You can’t talk about British mixed martial arts (MMA) without also talking about one of its founding fathers, Brad Pickett.
Aside from being one of only two men to beat reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson, “One Punch” helped put several combat sports promotions on the map.
Including Cage Rage and World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC).
That’s probably a result of his “manbeasting” style of offense, which essentially gives zero fucks about what an opponent will or will not do. With 17 finishes in 25 wins, it’s hard to argue against the strategy.
“Me, personally, always throughout my career, I've always gone into my fights knowing my opponent is probably more technical than me,” Pickett told MMAmania.com. “But technique doesn't mean nothing if you're not ready to really fight, scrap and mentally break people down, grab hold of them and be physical, walk forward through punches and punch back.”
That's what I feel manbeasting is,” he continued. “It's the art of not worrying about what they're gonna do and just imposing your gameplan, your will on the fight and being where you want to be.”
Pickett (25-13) will compete in the final fight of his storied MMA career when he collides with late-replacement Marlon Vera at the UFC Fight Night 107 extravaganza this Saturday (March 18, 2017) inside O2 Arena in London, England, live on UFC Fight Pass.
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