Tuesday, August 24, 2010

UFC 118: MMA vs. Boxing

Couture vs. Toney is being portrayed as a MMA vs Boxing match but I see it more as an oldschool brawl like the early days of the UFC. Just like how Royce Gracie vs. Ken Shamrock was a wrestling vs. jiu-jitsu match, this is much the same. Its a wrestler vs. a boxer.

I'm not going to lie. The fights probably going to be boringggg. Couture will do what he does best and push Toney on the cage in the clinch and then when there's an opening he will go for the double leg takedown. It will be a submission win if we're lucky, but it will probably end up in an unanimous decision for couture.

When you put a boxer like Toney who's trained in MMA for what? 13 month? Vs. a wrestler like Couture who's been in MMA for 13 years! The wrestler will win 9/10 times.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Not time for Silva vs. Sonnen 2

The tap heard around the world!

Some people want to see Silva vs. Sonnen 2 immediately and I totally understand where they are coming from. Sonnen dominated (brutaly dominated) the entire fight. Just take down after take down. And the 1 time Silva got the take down in the 4th round! Sonnen reversed it and ended up on top.

An immediate Sonnen vs. Silva 2 should NOT happen. Immediate rematches should only be done when there is a controversial judges decision: Machida/Shogun 1. It wouldn't be the right move in the long run. This isn't boxing where you only see the same names headlining the main events over and over again. This is the UFC! Where they bring new blood and welcome new challengers. Sure, if a rematch is made Sonnen will talk trash (probably more) and hype the fight even bigger than this one, and a whole lot of people will probably buy the PPV, and good old Dana will probably make a lot of $$. But in order to keep the UFC's reputation of constantly creating new stars Dana/ Joe Silva just has to let this one go.
The rare moment the fight was standing....

Silva cracked his ribs in the 1st round and said he will be out until early 2011. He needs to concentrate on helping the
Nogueira bothers on their upcoming fights and after that passes he wants to go back to Brazil and spend time with his family.

This is what I want to see: Chael Sonnen vs. Vitor Belfort for the #1 contender spot in November. If Sonnen wins, great, make a Silva vs. Sonnen 2. If Vitor wins, great, that was the matchup the UFC originally planned last year. Its a win/win situation!

" Beating Anderson Silva is like eating Chinese food. Twenty minutes after you’re done, you want to do it again." (Look @ Lorenzo's face)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Roger Huerta's Street Brawl

Apparently Roger Huerta got into a fight last week and he knocked out some random dude. One thing that irritates me about this story is how CBS and TMZ have headlines like "UFC fighter gets into Brawl". 1st off, Huerta is no longer in the UFC, he's in Bellator. 2nd he knocked this guy out because the guy hit a girl first. And I know what you guys are thinking, don't worry, the girl that got punched by the guy wasn't Snooki. Huerta should be a hero but the media has the idea that all MMA fighters are blood thirsty street fighters. With the exception of Kimbo Slice.... but who out there can really call him a mixed martial artist?

Noticed I used the term MMA fighters instead of UFC fighters? It's annoying when people think UFC is a sport. No! UFC is a company, its a league. You don't call up your friend and go like "Hey do you want to play some NBA?" No! You go "Hey do you want to play some basketball?" Not all MMA fights are in the UFC, the UFC is just the highest stage of the world for mixed martial arts competition.

So please remember: UFC is a league NOT a sport, Most MMA fighters are professional with a few bad apples like Paul Daley, Roger Huerta is a BAMF not a street fighter!

This story doesn't really shock me. Roger Huerta or not, if a guy punches a girl he's probably going to get his ass kicked. The only thing that shocked me is that this street fight wasn't in this season's Jersey Shore.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

UFC 117: Brazil vs. USA

The entire main card is stacked with Brazilians vs. Americans @ UFC 117! I'm sorry America, I see Brazil winning this one. My picks are: Silva, Alves, Almeida, Guida. 3/4 advantage Brazil. I didn't include Junior Dos Santos vs. Roy Nelson in the prediction because I'm on the fence about that fight.

Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen
Hats off to Chael Sonnen because he made me actually want to see this fight. After Silva's performance against Demian Maia, most fans were disappointed, but Chael Sonnen's shit talk made us want to see the P4P king pin back in the cage to silence his new opponent. And when I say shit talk I do mean a whole lot of shit talk.

He said something on the line of this:
-"I don't do that whole Jiu-Jitsu bullshit because I find it gay for a guy to be in my guard"-
Okay fine, fair enough. We all have our own opinions. BUT WAIT! Wasn't Sonnen a Division I All-American wrestler?? And isn't the whole objective of wrestling is to grab your opponent's legs and drag them to the ground so you are on top of them? So uhh if Jiu-Jitsu is gay... you're homo.

I can go on for hours of how Chael talks trash but we would be here forever. Here is 1 of the few lines he said that was actually funny: "[Silva] doesn’t come from a bowing culture. If you bow in Brazil, they’ll hit you over your head, take your wallet and walk off laughing." - Chael Sonnen

I'm giving this fight to Silva via KO. I hope its the Anderson we saw vs. Forrest Griffen and not the Anderson we saw against Thales Leites in the cage come August 7th.

Does Chael Sonnen stand a chance?
- Its MMA, everyone has a chance. No one thought Fedor would ever lose but here we are with the Last Emperor off his pedestal. The only way I see Sonnen winning is if Silva loses (no duh). What I mean by that is Chael can only win if Silva comes in not @ 100%. If he comes in out of shape, that's probably not a good idea when Sonnen is across the cage from him. This is a extremely slim chance. The only reason I think it will go past the first round is because I think Silva will allow it to go past 5 minutes. He wants to beat up Sonnen, not just just a win over him.

"One thing's for sure. If you're an MMA fan, you will not wan to miss this fight." - Ed Soares

Sonnen has 3 options in this fight. Tap, Snap, or Nap." - Rich

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Casino Rama - Player's Card

I've waited to get this for 19 years!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

The future of 205

If Brandon Vera has taught us anything its that you should never hype up a fighter before he has proven himself worthy within the top 10 in their weight class. But you know what? I don't care. Jon Jones is the future @ 205. I say he's going to be a champion within 15 months. I would actually say within a year but with Shogun sidelined for another 8 months, and with Rashad being the #1 contender, that's an ambitious goal.

Lets say Jones wins against Vladimir Matyushenko, then I would give him a top 10 fighter. Perhaps the loser of Machida/Rampage? Or if Dana doesn't think he's ready for either fighter, the winner of Lil Nog/ Bader would be a great matchup too.

I guess I'm getting way ahead of myself here seeing that Jones has to get past Vladimir tonight on Versus.