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  1. GSP is an amazing fighter. He's very intelligent. He does NOT make foolish mistakes! His game plans and executions are becoming legendary. Folks what we saw tonight was a fighter who knows how to dissect his opponents and than impose his will onto them. He may not be a KO artist like most fans would love for him to be, but he puts on amazing mma fights, and he destroys guys. 50-45. Took no damage. Dominated. NO KO boo hoo.
  2. I'll give Koscheck all the credit he deserves if he manages to snap up GSP's belt. The task is ridokulously difficult given GSP is riding a 7 fight win streak since his loss to Serra in early 2007. GSP and Koscheck have gone full circle. Koscheck has definitely imo improved since their last fight. However I would bet my house on GSP to beat Koscheck again. Lol.
  3. 1fan4fun

    Gerald Harris Cut

    Amazingly retarded and ignorant cut of Gerald Harris by Dana "I only want robot fighters" White. Look, I get it. The roster can't have a lot of dead weight fighters. There's just not enough roster space to go around for everybody. The company has to make cuts. That said Gerald Harris is 3-1 now in the UFC with 3 wins by way of tko/ko. As for Gerald's recent loss vs. Falcao. Obviously Falcao is an extremely dangerous fighter. You could criticize Harris for being a little too cautious in his last fight. But Harris would have to be simple jack to go straight at Falcao and attack him recklessly. The fight was boring but that's also Falcao's fault too. Everyone wants to counter punch and that can create stalemates. I'm not even going to touch on the RNC scandal for the moment. What I want to know is why in the heck do you let go a 3-1 fighter who had one bad night, and keep guys like Tito Ortiz who is 0-4-1 in the ufc in his last 5 ufc fights? Zuffa fighter bias has prevailed again. For the love of the sport, Zuffa, I think you can afford to keep a guy who has 17-3 career record and only one bad fight in the UFC. This is probably just a case of Dana sending a warning single throughout the UFC roster that if you disappoint, even once, you're Strikeforce's problem.
  4. I was cheering for Marcus Davis. But Nate outclassed him virtually the entire fight. Sure Marcus got a few shots through Diaz's defense, but not nearly enough. I have a bad feeling that the "Irish hand grenade" may get cut from this performance. I mean if you're gonna cut Ben Saunders for insufficient wrestling pedigree, you might as well cut Marcus Davis - a boxer, for insufficient striking and imagination. He got dominated by Diaz in a stand up battle. And then he got tapped out. I like Davis I hope he doesn't get cut, but he seems to have hit the wall. I don't think he's going to get much better.
  5. Maynard has a nearly perfect game plan. He will almost never strike first. Sometimes he counter-punches. He doesn't shoot often he is patient and will wait for he opponent to make a mistake. He explodes when he shoots and almost always completes the take down. He will stay on top and work enough GnP to keep the fight on the ground. Basically from there on it's just submission defense and stalling. Unanimous Decision Maynard style. Damn is he good at it though.
  6. I wasn't impressed with Lentz win. I thought Winner did more damage in the fight. But he was stuck on the cage stuffing wrestling take downs most of the fight. And Lentz completed a few of them winning the fight. Soft ground and pound by Lentz. The whole fight was a basically just a showcase of Winner's decent take down defense. Yet the judges count up the take downs and virtually nothing else. Lentz wins easily in a very unremarkable fight. I guess it's just the nature of the beast in MMA. Stopping take downs is one of the most important things a striker will require in MMA. Oh sure there is a lot more but if you really want to be a striker in MMA, take down defense is crucial.
