Just read that GSP is injured so can`t fight at UFC137 which means Diaz-Penn is the main event. TBH I think that would probably have been the more interesting fight... Who's Online | Find Members | Private Messages
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9 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 11/5/11 - 5:27:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
Dear lord Barao is a beast. He looks like he's within a fight or two for a title shot. 17 win streak and walked right through a very good Pickett.
9 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 11/8/11 - 12:06:19 AM EST (GMT-5)
RIP Joe Frazier. Had to know it was bad when the news of his transfer to hospice care was mentioned a week or so ago. There goes a legend.
9 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 11/13/11 - 12:54:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
Just watched the 138 card. Barao was impressive. Thought Che Mills looked good for the 40 odd seconds his fight lasted! One to watch for the future.

Turning to 139 - who do you think takes it from Hendo v Shogun? My money's on Hendo....
9 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 11/13/11 - 2:24:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
I enjoy Shogun but I'll be rooting for Hendo. Should be a great fight. The rest of the card looks very promising as well.
9 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 11/13/11 - 2:25:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
Last night was interesting. Like many others, I was surprised that Fox and UFC didn't put Henderson and Guida on TV. In a less surprising result, it was the Fight of the Night by far. My only reasoning is Fox may have been worried about the blood, since Guida usually ends fights with a few donations worth on the mat.

While it was exciting as hell to see JDS get the win (With a torn meniscus no less) in such speedy fashion, for the sake of the sport and its huge network debut, it would have been grand to see it last a good 20 minutes. Oh well, that's the risk of this sport. At the least it didn't feel like they needed much filler despite the 64 second KO. Amazing presentation considering it was the first of what hopefully will be a very long and fruitful union.

Cannot wait for Henderson v Edger in Japan. That should be a fight of the year contender.
9 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Monday 11/14/11 - 11:03:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
The timing thing is a little buggy, but a nice little speech from Dana about the goals of the event starts around 40m55s. Enjoyed the part where he talks about the bubble of MMA.
9 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 11/20/11 - 12:21:51 AM EST (GMT-5)
Fight of the year complete. Oh my God.
9 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 11/20/11 - 12:24:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
Fight of the Night bonuses awarded to both Le v Silva, and Hendo v Shogun.

I need to let it sink in, but I think that was the best card I've seen all year by far.
9 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 11/24/11 - 5:13:45 AM EST (GMT-5)
Totally agree - that was a great card all-round. And I think the argument about non-title main event bouts being five rounds or three is now effectively over. Who would argue against seeing the last ten minutes of Shogun - Henderson?

Credit to them, the UFC do seem to really understand the fight game.
9 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Saturday 12/10/11 - 10:04:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
I know he's an arroant prick, but I can't help but root for Bisping: he's a fellow down to earth cheeky chappy northerner! Mayhems stand up looked AWFUL. Bisping is 1 or 2 fights away from a title shot I reckon.

Looking forward to seeing Tito, Mir and Jones win tonight, hopefully!
9 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 12/11/11 - 4:34:25 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'd say Big Nog has had better days.

9 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 12/11/11 - 4:40:14 AM EST (GMT-5)
also UFC 139 and 140 are just about the best back to back cards the organization has ever put together.
9 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 12/11/11 - 3:56:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
For those that missed it, here's the submission from Mir on Nog. I HIGHLY suggest trying to track down a video of it with the sound. The amount of technical things that happen is insane, and while Frank Mir can get on my nerves with his sometimes snobbish analytical break downs, in the post fight presser his ability to explain everything that happened reminded me just how scary his intellect is. In spoilers due to the fact that it includes the breaking of an arm, although this is by far the least gruesome view.

9 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 12/11/11 - 10:18:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
I would love to see someone do capoeira in the octagon
9 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 12/11/11 - 10:56:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
The last guy I can remember to make it to the UFC with a Capoeira base was Andre Gusmao in 2008. He is the lucky man who got to face Jon Jones in his UFC debut.

His second and final appearance fared even worse at the hands of the Polish Experiment.

9 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 12/12/11 - 8:18:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
It's amazing to me how invincible some guys look, then get overwhelmed by someone more invincible, who then gets overwhelmed by someone even better. I'm thinking of Machida to Rua to Jones at LHvywt and Lesner to Velasquez to DelSantos at Hvywt. I think it's a sign of the increasing level of skill and athleticism rather than the idea that on any given night anyone can win.
9 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 12/12/11 - 2:37:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
Hell you can even add Rashad before Machida. He was undefeated and crushed most of his competition before that loss.

The fact that Jones was the first guy to successfully defend the Light Heavyweight belt twice since Chuck Liddell in 2007 is nuts. Insanely competitive bracket for nearly 5 years.

The sport while well past the initial one martial art vs another is still in pretty big transition. We're only now starting to get a consistent stream of guys that specifically train multiple potent forms at a younger age, and it's really showing in the progression of the sport. Jones is just the sort of freakish combo the sport will thrive on for future success.
9 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 12/12/11 - 2:48:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
You also have people looking for the signs of talent at younger and younger ages here in the US. It reminds me of Formula One guys keeping their eyes on people who are not even ten yet, and some of those people went on to be competitive at the premier level.

A good current example would be Stevo Poulin. At age eight now he has a record of something like 290-28 in wrestling. His grasp of fundamentals at such a young age is just plain awesome....and very unfortunate for most of the kids he faces.

9 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 12/18/11 - 8:18:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
I was a big fan of GSP before but have now shifted my liking toward Jon Jones. The inability of GSP to finish of fighters does not really favor a fan. I know following the discipline is important and all that but there is more to prize fighting than finishing your opponent with your grappling skills.

Jon Jones seems like a tough puzzle currently but he will be solved, but until then, my money's on him.
9 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 12/18/11 - 10:38:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
is there a difference between UFC and MMA?
9 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 12/19/11 - 12:57:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
MMA is the sport, UFC is an association, like a league / a governing body. It's also a business, but there are others as well.

Think of it like boxing and the WBA, IBF, WBC, etc.
9 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 12/19/11 - 5:14:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
i was always under the impression they were two distinct "leagues" or entities with different rules/limitations on what the fighters can do
9 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 12/19/11 - 5:20:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
like i remember reading an article that explained why fedor emelianenko (mma) and brock lesnar (ufc) would never fight cus the 2 entities had different rules and neither wanted to fight under the others' restrictions or whatever
9 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 12/19/11 - 7:24:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
The rules for where Fedor fought more recently were similar in Strikeforce (Which is now under Zuffa control, the same people who run the UFC). It was more a matter of Fedor and his company M1 demanding faaaar too much of the money for his contract and that stopped it from happening.

No longer a matter since Fedor has fallen well off his prime in the time since.

MMA = American Football

That sort of thing.
9 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 12/19/11 - 9:35:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
dont get it

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