Good fight, but sloppy when they get that tired and bashed up. Turns into a bit of a bar fight. Good entertainment, but no epic!
SUCCESS: A lot of little things done well
HOLY FUCK THOSE TWO!!! it was incredible
It doesn't get easier... It's you who gets better.
Is your social worker in that horse?
Success has a price, not a secret.
Sorry, work and wifi have kept me away. Haven't missed any MMA though, including watching the last BAMMA and Cage Warrior cards. Paul Daley's KO was nasty. Ouch. Next ones a big one!
UFC 168 Weidman vs. Silva II
December 28, 2013, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
Main Card (on Pay-Per-View)
-Chris Weidman (10-0) vs. Anderson Silva (33-5)
-Ronda Rousey (7-0) vs. Miesha Tate (13-4)
-Travis Browne (15-1-1) vs. Josh Barnett (33-6)
-Jim Miller (22-4, 1 NC) vs. Fabricio Camoes (14-7-1)
-Dustin Poirier (14-3) vs. Diego Brandao (18-8)
-Chris Leben (22-10) vs. Uriah Hall (7-4)
-Gleison Tibau (28-9) vs. Michael Johnson (13-8)
-Dennis Siver (21-9) vs. Manny Gamburyan (13-7)
-John Howard (21-8) vs. Siyar Bahadurzada (21-5-1)
-William Macario (6-1) vs. Bobby Voelker (24-10)
-Robbie Peralta (16-4) vs. Estevan Payan (14-4
Just this week I ran across and watch a documentary on more or less the life of Anderson Silva called "Like Water"(comparison to Bruce Lee a bit) Currently at Silva (-145) and seeing how intensely he is training for "his legacy" in this rematch I may be betting heavily (2K+) on the The Spider.
I would take Silva and Rousey, where I a betting man. But I would like to see Tate take it and I usually favour the underdog so would also like to see Weedman win also. But I figure he's a serious underdog in this one. Silva won't be goofing off if he has any marbles.
15hrs ahead in Thailand for this card, so looking for somewhere that'll show it. Should be around 12pm on Sunday! Hoping to find one of the bars with it on, as there's loads showing sport and all the English Football matches. If not I'll have to use my computer on Monday! Looking forward to the fights, should be some interesting fights. Especially how the main event fight unfolds.
Can't wait for Sunday!!!
Watching the slow-mo replay I had this strange understanding of Smeagol/Gollum when he said "I like them raw and wriggling"
You'll understand soon enough. ;-)
Step on it? Just raised his hands in victory as Silva hit the floor, he saw it quick!
Entertaining card. Watched it Live in Thailand at 10am in a bar with a pina coloada (only the 2nd time I've had alcohol this year), then hit the beach. Top day considering it's my 41st birthday today. Off for a thai massage now and then some food with my brother!
Hoping to get back in the cage myself in Feb/Mar after my knee surgery. Won't be throwing any kicks!, but might practice checking them more than normal ;-)
As it turns out the greatest fighter of all time may have not been so bulletproof. That being said, Chris was winning the fight but we all will forever wonder what could have happened.
I would have thought that pro athletes have better nutrition since they are abusing their bodies for a living. Not that sure after this event.
Silva with chronic D deficiency, and they said Rousey couldn't lose weight before starting the Dolce diet, what the hell could have she been doing that starting on grains and fruits helped her lose weight...
Although that article is merely speculation.
MMA athletes aren't rich or particularly good a looking after themselves. Most haven't much idea on nutrition, training and recovery and rely on coaches. Most coaches aren't that great, as the only way to earn a living in the sport is to own a gym, that doesn't give you enough time to give proper supervision or even learn enough yourself to really help most athletes. That's why the bigger MMA teams (American Top Team, Jacksons etc) are much more successful, as all the athletes help out each other and one coach can look after a few athletes.
Just think, one of the main card fighters on the last UFC (168) only earnt $8,000 to show and lost, so missed out on another $8k. Sponsorship is on average about the same as you show money (obviously this can vary dramatically). So just say he earn $16,000. After taxes, manager fees, and coaching fees, he'll be lucky to be left with Â£8,000. Most fight camps, which may cost him more than I've taken out, run for 9-12 weeks before the fight. So lets say roughly 3 calendar months and add in an other after the fight, as you need a few weeks off. He's taken home $2,000 a month as one of the top fighters in the world (although lowest paid on the main card).
If you can fight 3 times a year, that's a good year. At that sort of purse for a fight, how can a top guy get top coaching, nutrition, doctors, massage etc. The top guys obviously earn more, but with most careers only lasting a few years at the top it's only a few that earn enough not to worry after they stop fighting. And the public wonder why guys fight on too long! $$$$$$$$
Not sure Ronda is even using Mike Dolce and the Dolce diet. Last I saw on a countdown show (or primetime) on her before her previous fight, See was training 3 times a day and only eating one meal at lunch each day. They showed her eating and followed what she did on the show. She's made weight for all her fights and I've not heard Dolce mention he's working with her. Could just be the Dolce diet has paid her to be on her banner, the whole thing's not too clear as Dolce has been working closely with Nick Lentz who just lost on the previous UFC, so don't think he could have been working with Ronda too as the fight camps would have overlapped. Personally I think anyone giving 95% of fighters a diet and being with them preparing the food and monitoring their weight would do just as good as Dolce compared to most fighters having not much idea at all. I'm not impressed with his ideals that I've heard. I've helped 7 or 8 fighters though camps, diets and weight cuts and they've all made weight and preformed well. It's not that difficult if you know what you're doing. It's not fun either!
That's my 2 cents!