  7. First shot leads to instant take down,to a nearly instant- full mount, ground and pound to arm triangle finish. Damn Toney you never even had a chance to enjoy the beating. That was too quick. It's like seeing a fish out of water. Flip-flip-flip
  8. Ok I gotta say I doubted Edgar could repeat his performance. I thought BJ was going to win. I was wrong. Edgar proved me wrong with his dominant 50-45 UD over Penn. I give the Champ all the respect he deserves, and I'm sorry I didn't offer that respect fully after the first fight. Edgar is the man at 155. He is the true UFC LW champ. He is BJ's kryptonite. I must admit that I was stunned that BJ Penn failed to adapt a NEW strategy for the fight. I honestly felt like he would make the adjustments necessary to negate Edgar's stick and move game. BJ failed to entertain a new game plan until about the fourth round when he got a take down. Why on earth didn't Penn attempt a grappling game early in the fight? I don't know why he just ALLOWED Edgar to stick in move, stick and shoot, and use his AMAZING speed and footwork to literally keep BJ off balance the whole fight. I'm amazed that Penn's camp didn't attempt a new strategy. While Penn did get a take down late in the fight, and had a back mount triangle, and almost switched it to a full mount which could have lead to the win for Penn, his inability to adapt his strategy was the flaw in his armor. His 1 dimensional approach, (stalk and bang + stuff take downs) failed miserably twice now. Edgar's (High energy, speedy footwork, stick and move, random take down) strategy was WAY more dynamic than Penn's approach. And for it Penn loses his chance to regain the belt for several fights and possibly forever. I'd love to see Penn get a feisty corner man. A real MMA coach who can challenge him. Ahem. Great job Frankie. Good luck stopping the Maynard train. Mr. Gray 'Patience' Maynard will be a real tough test. Maynard has a very very different style than Penn. It will be a tactical war for sure.
  9. You forgot All of the Above. All of the fighters in the poll are professional talented well-liked fighters. They're all ambassadors of MMA. And they are excellent fighters. I say all of em are good role models.
  10. If you read the article carefully rather than just reading the title you see that Dana is non-committal about a rematch. he said "It's definitely a rematch I think people are going to want to see," White said after the event "Looking at Twitter, everybody is saying, 'Rematch. Rematch.' We'll see what happens. Vitor is waiting to fight right now, too. We could do the rematch with Chael, but we'll see what happens. We'll see how it goes." Sure rematch is being spit around the forums a lot, but Dana didn't say it IS for sure. Me I think a rematch is unwarranted. Chael had a great first round, nobody is saying he didn't own that first round. He did. But he layed and prayed for 17 minutes from round 2-5 at the 3 minute mark he finally gets triangled by an injured Anderson Silva. Chael's lay n pray is as boring as it gets. I'd rather watch paint dry than hear Chael talk all the smack and sit in Silva's guard for 25 minutes praying that he doesn't get submitted or cut open. Sonnen had 23 minutes to finish Silva and the best he could do is bleed on him and box his ears. Pathetic. Anderson did more damage from the bottom than Sonnen did from the top. I'd actually respect Sonnen if he had some EFFECTIVE ground and pound but all he has is semi-effective lay n pray. I'd rather see Vitor Belfort get a shot, frankly. But whatever if UFC wants to try the Sonnen v. Silva 2 fight, all I can see is submission or KO Silva. Chael aint got a chance. He never did. ** I read the article again. It implies the rematch will happen immediately. What I quoted Dana saying, from the article was actually a quote taken directly after the rematch. Apparently Dana does want to do the rematch next. But I'd like to see a quote of his that confirms it. The article says that he confirmed it but doesn't show the relevant quote. I hope it doesn't happen again. Lol crossing fingers. **
  11. IMO, the only guys capable of stopping the Fitch Train are guys who can out wrestle him. Even if you're a wrestler who wants to KO Fitch, you're better off not striking with him because when he gets a hold of you, he doesn't let go. I wanna call him Jon "Velcro" Fitch.
  12. When Dos Anjos tapped out I was initially upset that a BJJ guy would tap without being in a tight choke. Of course now we know that he broke his jaw in the first round off of a nice punch by Guida, and he gutted it out risking further injury for the next couple of rounds until Guida was able to use some very nice shoulder pressure on his face against the cage, forcing Rafael to withdraw. Dos Anjos showed a lot of courage hanging in there and trying to win once that jaw was broken in the first and I won't fault him for tapping when Guida was driving the shoulder into his broken jaw. I wish the fight wouldn't have ended that way, but it did and in MMA unexpected things happen. Clay did a good job of bringing the heat and he deserves his props for "finishing" Rafael with a shoulder press.
  13. All I can say about this fight is that Hughes showed his quality again. Beautiful left hook turns into an immediate submission. Matt Hughes proving once again, that he is still a very dangerous welterweight.
