Speaking of Rosholt.. what is it with these guys who just turn it on at the most important time? Is it training? Psychology? pure adrenaline? And what keeps them from wrestling at that level all the time? Don't think Rosholt is an isolated case. Kyle Dake might be another example. Internationally we have guys like Velikov, Aldatov, and Cebi who quite frankly look terrible until the world championships a lot of the time.
Funny thing about Rosholt is, that mental edge hasn't carried over into his MMA career as far as I know. Not nearly as good as a lot of other post-college wrestlers.
Dake actually probably isn't the best example. While he's always been at his best at NCAA's he still only has 4 losses in 3 years and two of those came at one tournament when he was a freshman.
I get what you're saying though. Jaggers was another really good example of this. Didn't win a match for a month as a senior but still came back and won it when it counted.
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In MMA he always looked horrible striking and I have read analysis that he was promoted to the UFC before he was ready.
I follow MMA very little, but I will say this about Rosholt: he's tough and can take a punch, especially for someone who hasn't been involved in the buisness of taking a punch for very long!
I came from a family of boxers and was around it for all of my youth, so I've seen some guys take some punches in my day, but I saw one fight in particular of Rosholt's where he took repeated square shot after square shot and stayed up throughout all of it. Yes, people take some big punches from time to time, but he took one after another, and the guy hit him this way at will.
By the end of the fight, though, his face looked like a road map, so it definitely showed.
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