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DavidJones Says, in 10-16-2012 at 20:52:41 from    

yeah sure rich whatever helps u sleep at night.
cung les kicks are good cause hes one of the best kickers in the world, franklin, know your place.lots of people have wrestling and they dont throw kicks anywhere near that.

failsonnen Says, in 10-16-2012 at 21:40:33 from    

I wish there were better kickers in MMA. Too many boring wrestlers and haymaker throwers. It’s going to be a while till we see another Cung le, Anderson Silva, Anthony Pettis kick. I say bring that Marcus Aurelio Capoeira guy into the UFC. That jump switch kick K.O. was pretty sick.

tobes Says, in 10-16-2012 at 22:58:51 from    

@ DavidJones – obviously Rich knows that Cung Le is a better kicker than most wrestlers. What he’s saying is that ON TOP of being a world san shou champion/ world class kickboxer, Cung Le has fantastic wrestling. You see other stand-up fighters lose their nerve because they are worried about getting taken down. Takedowns are actually a big part of San Da/San Shou, and Cung Le wrestled through high school and college. He’s a more well rounded fighter than most people think. Rich has a good chance to win this fight with his conditioning. Rich thinks Cung won’t use his wrestling offensively, but I think Cung will in fact take him down a few times to rack up some points and will out-strike him to win round 1 (and possibly win round 2). Unfortunately for Cung, conditioning often beats skill in MMA, and Rich has cardio for days. Is this a 3 or 5 round fight? Makes a big difference in this one…

Doyle Brunson Says, in 10-16-2012 at 23:38:51 from    

Franklin will win this fight

dude Says, in 10-17-2012 at 00:23:05 from    

You forgot to mention Jose Aldo. It’s been proven that a good kicker beats a good boxer.

marvelous mad madam mim Says, in 10-17-2012 at 03:35:19 from    

ace is bonkers. I do recall cung le had badass takedowns, slams and throws in that sanshou league. cung was more dangerous back then, dont really know why he stopped. all he does now is kick and that requires lots of cardio.

Muay Thai #1 Says, in 10-17-2012 at 11:10:46 from    

@ marvelous mad madam mim

Le had good takedowns in sanshou but those guys werent the best at takedown defense.

marvelous mad madam mim Says, in 10-17-2012 at 14:05:31 from    

@Muay best defense or not my friend cung was still explosive with those takedowns. lol go to youtube and search cung le takedown of the week he does a whole series on it hahahahaha

Tkdko Says, in 10-17-2012 at 17:28:00 from    

as a tkd 3rd dan I agree with @failsonnen,ive heard for years hpw taekwondos “fancy” kicks would never work in mma just too flashy.but we seen front kicks,spinning wheel kicks and back kicks,jumping switch kicks all land devastating when thrown by good kickers..but a good wrestler would smash me of they get bu y my kicks lol

Drew Says, in 10-17-2012 at 19:51:58 from    

It’s been proven that a good kicker beats a good boxer? Do you have any examples? I think it’s been proven that a good KICKBOXER beats a good boxer 9 times out of 10, but kicking alone (such as tae kwon do) is not effective enough on its own.


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