  14. Yeh JDS hands looked great again. Nelson showed everyone again that he is a very intelligent fighter who can take a good punch and survive. Infact Nelson had opportunities to KO Cigano, but he never landed the bombs that he threw. Nelson used a very good high guard to block JDS' dangerous hands for most of the fight. But it was too little. He was mainly just a punching bag that threw back the occasional haymaker. JDS is lucky he didn't get tagged by one of Nelson's bombs. But Nelson is also lucky that he didn't get KOed by some of JDS assaults especially in the first round. I enjoyed the fight. And like others have said, JDS is going to have very real problems in the wrestling realm when he faces winner of Cain v. Lesnar. I don't believe that this boxing specialist will do very good against elite Div 1. wrestlers. I'd like to see him KO Cain or Lesnar, but lets face it. You can't KO dudes fighting on your back eating nasty ground and pound all day.
  15. Sonnen had an AMAZING first round. He looked like an MMA fighter for once in instead of just a Lay N Pray wrestler. He rocked Silva with the big Left hand. Stacked him against the cage and pounded on his face for most of the round. Chael looked awesome in the first round. And Silva had his worst round ever in the UFC. Then the real Chael Sonnen showed up for rounds 2-5. He easily put Silva on his back for rounds 2 through 5. He Layd and prayed for 18 minutes using little baby punches and slaps to annoy Silva. Anderson did more damage from his back in rounds 2 through 5 than Sonnen did from the top. Sonnen basically stayed in full guard posturing only rarely to throw power punches. The rest of the time he was napping on Silva throwing baby punches. At one point he even hit Silva with the Sprinkler maneuver (lol) were he was battering him with baby shots like a sprinkler head. He got so comfortable staying in Andersons closed full guard that finally just as I had predicted before the fight, Anderson caught him in a submission. Even Marquardt did more damage to Chael from his back in his 3 round lay n pray loss to Sonnen, than Sonnen did from top position. When is Chael going to learn to finish guys from top position? He's a great wrestler, just terrible at effective ground and pound, IMO. That is the nature of MMA's best LNP artist. He is only as good as his submission defense. And for that matter he did good for 23 minutes. Yes he was winning all 5 rounds before he lost, credit for that, but let's be honest. It wasn't pretty. It was boring and when he got triangled it was predictable.
  16. Haha that's a very nice collection of Chael's career highlights. It's classic Sonnen.
  17. Oh come one who DOESN'T want to see this fight. Sure Frank won easily in their first match. No question. But both fighters are terrific BJJ guys so if it hits the floor it will be a tactical classic. And both guys have respectable hands so there is a good chance either guy could get knocked out. I would tend to believe Frank has better stand up, but that is deceptive because Nog wasn't 100% in their first fight. I don't think this one will be a repeat of the last fight. It's evenly matched and I can't wait to see these two veterans fight again. They both could use a win right now as they are coming off losses. It should be a memorable fight.
  18. I'd like to see Alves win this fight. It's going to come down to whether or not he can control the octagon. If he can't defeat Fitch's wrestling offense. He will lose by decision or TKO/sub. I don't know how he will be able to stop the Fitch train though. Jon really makes it hard to do anything but fight from your back. Oh and BTW the Billy Madison link on page 3 by Czombie is funny as hell. +1
  19. Chael Sonnen IMO will never see a better payday than he will with his title shot vs. Silva, ever. It is clear to me that his trash talk is simply his calculated effort to promote the fight as much as possible, where interest in the fight would otherwise be mediocre at best. By being the ultimate heel, ala Josh Koscheck or WWE's famous character the Iron Sheik ( See Famous Iranian Wrestlers, lol ) he is counting on selling PPVs merely through artificial hype. No doubt for what he perceives to be brilliant marketing, and I won't argue it is a bad tactic -- Sonnen expects to bank greatly off of DVD sales and PPV percentage monies that is usually awarded to headline fighters on PPVs. (Undisclosed Payouts.) After he gets KTFO'd he can sit back on the bank that he just made and try to convince some other idiot (voters) that his words are more than simple self promotion. Anderson Silva is a much more respectable person. He's not going around talking crap about Sonnen because he knows it's lights out for Chael when they fight. Chael just needs bank. It'll be his biggest MMA payday ever. It just sucks that he has to be put on a stretcher to get it.
