Sunday, November 11, 2007

ShoXC Renegade thoughts: Nick Diaz is a bitch

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I watched ShoXC Renegade last night with my brother and my roommate. Apparently, the entrance area of the set was put together by a massive interior designer, because it looked like a huge living room. The ring entrances seem to be missing something to me...there's like a blank feel to them sometimes. Perhaps they should let fighters walk out with their crews.
I got most of the fights right on mmaplayground
The first fight they showed was Antonio Silva and Jonathan Wiezorek. Silva has that glandular huge-guy look where his forehead is freaky and his chin's all stretched out, but he's 6'2"'re used to seeing that on 6' 9" and up guys. Regardless, Silva is a beast, and at super heavyweight he was super-fast and agile, just like Sam Caplan (whose breakdown I based my pick of Silva on) expected, and he choked out a doughy-looking Wiezorek pretty capably. I'd like to see Silva fight someone at 265 or under. He's a powerful-looking fighter.
Next up was Kyle Noke and Seth Kleinbeck. Noke looks like a game fighter, but he seemed nervous. Kleinbeck is defintely capable, but it felt like he was getting dominated slowly but surely (in the second round) until Noke opened up a HUGE (not Marvin Eastman huge, but huge still) cut on his forehead. It was shaped like an eye. Noke to his credit didn't jump around like an idiot, though Greg Jackson was stoked for him.
Jake Shields vs. Mike Pyle seemed like it would be better. Shields took Pyle to the ground after an intial knee, and methodically worked himself to mount, where Pyle spun a couple times before Shields snapped a rear naked choke into place. Pyle apparently had, before the fight, refused to sign a long-term contract, and in so doing denied Shields a chance at a title fight. Shields noted before and after that it pissed him off. Shields is riding a nine-fight streak and has pounded or choked out his last four or five. Top five welterweight.
Kimbo Slice vs Bo Cantrell was a downer. Bo Cantrell either took a dive, broke a rib, or is the world's biggest pussy. Kimbo hit him hard once and he was literally tapping on his way to the mat. It was an air tap. If Cantrell didn't get hurt or have a lot of sand in his vagina he took at dive for a payday. I'd buy it if his rib was broken, that hurts, and the shot Slice delivered to his ribs was vicious, you could see it shake his whole frame. But still...what a fucking jackass. Of course, I guess I could let Kimbo hit me in the ribs and see how I felt. I'm starting to tear up thinking about it.
Nick Diaz vs KJ Noons: Nick Diaz is a crybaby bitch. Diaz stormed out of the ring in a fucking huff like a little primadonna shithead. He got dominated and cut up by a smaller man, and instead of taking it like a man, he ran off crying and giving the finger to the audience. I lost almost all respect for Diaz after that. On the way through the tunnel he smacked the cameraman. What a a fucking dick! You know what Randy Couture did when he lost his belt to an accidental eyepoke? Shook his opponent's hand, gave a post fight interview, and got back to training. Had Diaz kept his cool and done an interview asking for a rematch, EliteXC would have been STOKED. A title rematch, bang, there's one event headliner we don't have to worry about. I'd be surprised if he had another shot in ShoXC, but of course this is the org that hires, and defends, noted felon Krazyhorse Bennett, so on second thought I'd be unsurprised. I just want to go on record saying: Nick Diaz acted like a whiny, stupid bitch last night, and deserves heaps of scorn. I don't know how stoned he's going to have to get to block out the memory of his bitch move, but I reckon it'll be a lot. By the time he's done he'll have invented a new scenario where he comes out looking like some hardcore ghetto hero. Nick, you fucked up.
KJ Noons, on the other hand, came out looking like a star. He's got heavy hands, and he never seemed to be even remotely in trouble. He jacked Diaz's face with that knee, and brought a lot more that sliced up Diaz pretty badly. Diaz's only offense was a slam after the bell. Congratulations to KJ Noons, good luck with the boxing.

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