I love MMA and certain fighters enough to be honest with myself (and the 3 people who read my blog regularly). Even my favorites arent great at everything. They’re just people, even the great ones lose.
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