Funny Munoz's wrestling sucks but damn one of the most powerful dudes at 185. As a MW in the UFC he is 5-1, the one loss being a split decision to Okami even though it should have been UD for Okami. Still time to give him a top guy. Maybe Palhares or even Bisping. He does have the best training partners in the the world.
OMG Diego's face. We need a rematch. Kamp is so much more skilled but no one has more heart and intensity than Diego. I don't know why people hate him. He's weird as hell but a monster in the cage. F a gameplan, just brawl baby! Should have gone to Kamp though.
lol. They should just give Fitch the title shot, I'd love to see B.J. vs Alves. As for Page/Machida 2 not really something I want to see. Stylistically it just doesn't allow either Machida or Page to do what they do best. It's just a bad matchup for both. Is it confirmed we are getting Rashad/Page 2? Not that I would ever wish injury upon someone but serves Rashad right for not wanting to fight while Shogun recovers. Now if Bones wins the title he's in limbo. IMO he should just move down to MW and his first fight should be a rematch against Bisping.
I'd love to see Bisping get clocked again. 185 would be a tight squeeze for Rashad, though. He'll eventually run into the same problem there with Nate Marquardt, though.
I'm just completely done with Jon Fitch fights. The guy is skilled. Obviously. But he hasn't finished a fight in 4 years, and all of his fights go the same way. He just out-sizes everyone at 170 (except for GSP), and I don't even get the feeling that he's ever trying to finish his opponent. That makes him boring.
I think it was a tough call to make because you can't see his face and he really couldn't tap in that position. Still he should have looked at the fact that he was still moving and his body was stiff, he did rob the guy. Here's the vid.
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I think it was a tough call to make because you can't see his face and he really couldn't tap in that position. Still he should have looked at the fact that he was still moving and his body was stiff, he did rob the guy.
I wasn't disagreeing with the Bellator incident, just the assertion that Rosenthal is terrible. Looking at his career, Rosenthal is actually a top ref IMO. Some mistakes, but compared to the field Rosenthal looks pretty good.
I don't know why Lindland can't get his **** together. He's one of the better fighters at 185, but he keeps having personal problems that keep him from being put up there with the company he belongs to be with.
I know I'm late, but Hendo is the man. I think he'll lose the title in the Strikeforce Light-heavyweight curse of no defenses, but he's still the man no less.
Yup can't see Hendo holding the title long at all. He most likely fights the Mousasi/Kyle winner next. And if he somehow gets through that would have to face most likely King Mo who would take him down and beat him up for 5 rounds. At this point Feijao was the more skilled fighter but wanted to get in a brawl with Hendo, not a good idea. Like we saw just one of those overhand rights and it's game over.
I think Hendo is crafty enough as a wrestler to take on Mo....Mousasi though...yea idk how that one would work out.
Hendo can handle guys in the clinch but his pure takedown defense has never even in his prime been great, I mean look at the Shields fight. Mo is one of the most explosive wreslters in mma. I just see Hendo being on his back the whole fight. Mo would only lose if he gasses.
Hendo-Mo would end up being a stand-up fight. I don't think either guy would want to challenge the other from a wrestling standpoint.
I don't like Hendo v. Mousasi at all. Gegard would pick him apart.
Hendo only uses his wrestling as a defensive mechanism. I don't remember the last time he actually used it as an offensive skill.
King Mo only used his wrestling against Mousasi because he didn't have a chance against Gegard standing. Gegard is a guy who could make a very good living as a K-1 fighter or professional boxer...Mo wanted no part of that. Mo would rather strike in most fights, though...and that would be the case v. Hendo.
I really just can't wait to see Mousasi fight someone of note again. He's a Top 5 LHW, and is definitely one of my favorite fighters to watch.
Semi-significant news story involving the UFC purchasing Strikeforce just broke.
"Compadres, it is imperative that we crush the freedom fighters before the start of the rainy season. And remember, a shiny new donkey for whomever brings me the head of Colonel Montoya."
I thought it was a joke at first, but coming from Dana's mouth with Helwani reporting it's about as legit as it can get. Zuffa buys Strikeforce, but who really saw that coming? I mean I figured Strikeforce would eventually run themselves into a hole with their bad matchmaking and marketing, but they looked like they may get some momentum with the GP and some other decent names fighting. With Strikeforce being under the Zuffa umbrella, Sengoku and Dream looking like they'll be done, and even K-1 looking like it's finished Zuffa's dominance is really showing.
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Just finished watching the interview. At least in the short term, it doesn't seem like it's going to have much of an impact on the fans. Dana said there won't be any co promotion or super fights or anything like that. He said a million times that Scott Coker will continue running Strikeforce as a separate entity. I mean, it's huge news, but for the moment, it doesn't seem like a huge deal from a matchmaking perspective.
I assume it will eventually be out of business once Strikeforce's deals with Showtime and CBS are done.