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Schaub’s respect comes in a can of whup ass

I hate PDAs in MMA. The only high fives and hugs I want to see during a UFC event are during Bud Light commercials where everyone is soooooo excited about drinking beer-colored water. So it’s with great pleasure that I hear Brendan Schaub say he’s not interested in respecting Crocop with anything other than his fists:

“I respect the guy just as much as those guys do if not more. It was the same with Gonazaga. I respect these guys so much that I give them the best fight I can on the night. That’s my way of showing respect to these guys – I go in there and try and take their heads off. I put the pressure on them.

And his prediction for the fight with CroCop?

“There’s going to be no high-fiving. There’s going to be no hugging. I can tell you that.”

You can tell that’s a shot at Pat Barry, and I feel a little bit bad that he’s became the posterboy for being too lovey dovey during a fight. But that’s what happens when you follow up a near destruction of Mirko Crocop with three hugs, a few fistbumps, and a submission loss. The guy broke his foot and hand – something that would make lesser men quit – and I guess being extra nice seemed like a legitimate gameplan at that point.

  • G Funk

    schwab is a bitch, can’t wait till he gets KO’d gain.

  • CAP

    This should tell us a lot about CC. Schaub is no push over but Mirko should handle him if he is still a top level HW. But I haven’t seen it in him in a while. It’s like the fourth fight in a row where everyone is hoping to see the “old Crocop”. This is my last hope for him.

  • FiveBoltMain

    CC is going to get sent to retirementville. Sorry to break the news to you guys.

  • frickshun

    Ryan is funny today.

  • CAP

    FBM I feel the same way. More time for massages.

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    CroCop hasn’t been elite in years. His game hasn’t advanced despite everyone completely figuring it out. Everyone knows to either pressure him or circle away looking for openings and then he breaks within a round … round-and-a-half.

    Eddie fuckin’ Sanchez outsmarted him by not standing in one place. Shcaub should destroy him if he’s not afraid of Mirko’s history.

  • subo

    It’s a desperate kind of wishful thinking that gives Cro Cop a chance in this fight.

  • frickshun

    ^^Its all of Ryan’s fanmail that keeps CroCop going.

  • Jim

    Schaub’s fighting Cro Cop? Cro Cop’s is going to get fucking murdered and I am very happy about that.