Duke Roufus talks MMA striking evolution, Jose Aldo vs. Anthony Pettis and more

MMA trainer and former kickboxer Duke Roufus talks to Luke Thomas of MMA Fighting about the state of striking in mixed martial arts, where it’s headed and why it’s changing. He also makes the case for why his star student Anthony Pettis will defeat UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo standing when the two fight in August. Subscribe to our channel for more MMA videos! Click here: www.youtube.com – Check us out on Facebook (Facebook.com/MMAFighting) and follow us on Twitter (@MMAFighting)! – MMA Fighting www.mmafighting.com

25 comments on “Duke Roufus talks MMA striking evolution, Jose Aldo vs. Anthony Pettis and more”

  1. ja Adrian says:

    24 min? aint nobody got time for that.

  2. machineguntongue says:

    awesome do more of these to reveal the evolution of mma. insightful and inspiring…and entertaining

  3. bernman23 says:

    I thought Duke explained it well enough, but a guy with your username should have understood it beforehand. If you time a more powerful overhand counter to a leg kick, the leg kick becomes obsolete in the fight. Pettis has shown that with all opponents who leg kick him. His counter timing with a harder shot is pristine. And going up the body, Aldo is overrated as a kicker. He’s got no kick finishes in 12 Zuffa fights, Pettis has 3 in 10. He’s the more dangerous kicker.

  4. Peteworth says:

    Luke is the best

  5. TheBigUK87 says:

    Lol @whitepride154 … Nice comment but based on ur name, FUCK U

  6. WhitePride154 says:

    cerrone and lauzon each made 4 accounts to dislike this video

  7. WhitePride154 says:

    pettis is just too god damn good…if aldo is smart he will look to take this too the ground and do what clay guida did

  8. WhitePride154 says:

    excellent questions luke….finally an mma journalist that is asking some good questions

    with that said, pettis is going to eat. It will be a highly competitive fight but pettis will take it probably in the 4th or the 5th round when aldo gets tired

  9. WhitePride154 says:

    excellent questions luke….finally an mma journalist that is asking some good questions

    with that said, pettis is going to eat. It will be a highly competitive fight but pettis will take it probably in the 4th or the 5th round when aldo gets tired

  10. coolman949 says:

    I can barely hear what the hell Duke Rufous is saying

  11. tomwaitsjohnsburg says:

    I’ve been following Pettis since his WEC days, and I always knew he was going to be special.. His cocky attitude is the only thing that I don’t like about him

  12. Mario Harris says:

    Absolutely!

  13. theCRMartin11 says:

    the leg kicks will not be a problem for Pettis. They werent even for Edgar…

    Pettis is not faster than Aldo though.

  14. theCRMartin11 says:

    exactly! More fighting less drama.

  15. David Brush says:

    Fantastic interview. Roufus had it right when he said it was very educational.

  16. EDungarian says:

    I agree!

  17. muradliru says:

    Luke Thomas is the best! I believe he is better than Ariel. If only Luke could slow down. His questions/rants are full of meaningful thoughts that need to be absorbed.

  18. Rexzbeats says:

    UFC PRIMETIME THIS ISH!

  19. Rexzbeats says:

    pettis vs aldo is a crazy match up i dont even care who wins i know its going to be a war

  20. ryebettger says:

    Great interview Luke.

  21. TheRiobezerko says:

    I always assumed Duke was Dutch. ???

  22. onalyd says:

    ha, good one. and agreed

  23. noyorriesvato says:

    buuuakaw lol

  24. onalyd says:

    MMA MEDIA PLEASE TAKE NOTE:

    this is what the fans want out of an interview. Please do your homework and lose the BS. Real content or GTFO

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