  20. Edgar did a great job in that he survived 5 rounds with Penn. That's it. Penn beat him if the judges could keep up with Edgar's pace. They couldn't. Edagr was fresher in rounds 4 and 5 than Penn. I gave Edgar the last two rounds 10-9 a piece. But I also has Penn winning the first 3 rounds 10-9 a piece. I think the fight was close enough that you could argue the third round to go to Edgar. He could have squeezed a 48-47 decision against Penn. But the reality is that Edgar's frenetic paced footwork made it difficult to tell what shots were landing. It would have been very hard to judge in real time, and evidently some of the judges were counting Edgar's combinations as landed when they infact didn't land. Here's the reality, Penn landed more power strikes in the first 3 rounds than Edgar did. Edgar may have appeared busier but that's only because he was fast on his feet. Penn did more damage. Penn should have been awarded the decision. UFC did the right thing giving the rematch automatically. Edgar didn't try to finish Penn he tried to outpoint him. And he failed to out point him, yet he created the illusion of effectiveness due to his footwork. This isn't an excuse for Penn. I don't care if Penn wins or loses. It's just the facts. Watch the fight carefully, count the strikes that land and miss. Penn wins. Grappling in the fight is basically stalemate, Frankie's takedowns don't score much cause he could not hold penn down, for more than a few seconds. Penn didn't even try to take Edgar down, he wanted a knock out and failed to land the decisive shot due again to Edgar's speed. Next fight Penn works the ground game and gets an easy win. No more running around like a bumblebee and pretending that your punches are landing when they aren't.
  21. 1fan4fun

    Get real people (117)

    Here's the odds that I would make for these two fights. And I'm no bookie so forget about it lol. Anderson Silva -1000 Chael Sonnen +1000 Junior Dos Santos -200 Big "Effin" Country +200 Yup you guessed it I give Chael no chance. IMO Big Effin Country could get an upset though. He is an intelligent fighter. He has tons of experience. He is KO power. Good sub offense and defense. Intelligent if somewhat lame ground and pound. One punch to the temple and JDS is owned. Still I'm not delusional, JDS should be able to rip Country with his elite fists. It's just not a money back guarantee like the Silva fight.
  22. If Cain uses good footwork to try and avoid Brock's freight train take downs he might be able to catch Lesnar making a mistake. Lesnar isn't very good at stand up. Sure he hits like a truck but in a boxing match with Cain I think Lesnar gets knocked out easily. Maybe Cain could catch Brock in a guillotine during a take down stuff. Doubt it but it is a possibility. I also think if Lesnar makes a mistake with his balance Cain could take him down and end up on top. He's got heavy ground and pound and could knock out Lesnar from top position. Still it all comes down to staying off his back. No easy feat.
  23. Kampmann is a contender and is a good test for Shields. Jake has proven that he is one of the best fighters in MMA at getting to full mount; Where he will pillow fist you into a decision. Damn I wish he'd throw power from full mount but he doesn't want to risk getting bucked. He just stays heavy and waits for the other guy to give up their back. A good strategy if you like to get RNCs. Kampmann is more well rounded, IMO. His striking is better. His ground game is pretty good, though I doubt he is as slick as Shields is on the ground. While I would like to assume that Martin would want to sprawl and brawl, I think he has to worry about getting taken down and sat on for 15 minutes. It might be a good idea for him to put Shields on his back. If he can take Shields down maybe he can control Shields much in the same fashion as you'd expect Shields to approach the fight. Basically, the fighter who can gain the most time in top postition will win this one. And I have a feeling that Shields will be that guy. Still I'd sure like to see Martin give Jake a rude welcoming to WW and knock him out. Time will tell.
  24. If you look up lay n pray in a modern dictionary you'll see a picture of Chael Sonnen. He uses his striking to make his take downs less predictable. That's fine it's a good strategy. But he doesn't use his stand up striking to win fights or to hurt guys. Simply his stand up is garbage, and is really nothing more than a way of setting up the take downs. His wrestling is world class. His takedowns are very efficient and clean. He has some of the best take downs in MMA. Kudos Sonnen. Now what does he do with a take down. Does he look to improve his position? No. Does he look for submissions? Very rarely. Does he stay in a full guard and throw garbage punches. Yes. That's right Chael will sit in his opponents guard for 15 - 25 minutes. Use his supreme takedowns to control a guy in their guard. He does not attempt to pass guard because heaven forbid he might lose top position or get sweeped. So he parks himself in full guard and tries to posture up and throw just enough punches so that the referee does not stand it up. Once he gets the takedown he stays heavy in full guard and works just hard enough not to get arm barred or triangled. He's the face of lay and pray and he is truly a one dimensional fighter. His take downs and top control leads to unanimous decisions. He never takes risks. Never looks to improve positions. Just lays and prays with baby punches. Boring. Great wrestler though.
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