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GogglesPaizano

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I see no reason whatsoever to rush him.

Transition him into bouts with better and better strikers. It's hard to get that experience in the gym.

He needs to learn to fight out of a few bad situations, dig deep and win, which I think he will do.

It's not good for anyone if they toss Bo in with a top 3 guy too soon and he gets taken out. Sure he will come back from a loss I am sure, but imagine the gate if a year or so from now he gets a title shot with a 15-0 resume and some big names on the most recent post of his hit list.
 

kjb32812

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I see no reason whatsoever to rush him.

Transition him into bouts with better and better strikers. It's hard to get that experience in the gym.

He needs to learn to fight out of a few bad situations, dig deep and win, which I think he will do.

It's not good for anyone if they toss Bo in with a top 3 guy too soon and he gets taken out. Sure he will come back from a loss I am sure, but imagine the gate if a year or so from now he gets a title shot with a 15-0 resume and some big names on the most recent post of his hit list.

He won't be getting a Title shot in a year at 15-0 as a Pro. Even aggressively, he would only be able to fight 5-6 times at most.

I would give it an 18-24 month timeframe. While I think he can easily bang out wins against anyone not in the T20, they are going to slow play him. Lambert, ATT et al. aren't dumb. Let Izzy and Bobby Knuckles age out two more years and then Bo can earn the belt and set him up with a superfight against Chimaev.

Reality is we don't have any idea how his striking looks. I also don't agree with Bo's personal assessment that he's a BJJ wizard. While grappling is grappling, there are still a ton of intricacies of BJJ he needs to learn.
 

NittanyLion84

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A look inside American Top Team’s gym opening near Penn State.

American Top Team Owner, Dan Lambert, makes the comment, about teaming up with Penn State Wrestling - This isn’t even fair.

 

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