Not really big on lining up and meeting fighters. Meet a lot of the top UK guys at the UK shows, back stage, at weigh-ins, etc. They're just normal guys who do the same as me, just much, much better.
I'm not really a fan boy. I'm in it for the sport and testing myself. I'll probably go and have a look and see if there's any training gear, but I'm not going to be getting any autographs.
I've seen a couple of UFC in vegas and in the UK.
SUCCESS: A lot of little things done well
Tim Kennedy (going to play it safe here)
Tim Boetsch (never been sold on Munoz)
Mike Pierce (Zuffa must not like this guy)
Killer katolotus...VEGAS rules!!!
I'm going for Weidman The Weed Man!
Hoping Edgar loses as well.
In case you check in from Vegas...Weidman just tweeted this now...
Come join me at Twin Peaks on Las Vegas BLVD!!! Tonight!!
That was the first time I was actually truly surprised with what happened during a fight. Like my heart actually started beating faster.
Inspiring, yet sad at the same time.
I can finally read this thread after watching 161 & 162 yesterday!
Man, did Silva get caught show-boating, or what? I hated watching that in the Maia fight. He started again on Weidman and I yelled "JUST FUCKING HIT HIM!" at the screen.... and he did!
I think Silva would dominate him, first round, first minute knock-out in the rematch... but he deserves getting his ass handed to him for show-boating like an asshole.
No sorcery, just science.
I can finally read this thread after watching 161 & 162 yesterday! Man, did Silva get caught show-boating, or what? I hated watching that in the Maia fight. He started again on Weidman and I yelled "JUST FUCKING HIT HIM!" at the screen.... and he did!I think Silva would dominate him, first round, first minute knock-out in the rematch... but he deserves getting his ass handed to him for show-boating like an asshole.
I don't think he was show-boating. Just trying to get in Weidman's head and get him doubting himself.
I think most people know Silva could have ended that fight. I really wanted him to win so we could see Silva vs. Jones though.
Next cards not too interesting. Not too keen on the flyweights as there doesn't seem to be too many finishes. Too many decisions in that weight class for my liking. Like the Danzig v Guillard and obviously the Rory v Jake, but the rest I'll watch without too much interest.
UFC on Fox 8
Date: July 27, 2013
Location: Seattle, Washington
Main Bouts (on Fox):
-Demetrious Johnson (17-2-1) vs. John Moraga (13-1)
-Rory MacDonald (14-1) vs. Jake Ellenberger (29-6)
-Robbie Lawler (20-9-1) vs. Bobby Voelker (24-9-0)
-Liz Carmouche (8-3) vs. Jessica Andrade (9-2)
Preliminary Bouts (on FX):
-Michael Chiesa (9-0) vs. Jorge Masvidal (24-7)
-Danny Castillo (15-5) vs. Tim Means (18-4-1)
-Mac Danzig (21-10-1) vs. Melvin Guillard (30-12-2)
-Yves Edwards (42-19-1) vs. Daron Cruickshank (12-3)
-Ed Herman (20-9) vs. Trevor Smith (10-3)
-Julie Kedzie (16-11) vs. Germain de Randamie (3-2)
Preliminary Bouts (on Facebook):
-Aaron Riley (30-13-1) vs. Justin Salas (10-4)
-John Albert (7-4) vs. Yaotzin Meza (19-8)
UFC on Fox 8 Start Times:
Prelims on Facebook: 4:05 p.m. ET / 1:05 p.m. PT
Prelims on FX: 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT
Main Card on Fox: 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT
UFC 163: Aldo vs. Jung
Date: August 3, 2013
Venue: HSBC Arena
Location: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Main Bouts (on Pay-Per-View):
-Jose Aldo (22-1) vs. Chan Sung Jung (13-3)
-Lyoto Machida (19-3) vs. Phil Davis (11-1)
-Cezar Ferreira (5-2) vs. Thiago â€œMarretaâ€ Santos (8-1)
-Thales Leites (20-4) vs. Tom Watson (16-5)
-John Lineker (21-6) vs. Jose Maria Tome (33-3)
Preliminary Bouts (on FX):
-Vinny Magalhaes (10-6-1) vs. Anthony Perosh (13-7)
-Amanda Nunes (7-3) vs. Sheila Gaff (10-5)
-Sergio Moraes (7-2) vs. Neil Magny (8-1)
-Ian McCall (11-4-1) vs. Iliarde Santos (27-1-1)
Preliminary Bouts (on Facebook):
-Rani Yahya (18-7) vs. Josh Clopton (16-1-1)
-Ednaldo Oliveira (13-1-1) vs. Francimar Barroso (15-3)
-Viscardi Andrade (13-5) vs. Bristol Marunde (12-8)
UFC 163 Start Times:
Preliminary Bouts on Facebook: 6:35 p.m. ET / 3:35 p.m. PT
Preliminary Bouts on TBA: 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT
Main Card on Pay-Per-View: 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT
Single To Win: Tom Watson @ 2.00 Thales Leites v Tom Watson
Accumulator (5) To Win:
Cezar Ferreira @ 1.22 Cezar Ferreira v Thiago Santos
Jose Aldo @ 1.14 Jose Aldo v Chan Sung Jung
Lyoto Machida @ 1.28 Lyoto Machida v Phil Davis
Vinny Magalhaes @ 1.25 Anthony Perosh v Vinny Magalhaes
Rani Yahya @ 1.10 Josh Clopton v Rani Yahya
So those bet went well! :-(
Mr. Wonderful has such little power generation when striking in the fights I have watched him. IMO Machida won 2 rounds for sure and Davis "won" no rounds, but 29-28 Machida I could live with. A counterpuncher's style never gets the credit it deserves, as it can make for boring fights when the aggressor is not aggressive. That Aldo/Zombie fight was just getting good IMO as I thought I saw Aldo starting the beginning of gassing, and I thought that may have been the plan for Zombie to come on in the 4th and 5th rounds. So much for that. The Watson fight was a real fight. Damage damage damage.
I never really score the rounds and just look at the fights as a whole. I know who I feel wins the fight and who I'd rather be. But when the judging gets close, I can't really tell you who won which round. Spoils my enjoyment of watching the fight as a whole if I'm actually trying to judge it.
Not sure if I get influenced by the commentary or not. I'd like to think not, but then we all like to think we don't get influenced like that (see adverts etc). Although I do like to call bullshit of both Joe and Goldie when they come out with I don't agree with or didn't think happened. KenFlo is really crap for that!
I thought Machida won a close fight and that Aldo would have probably won all 5 rounds if the fight had continued.
Roll on the next one. Last couple have been a little off. Still spent 4 odd hours of my sunday morning on the sofa, drinking BPC and watching every fight, including the crappy Facebook ones. Good times.
MMA World Series of Fighting 4 next weekend. Nothing too interesting on the card, but might watch it.
Main Bouts (on NBC Sports Network):-Tyrone Spong (1-0) vs. Angel DeAnda (11-2)-Marlon Moraes (10-4) vs. Brandon Hempleman (9-1)-Ray Sefo (2-1) vs. Dave Huckaba (20-5)-Tyson Griffin (16-6) vs. JZ Cavalcante (17-7-1)-Nick Newell (9-0) vs. Keon Caldwell (9-1)