Monday, September 28, 2009

cole miller

They just showed a replay of Cole Miller vs. Junie Browning. That was pretty lame of Miller. He went on to get KTFO by Efrain Escudero.

MMAJ says it best

like usual:

"Watching Tim Kennedy destroy Zak Cummings was like watching an M-1 Abrams battle tank roll into Kandahar and crush a slow-moving donkey in its path. In other words, it was ugly."

Indeed. There was one somewhat competitive fight on the cards between a tiny guy with a chin I've never heard of and a tiny guy with strikes I've never heard of. That saved the card basically.
For Cummings, saying "He's a tough guy" is about as backhanded a compliment as you can offer. They're all fucking tough guys. That's like saying a piano player has two hands.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Hilarious part:

Ray Sefo has a submission win now.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

holey shi'ite

that shit they put on Spike TV was so goddamn terrible I think my kidney fell out. What kind of a fight was that? Can you have a point deduction for being a complete joke? Additionally, Spike likes to eff with fighter's records for some reason...that McSweeney character, whose cardio looked only awful in comparison to that other dude's absolute anti-cardio, is at 3-4 according to Sherdog. But Spike listed him at 3-3, so maybe he lasts a while and they didn't want to show him as a losing-record fighter every time.
As for the relative gas tanks of these guys, Justin Wren noted on his TUF blog that they were fighting the same day as the previous fight, they hadn't become accustomed to the lights, cameras, and weird space they were fighting in. That can lead to an adrenalin dump, I'd guess. But MAN, they've seen the show. They gotta be able to go one stinking round without gassing out. Both guys were done at the end of two.
The verbal sparring between Rampage and Rashad is already old. The "I say something and then you say something then we both repeat the same things we just said for an hour" jawboning they do is just annoying. Hopefully 'Page isn't really retiring, because if we don't see those two fight I'll be totally pissed.
Wren promises on his blog that they showed the two most boring fights first. I hope he's right. If either of the four fighters we've seen so far end up in the finals, well...that's not good. Who will be this year's Josh Haynes? Wait and see.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Dear MMA World

The only TUF recap worth reading, outside the various entrant blogs, is Jim Genia's


Monday, September 21, 2009

UFC 103...easier than expected for some

Dos Santos, Daley, and Belfort had a way easier time than anyone thought they would. Just a matter of "better man on the day"? Or are they that much better?

Sunday, September 20, 2009

UFC 103

Mirko Cro Cop Filipovich needs to hang up the gloves, or honestly approach the sport anew. His game is done. A younger, stronger fighter, just like Gabe Gonzaga, pressed the action and beat him pretty handily. It looked like he had an opportunity to push back, but instead just pushed, with open unclenched hands, for some reason. Dos Santos proved some shit, he took some shots and showed some cardio. He's big, fast, and hits hard. But Cro Cop is...just done. Embarrassing done.
Franklin didn't show a lot vs. Belfort. Vitor laid a simple shot on him and he laid on his face. Knowing Franklin for these last few years I'm betting it was a hard fucking shot, but man, he seemed to eat harder shots from Anderson Silva and stay standing for a while. Either Vitor is that good or they have to feed Franklin some softies to build his name back up before they throw him in against some aging star in a catchweight bout again.
Koscheck made Trigg look as bad or worse than Cro Cop. Time's up Frank. That ended up worse than Ken Shamrock's attempt at one more big money fight.
Hermes Franca came in looking fat, missing weight, and getting knocked the fuck out. What exactly is he fighting for nowadays? A paycheck? He got that. He didn't get anything else other than a beating though.
Overall an OK event. They showed a lot of fights...but I wasn't out of my seat at any point. 6 out of 10.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Dear Cung Le

Fucking burn in a fire, you fuckin' dick. Thanks for making everyone who defended you look like complete assholes.


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

TUF 10 episode one

1) Rampage and Rashad aren't friends

2) Big Abe is a terrible mixed martial artist

3) the guy he fought is a terrible mixed martial artist

4) Bleeding a lot is not interesting, just kind of gross

That ends our coverage of The Ultimate Fighter, Season 10, Episode 1

Diaz-Guillard (spoilers)

I hate Nate Diaz so much. Him and Guillard. Diaz is 1-2. Guillard is, once again, a chump. Let's see what he tests positive for tonight.

Huerta-Maynard (spoilers)

Good fight. Roger Huerta...please. Re-sign with the UFC. Shit dude, you just had your Exorcised and didn't burp up any pea soup...I'm not sure where you stow em in the tighties, but you got massive fucking balls.
Maynard is impressive, but BJ Penn or Diego Sanchez right now would tear him up. No stoppages yet.

They're announcing Nate Diaz as TUF champ. Champ by shoulder injury. Meh.

Condit-Ellenberger (spoilers)

Well, Carlos sure has had is hands full with his first two fights in the UFC. They're not feeding him any warmups, thats for sure. Even his last-minute replacement is tough as hell. How Condit survived the 1st I have no idea.
Impressive display of heart and cardio by Condit, and heart by Ellenberger. I thought the fight was not that close...I guess you could give Jake the second and first on takedowns and whatnot. But I thought Carlos won. I like watching both these guys fight, I hope Jake gets another bout in the UFC.
Apparently Condit trains with creepy bald ginger twins.

Credeur-Quarry (spoilers)

Damn Rock's face got messed up.
Credeur was impressive, as was Nate, but I don't know if either of these guys could stand there and get punched that often against many other middleweights.
Great postfight interview with Nate. "My gameplan was simple so I wouldn't forget: go fight". I've actually come to like Nate a lot more since TUF than I did on TUF.
Where was this Crazy Tim on the show?

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Undercard nightmare

Why isn't Brock Larson a bigger deal in the UFC's welterweight division. Dude has a pretty stunning record at 26-2, with wins over some better 170lbers. He's fighting on the undercard next week...the guy's only losses are to Jon Fitch and Carlos Condit. Hopefully he's one win away from being on a televised spot. He's an animal.

Brock Larson
Record 26 - 2 - 0 (Win - Loss - Draw)
Wins 5 (T)KOs ( 19.23 %)
18 Submissions ( 69.23 %)
2 Decisions ( 7.69 %)
1 Other ( 3.85 %)
Losses 1 Submissions ( 50 %)
1 Decisions ( 50 %)
Association Minnesota Martial Arts Academy
Height 5'11" (181cm)
Weight 185lbs (84kg)
Birth Date 1977-08-23
City Brainerd, MN

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Entertaining interview with Stompin' Wes Sims

Ol' Cagepotato puts down the ink. My favorite quote:

What surprised you the most during your experience on TUF?

I’m surprised how much food was eaten in that house. I’m surprised that, of that food, so much of it was eaten by Roy Nelson.

Go take a look.

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