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How does Jiu-Jitsu help your striking? Werdum explains

Postby jitsubr » Feb 20. 2012, 07:47

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At UFC 143, Fabrício Werdum caught those who thought his punches and kicks weren’t up to snuff by surprise. Facing Roy Nelson, who has knocked out his fair share of stalwart opponents, the Jiu-Jitsu black belt showed he knows his business on his feet, which ultimately earned him the unanimous decision win and the “Fight of the Night” bonus, to boot.

Werdum explains the reason his standup game was flowing so smoothly, and you’d better believe it, the gentle art played a key role in that happening.

“Watch how on-guard Overeem is even as a Thai boxing specialist; he’s afraid to end up on bottom. To me it doesn’t matter. If in trading blows I end up on bottom, I’ll be right at home.”

The heavyweight made his UFC return on the right foot and says he’s back to make things hard on the top talent in the division. His Thai boxing, from training with aces like Rafael Cordeiro and André Dida, is in fine form. But he never neglects his grappling.

“When I hit the ground with Nelson, I quickly made it to his back. So my Jiu-Jitsu was sharp for that fight,” he told GRACIEMAG.com.

“We have good guys in every field for our training camp. João Assis and Lucas Leite are really backing me up in Jiu-Jitsu. We have a great physical conditioning coach as well; he’s a former American football player and a black belt.”






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Re: How does Jiu-Jitsu help your striking? Werdum explains

Postby Aggression » Feb 20. 2012, 08:30

idk why people would be underestimating Werdum's stand up. He stood with Bigfoot and won. He basically outlanded overeem in their fight. he actually lost that fight due to being on the bottom and giving up position. The last time he looked bad in stand up I believe was against JDS when he got KO'd by him. But back then no one even knew who JDS was so he wasnt exactly prepared for what JDS could do.
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Postby PrideFCfan » Feb 20. 2012, 09:01

Aggression wrote:idk why people would be underestimating Werdum's stand up. He stood with Bigfoot and won. He basically outlanded overeem in their fight. he actually lost that fight due to being on the bottom and giving up position. The last time he looked bad in stand up I believe was against JDS when he got KO'd by him. But back then no one even knew who JDS was so he wasnt exactly prepared for what JDS could do.

I really don't believe he out landed Overeem(not like that really means anything. Its more quality over quantity). Especially when every time Overeem hit him, he flopped like a fish.
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Postby RITMO » Feb 20. 2012, 09:40

He'll never get belt, but he'll be at the top of division for a while!
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Postby came2kickbox » Feb 20. 2012, 10:03

PrideFCfan wrote:
Aggression wrote:idk why people would be underestimating Werdum's stand up. He stood with Bigfoot and won. He basically outlanded overeem in their fight. he actually lost that fight due to being on the bottom and giving up position. The last time he looked bad in stand up I believe was against JDS when he got KO'd by him. But back then no one even knew who JDS was so he wasnt exactly prepared for what JDS could do.

I really don't believe he out landed Overeem(not like that really means anything. Its more quality over quantity). Especially when every time Overeem hit him, he flopped like a fish.

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Postby Supreme » Feb 20. 2012, 12:57

Yup, if he let Overeem do his combo's when Overeem was hitting him (instead of falling down) he would've been knocked out. (He knows this and thats why he did it anyway but still).

Then again his point was that he isnt afraid to get taken down which of course we've seen vs Overeem & Fedor, haha.

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Postby PooSmear » Feb 20. 2012, 13:42

PrideFCfan wrote:
Aggression wrote:idk why people would be underestimating Werdum's stand up. He stood with Bigfoot and won. He basically outlanded overeem in their fight. he actually lost that fight due to being on the bottom and giving up position. The last time he looked bad in stand up I believe was against JDS when he got KO'd by him. But back then no one even knew who JDS was so he wasnt exactly prepared for what JDS could do.

I really don't believe he out landed Overeem(not like that really means anything. Its more quality over quantity). Especially when every time Overeem hit him, he flopped like a fish.

Yeah he sure as hell showed in that fight he doesnt mind falling on his ass.
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Postby solidecho » Feb 20. 2012, 13:58

PrideFCfan wrote:
Aggression wrote:idk why people would be underestimating Werdum's stand up. He stood with Bigfoot and won. He basically outlanded overeem in their fight. he actually lost that fight due to being on the bottom and giving up position. The last time he looked bad in stand up I believe was against JDS when he got KO'd by him. But back then no one even knew who JDS was so he wasnt exactly prepared for what JDS could do.

I really don't believe he out landed Overeem(not like that really means anything. Its more quality over quantity). Especially when every time Overeem hit him, he flopped like a fish.

I'm pretty sure Werdum did out land Overeem, probably by a decent amount. I remember in the last round Overeem looked like he got a bit tired from dropping Werdum like 30 times and Werdum was really landing, really ballsy actually. But it's not like he was hanging in there like Tyrone Sponge, Werdum probably got dropped more times than any fighter in history in any fighting sport. His chin really is amazing, hes been hit by all the best and dropped easily by all the best but they never turned him right off.
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Postby Supreme » Feb 20. 2012, 16:26

He didnt drop accidentally though. Did you watch the Fedor-fight?
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Postby jojoclown777 » Feb 20. 2012, 16:56

PrideFCfan wrote:Especially when every time Overeem hit him, he flopped like a fish.


Oh weird. He flopped like a fish with Fedor too. :| What Aggression said.

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Postby Nycto Von Dickto » Feb 20. 2012, 19:26

Aggression wrote:idk why people would be underestimating Werdum's stand up. He stood with Bigfoot and won. He basically outlanded overeem in their fight. he actually lost that fight due to being on the bottom and giving up position. The last time he looked bad in stand up I believe was against JDS when he got KO'd by him. But back then no one even knew who JDS was so he wasnt exactly prepared for what JDS could do.

No he almost got TKO'd in the first, then won via top control in the second and third
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Postby KileKing » Feb 20. 2012, 23:34

Very nice points by Werdum. Especially when he explains how Alistar's guard is more closed, and has to keep elbows down, to protect against TD attacks, while Werdum doesn't have to worry about being taken down and can focus on optimal strikes, free hands.
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Postby Nycto Von Dickto » Feb 20. 2012, 23:53

But yep. Werdum can go in there flying like he's Remy Bonjasky if he wants because people are afraid to go to the ground with him, while his opponent has to worry about going to the ground and whatnot. Charles Oliveira does the same sort of thing. Too bad none of the other BJJ prodigies have any decent striking. Werdum showed pretty clearly that he was head and shoulders above. Jacare is probably #2.
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Postby poolxxxshark » Feb 21. 2012, 01:32

PrideFCfan wrote:
Aggression wrote:idk why people would be underestimating Werdum's stand up. He stood with Bigfoot and won. He basically outlanded overeem in their fight. he actually lost that fight due to being on the bottom and giving up position. The last time he looked bad in stand up I believe was against JDS when he got KO'd by him. But back then no one even knew who JDS was so he wasnt exactly prepared for what JDS could do.

I really don't believe he out landed Overeem(not like that really means anything. Its more quality over quantity). Especially when every time Overeem hit him, he flopped like a fish.

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