for awhile ive been thinking that Kos would beat Karo if they faced off... but, honestly, i think Karo honestly might have the advantage if they fought.
ive watched karo's last fights and his hands are way improved and his hands are accurate too.
i know that kos is a better athlete. i know he is better at wrestling than karo is at judo. hell, kos is a better wrestler than many US National Judo Champions are at judo... but, styles make fights and this just might not be the best match-up for Kos. karo fights a lot more wrestlers than Kos does judo/sambo guys.
Yea, Kos beat Diego and Diego beat Karo. but there is no doubt that Karo really went balls out and went 100% after Diego the whole time. Kos v Diego was a match of tactics. nobody pushed anything. If Karo got a shot at Diego again, he would mop him up.
Karo will go right after Kos, throwing the entire kitchen, basement, bathroom, and 2 car garage. it will be a fight of whose instincts are better on that given night--not a fight of who is better at judo or wrestling or who is stronger or has better cardio.
I like both guys a lot. I know both guys. I've trained with both a little bit. I really see that Karo's truly stepping into his own and isn't a guy anybody should look at and think, "he isnt championship material."