i thought he got dominated by Guida on his last fight, until he nearly submitted him. i was ready to write him off as kind of a fluke until then, but he showed he’s got heart, in addition to freakish standup and athleticism, as well as a decent ground game.
if he can develop his wrestling/clinch game and strength, i don’t see why he won’t be the champ down the road…[/quote]
But Guida is far from the best wrestler in the division. I think Pettis get crushed by Maynard or Edgar (or Penn if he decided to drop back down to LW) right now. He would have to bring up his wrestling game considerably to be able to hang with those two (three).
That said, he does have a ton of athleticism, and you’ve gotta be a fan of a guy who can pull off Jackie Chan moves in the ring. So I really do hope that he continues to improve and one day holds the belt.