I read a very interesting post on another mma blog: ufcjunkie.com - its a great site - the owner really puts a lot of time into maintaining the site. Anyhoo the bottom line here is that there is a very good chance we are going to see Randy Couture vs Tim Sylvia at UFC 68. It doesn't matter why or if etc - if you want to read the lead up to all this bs then read it at ufcjunkie. SOoo what is my opinion of this? I think it would be a bad move to bring back Couture to face Sylvia and here is why... even if he CAN beat Sylvia which is not a definite thing he would most certainly get DESTROYED by Cro-cop. I don't think it would do anything good for the sport to have a hall of famer get his butt whipped. *cough gracie cough* its too bad that Brandon Vera won't be fighting in the UFC anymore it appears. The heavyweight division blows chunks at the moment. At some point cro cop is going to get the title shot, win it, then hold onto it for a longgggggggggggggg time. What really pisses is me off is that Joe Rogan had Tim Sylvia on Inside the UFC and he didn't even MENTION crocop! grrrrrrrr I wanted to here what Tim had to say about that. Instead we heard bs about him taking his belt everywhere (and forgetting it some places) and how he thinks he is going to retire in a few years as the champ. IN your dreammmmms Tim. Maybe because Sylvia is such a big gangly uninspiring redneck that people don't appreciate him. I think people appreciate finesse and a champion's mental attitude and Tim doesn't exactly exude that. I will say I give the guy more respect after hearing him on Inside the UFC. At least he was humble and seems to be taking the lack of appericiation in stride and seems genuinely interested in proving everyone wrong. I think a lot of people perceived him to be arrogant in the past and now he is trying to right those wrongs. His knockout of Tra Telligman comes to mind where his post fight talk with Joe Rogan he never mentioned anything about Tra - never showed him any respect - he just went on an on about how he was uber and now he can kick.
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Thursday, January 4, 2007
Hi everyone sorry I'm a few days late posting the results from Pride FC Shockwave 2006 anyhoo here is the results and my thoughts on the fights etc.. lets start with the results:
Shinya Aoki defeats Joachim Hansen via Submission - This match was cool and not cool at the same time. Aoki was wearing these rainbow colored tights and the announcers were talking about how he likes to wear them cuz it helps the triangle from slipping off. Shortly into the fight Hansen ended up on the top and instead of getting up to strike again he stayed in Aoki's guard. It didn't take him long to go into a rubber guard then proceed to pull his leg UNDER Hansen's chin which I have never seen before thgen grab the back of his head pull it down and then place his other leg over - very weird choke but it worked.
Akihiro Gono defeats Yuki Kondo by Decision - I don't even remember this fight cuz it was so boringggggggggg.
Mauricio Rua defeats Kazuhiro Nakamura by Decision - this was a decent fight and I am a big Shogun fan but like Frank Trigg said it appear as if he was sick or soemthing because he looked very tired. He had full mount probably 5 times during the fight but could not finish it.
Gilbert Melendez defeats Tatsuya Kawajiri by Decision - this fight was another snoozer not much to say.
-Kazuyuki Fujita defeats Eldari Kurtanidze by TKO - This Kurtanidze guy was a joke. He was walking around the ring with his arm STRAIGHT OUT O_o even Trigg was like "I have never seen anyone do this before lol" it was just a matter of time until he ate a punch. He ate one then TURNED and fell to the ground and was almost stopmed before the ref stopped it.
Takanori Gomi defeats Mitsuhiro Ishida by TKO (strikes) - this fight was supposed to be exciting and long but Gomi dominated Ishida and finished him off with strikes in less than a minute and a half.
James Thompson defeats Hidehiko Yoshida by TKO - This match was hilarous. I really like James Thompson but dude you got to work on your cardio. They stopped the fight because Yoshida was out of gas completly. Bad cardio vs bad cardio.
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira defeats Josh Barnett by Decision - I was not impressed with Barnett in this fight. I think he could have won this fight but he just didn't make it happen.
Fedor Emelianenko def. Mark Hunt by Submission - this was the most surprising fight of the card. No one gave Hunt a chance in this fight (including me in a previous post) but he almost won the fight. He was very close to a kimura and if he had persisted he could have got it. He was on top and even had full mount at one point. I have never seen Emelianenko on his back and with someone else in side mount on him. Somehow he managed to get to his feet and within a few seconds HE had side control on Hunt and it didn't take him long to secure the kimura. Hunt: you really need to work on kimura defense.
Posted by Mike at 12:52 AM