Samb0 wrote:Herman should drop to lhw, hes a good fighter.
Commentator said struve is the tallest fighter ever in the ufc???? what about Semmy Schilt? Semmy was also a better mma fighter than struve.
Semmy Schilt has never bein fighting in the ufc.. and lol at him being better..
struve is 6 '11 and i believe schilt is 6 10, making struve the biggest. Im a big struve fan and have been since he started in the ufc. Struve wasnt cut after his 2 loss's because dana and co, view struve as semmy 2.0. The emergence of struve was right after(i believe) dana ttried to sign overeem and schilt at ufc 99(or 98 the one in germany that was rich vs wand). WIth the fail signing the saw this 6 11 kid who was barly 20 and saw the pontential he had when he matured.Struve with a kickboxing record was naturally compared to the 6 10 near 300 lb schilt and was viewed as a future monster. From struves start till now weve seen him put on about 20 lbs onto his frame and by the time hes in his mid to late 20s will likely be cutting down from 280ish. But to the last poster, if you think struve now would beat semmy now, you are utterly delusional. Semmy would straight up destroy struve. Struve wouldnt be strong enough to take the larger in weight schilt down and standing they are miles apart. Struve while a good kickboxer, hes still getting use to fighting at his height and getting into rthyem early. Against a k-1 champion like schilt he would get eaten alive. If struve continues his progression struve will likely be a top 5 hw in 2-3 years but as he asked for last night, i still dont think hes ready for the top guys now. Jds,reem,cain,nog,barnett, dc werdum all beat him at his age now..the only person i could see him beating is mir, as he would rock mir standing as nnir has been shown to not be able to take a puncvh all so well. if kongo is indeed next i see it going 1 of 2 ways. Struve will either start slow and kongo will catch him with something hard or like in the past kongo will be hesistant to stand with another striker( buentello) and look to take the fight down where struve will submit him easy