Contrary to most parts of Schwarzfahrer, who find Guida to be a dull, uninspired lay 'n prayer.
Yes, he headbangs and jumps and makes wild faces but all he really does is takedown and snore.
The “fancy kicks” are a risk.
Same with submissions from top control.
I can understand why more and more american fighters with a wrestler background just surf it out.
Why should they try anything besides holding dominant position when they are winning the round with this, all the while burning very little energy and maximizing their defense. At least the first round HAD to be Pettis.
Did you actually watch the fight? Guida was non stop the entire 15:00. The fact that Pettis was good enough to prevent Guida from doing damage is a credit to Pettis. And I think it took a great deal of skill to keep going after Pettis and taking him down.
How come you’re not complaining that Mr. fancy kicks didn’t have any defense for the wrestlers takedown? He knew he was going to fight Guida. Did he disregard the fact that Guida takes people down? Did he spend too much time in front of a mirror trying to look like Bruce Lee? Come on, Pettis is a pro he should have had some sort of defense. My 13 year old nephew could have defended those takedowns better than Pettis.
And to think Pettis wanted a title shot when he can’t even get past Guida - Back to the drawing board junior!