4. "Honestly the card wasn't nearly as bad as I thought" In response to Reply # 0
Israel vs. Anderson was a grade-A fight for martial arts enthusiasts
There was showmanship, mental games, and as usual Anderson showed looks we have just never see in MMA, from the weird 52 handblocks type guard he has adopted recently, to the straightening of the lead leg to absorb an outside leg kick, to the spinning low kicks that seemed to have effect.
I loved the display at the end between the two guys. Great sportsmanship and passing of the torch.
I'm happy I saw Anderson fight on the first Barclays card cause he truly is a legend. Watching him go toe to toe vs a kid he has no business fighting when looking at physical attributes and hanging with him purely on his experience and fight aptitude was really entertaining. That last intercepting jab he hit Israel with as he was slipping right to dig to the body with a hook was classic shit.