g7721 wrote:if you consider him a "can" then you are using that term far too loosely. yea, his striking defense sucks. but he still has big time power and is a very strong grappler, something we havent seen in his last couple fights because he was fighting over good grapplers. is he a legit title contender? no, i dont think so. but what he is is a big, strong guy with KO power, a good chin, and good grappling that could pose a problem to several of the top 10 MW's.
like i said, if you consider him a can then you are throwing the term around too easily.
Honestly. Who in the top ten do you think Boestch would beat 100/100. Fuck that. 50/100? No one. Why? Because his skill set is horrible. Honestly. Jay fucking Silva stopped Grove, Boestch couldn't even manage that. I don't think I'm using can loosely here at all, that's exactly what Boestch is. His skills are extremely sub-par. The only thing impressive about him is his ability to eat shots, that's it. He pulled off a big upset vs Okami, good for him, every dog has his day. But to think he's a threat to anyone? I mean, he's a threat in that he can throw a punch and everyone will go to sleep if hit hard enough, but does he legit have the skills to hang with the "top dogs" no. Not at all.[/quote]
mark munoz - wouldnt be able to take boestch down, would turn into a slug fest, a 50/50 kinda fight
vitor belfort - could take vitor down and possibly win a UD, or are you saying an out of shape anthony johnson is a better grappler then boestch?
brian stann - has shown to have bad TDD, could get grapple fucked
rich franklin - could grapple fuck him, assuming his wrestling is at least as good as forest griffens
alan belcher - i am a huge fan of belcher, but belcher hasn't faced a strong wrestler in YEARS, boestch's grappling could cause him problems
well there are 5 guys that boestch could cause problems for, any more questions?[/quote]
i agree 100% tim would have a good chance in all of those fights. you could also add.....
Bisping - bisping wont ko him most likely, he dosent have the ko power. tim has the power to really hurt him if he connects and strong enough wrestling to win the grappling contest. Overal i see bisping winning but it would be very close and tim has more than enough ways to win
Leben - Tim's standup could easily give leben fits in route to a ud, especially with the grappling advantage tim would have here[/quote]
yea i think Bisping would face the same threat okami did; he would pick him apart standing and defend the takedowns but wouldn't be able to stop him and run the risk of having to stand and trade with a guy with big time power for 15 minutes.