Freddie Roach told Shogun, “he punched like a girl”

MMAFightings “THE MMA Hour” caught up with Freddie Roach.  Great interview!  During this portion they discussed his recent training with Shogun Rua.  Who is fight Chael Sonnen this weekend at UFC Fight Night 26.

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“It’s funny, when we first started working together [Rua] wasn’t punching really hard because he didn’t have his balance and his feet under him, and I told him he punched like a girl. The last day he said, ‘Freddie, can I ask you a question? Do I punch like a boy now?’ I said, ‘Yes, you do.’ He’s really fun guy to be around and a really hard worker. We had a really good time.”

“He didn’t have his feet under him. He wasn’t pivoting off the right foot at the right time,” Roach explained. “The thing about striking is having weight on the right foot at the right time, and driving off that foot. He was more or less just using his upper body, which is okay. But if you get your whole body behind your shot, it’s just much, much better.”

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