Jared Cannonier, fresh off convincing wins over David Branch and Anderson Silva faced Jack Hermansson in his astounding rise through contenders in the UFC Middleweight Division. While there will always be arguments about weight cutting, the man with two Howitzer Cannons has went from heavyweight, to light heavyweight, to what looks like now his home at middleweight. Although weight isn’t something uniform, the drop from LHW to MW (205 to 185) is the equivalent of two weight classes for someone 155.
While I find the topic of weight cutting interesting, it isn’t my place, nor expertise. What I AM interested in, is the self-titled artist “The Killa Gorilla” and his incredible growth as a martial artist, reminding me a bit of a prime Rumble Johnson with interesting grappling defense, which is my challenge of course.
How does THE MMA LAB in Phoenix, AZ keep producing such high-level talent? Is it takedown defense? Those pesky and trendy calf kicks? A New-School approach to coaching in today’s landscape? While of course hyperbolic, I’d assume the last question would be one of the right ones to ask, and I’d also bet the coaching staff there does a lot of homework, and are a “No Rest for the Wicked” type bunch. Since I’d consider myself among the young visionaries of MMA, seems like a good time to balance out with a hat-tip and celebration of excellent technique.
Enjoy all, cheers.
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