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UFC 113: Who will win? May 8, 2010

Reminder:  UFC 113 today!  Check your local pay-per-view listings.  As usually, Hawaii, fights starts at 4-4:30pm.

Here is the official fight card:

Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida  vs  Mauricio “Shogun” Rua

6′ 1″ (185 cm)                                      6’1″ (185 cm)

205 (93 kg)                                          205 (93 kg)

16-0-0                                                   18-4-0

My prediction:  It is the year of the dragon!  Lyoto Machida all the way.  But honestly, I wouldn’t be that upset if Rua won either.  Both are really good fighters and both deserve a win.

Josh “Kos” Koscheck  vs  Paul “Semtex” Daley

5′ 10″ (178 cm)                    5’9″ (175 cm)

170 (77 kg)                           170 (77 kg)

16-4-0                                    23-8-2

My prediction:  Paul Daley.  I don’t like Koscheck because of his attitude, but he is a tough fighter.  Probably, Koscheck is the front runner to win this fight, but Daley has the potential to win.  If not, this won’t be the last time we will see Paul Daley….that I can guarantee.

Sam “Hands of Stone” Stout  vs.  Jeremy “Lil’ Heathen”  Stephens

5′ 9″ (175 cm)                                    5’9″ (175 cm)

155 (70 kg)                                        155 (70 kg)

16-5-1                                                 17-5-0

My prediction:  This is a tough one. I’m putting all my faith into Sam Stout.

Kimbo Slice  vs  Matt Mitrione

6′ 2″ (188 cm)    6’3″ (191 cm)

215 (98 kg)         265 (120 kg)

4-1-0                    1-0-0

My prediction:  Man, oh, man….this fight I’m more excited about than the Machida/Rua.  I’m going to give it to Kimbo Slice, because of more experience in the ring.  Don’t get me wrong, Meathead (Mitrione) totally impress me on the TUF.  He is a strong fighter, but Slice has more heart.  This fight could go either way, but for sure it won’t go all three round.  I think Meathead’s lack of ring experience might bite him in the ass in the big bad octagon.

Patrick “The Predator” Cote  vs.  Alan “The Talent” Belcher

5′ 11″ (180 cm)                                 6’2″ (188 cm)

185 (84 kg)                                       185 (84 kg)

14-5-0                                                14-5-0

My prediction:  Cote!  It’s very rare to have almost identical stats.  Even tho, Belcher has a longer reach, I feel the Cote is a much better fighter.  (I hope I don’t have to eat those words later on tonite.)

Be safe….good luck!  And I want to know what your predictions are going to be!


 

You like fight….I come to fight! May 3, 2010

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Undisputed 2010 video game Roll call…..check out all the UFC superstars in this game.  Which one is your favorite?

 

Brawlin’ at Strikeforce April 18, 2010

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What should’ve been a joyful moment for Jake Shields last night (04/17/2010) over his win against Dan Henderson.  Instead it turned into an embarrassing moment for Shields, Strikeforce, and the CBS network.

Jake Shields

After his winning against Dan Henderson, Shields was giving his post-fight interview LIVE on t.v., when Jason “Mayhem” Miller decided to interrupt him to ask for a rematch.

Jason “Mayhem” Miller

It is still up in the air if Mayhem was allowed to ask for a rematch or if he acted in his own cognizance.  Either way, shame on Strikeforce for letting this happen on NATIONAL LIVE TV!!!!!  Whatever Mayhem said made Shields made.  Shortly after a fight broke out between everybody on stage, which included Mayhem, Shields, and the Diaz Brothers.

Nick Diaz

Nate Diaz

As soon as the fight broke out, Strikeforce went into a commercial.   Shields made a statement about the brawl and although he apologizes for his reaction, but blamed his adrenaline for his reaction.  You must be wondering why were Nate and Nick Diaz doing inside the octagon..well, Shields trains with the Diaz brothers and often times you will see all of them together at each others fights.

A brawl in the octagon after a fight is very rare in the MMA scene.  I can’t remember a time where I saw a brawl during a UFC event.  And mainly because Dana White, owner and President of UFC, makes sure nothing like that happens.  And if that does….oh boy, you can kiss that six/seven figure contract good-bye.  Shame on Strikeforce for not having more control of the situation.  Great, you just have shown America that MMA is nothing, but a barbaric sport.  Shortly after the fight broke out, Dana White tweeted this on his twitter account.

If you can’t see that, its a happy face- : ).  There is a million words to that smiley face, but only Dana White can explain what that means.  To be honest, this smiley face could be unrelated to the Strikeforce Brawl, but I doubt it.

Here is a little insight what happened…..

Nick Diaz’s post interview after the Brawl.

Strikeforce Brawl

Only time will tell if CBS network will reprimand Strikeforce.  Or if Stikeforce will reprimand their fighters.  Maybe the bigger question is…will Jason “Mayhem” Miller get his rematch against Jake Shields?

 

ATL Falcons turning into MMA fighters

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This season was not a favorable one for the Atlanta Falcons.  They were once in the fore running to the playoffs, but they came a little short last season (9-7).  Instead of doing the same running drills or whatever they do during the off-season training….they have turned to MMA.

Randy Couture

Frank Trigg

Jay Glazer

Jay Glazer, a FOX Football reporter and a avid fixture in the MMA fighting world, teamed up with mega MMA superstars Frank Trigg and Randy Couture to create MMAthletics.  MMAthletics  is a group that helps Professional Athletes incorporate MMA training into their regiment.

Currently, the ATL Falcons are using MMAthletics.  In the program, the Falcons are doing some Muay Thai and wrestling to help with core muscle, hip development and hand eye coordination.  Another aspect the Falcons are learning is the mental discipline that MMA fighters has earned through their tough rigorous workouts.

I guess only time will tell if MMA workouts will benefit the Falcons.  To be honest, training for any Martial Arts will only teach you how to be tougher, faster, stronger (mentally and physically), and focused person.