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Didn't I see DeMarquis in somebody's corner last night? Can't remember who, but he walked in with one of the fighters. The other thing I noticed was that it appeared that Matt Serra actually had a girl in his "posse" that walked in with him... Nothing wrong with that, of course. Just kind of unusual. Don't know if that's a coach/trainer of his, or what, but she definitely looked to be part of his group/corner.

DeMarquis is a part of The Hit Squad, Matt Hughes camp. Matt Hughes left Pat Militich's a few years ago. Not sure who the girl was that walked out with Serra, although he trains with his brother, Nick Serra who is a Gracie Blackbelt as well and the co-founder of Serra Jitsu in New York.

 

I've rolled with a guy that trained at Serra Jitsu for a while, and those guys are awesome.

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Watching the Dream fights on HDNet tonight, including the "Super Hulk" tournament... that's some crazy chit! Bob Sapp gets submitted by a guy that weighs 150 lbs. less than he does, then Jose Canseco gets chased around the ring by a 7'2" 335 lb. Chinese giant! :wacko:

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Watching the Dream fights on HDNet tonight, including the "Super Hulk" tournament... that's some crazy chit! Bob Sapp gets submitted by a guy that weighs 150 lbs. less than he does, then Jose Canseco gets chased around the ring by a 7'2" 335 lb. Chinese giant! :wacko:

As scary as Bob Sapp looks, he's an absolute puss in the ring. I've seen that guy cry in the ring... On multiple occasions.

Canseco had a good game plan for the ability that he has... Throw a few haymakers, hopefully get lucky and land one of them, and run like hell... :D

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So with Rampage doing TUF again and taking on Evans at the end of the season, who gets first crack at the new LHW champ? Shogun?

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So with Rampage doing TUF again and taking on Evans at the end of the season, who gets first crack at the new LHW champ? Shogun?

Yep. Machida Vs Shogun is supposed to be agreed on by both parties, just waiting for them to actually sign there names to the contract.

 

I think it says a ton about Machida when Rampage Jackson flat out turns down a shot at him and his belt, and would rather do another TUF season. I don't blame him for ducking Machida. I would too.

 

As far as TUF 10 goes, the massive news on that is that Kimbo Slice is confirmed to be one of the fighters living in the house. This will without a doubt be the biggest season ratings wise ever for TUF/Spike.

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Yep. Machida Vs Shogun is supposed to be agreed on by both parties, just waiting for them to actually sign there names to the contract.

 

I think it says a ton about Machida when Rampage Jackson flat out turns down a shot at him and his belt, and would rather do another TUF season. I don't blame him for ducking Machida. I would too.

 

As far as TUF 10 goes, the massive news on that is that Kimbo Slice is confirmed to be one of the fighters living in the house. This will without a doubt be the biggest season ratings wise ever for TUF/Spike.

Shogun should get destroyed, no?

 

Sportsbook already has odds on whether Kimbo makes the final... and the money appears to be coming in heavily against him making it that far. :wacko:

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Shogun should get destroyed, no?

 

Sportsbook already has odds on whether Kimbo makes the final... and the money appears to be coming in heavily against him making it that far. :wacko:

It depends on what Shogun shows up. Rua has the capability to beat Machida if he's in his Pride FC form. If he comes in at anything less than that then yeah, he'll get worked. Shogun is the one guy who stands between Machida and an extremely long run with the title.

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The next two UFC Pay-Per view cards look pretty solid. The August one is in Philly, so, I went to look at ticket prices and was blown away. Cheapest floor seats were $200 and even the nosebleeds were $50. Has anyone ever attended one at Wachovia and sat in the nosebleeds ? Is it even worth going ?

 

It is great seeing more and more NCAA wrestlers moving on to MMA. Cain Velasquez just had an impressive win over Kongo. He was a two time All-American at Arizona State. Johnny Hendricks was a two-time national champion for Oklahoma State. He is 5-0 and on the card for UFC101. Jake Rosholt, who was a three time national champion, also at Oklahoma State and he it 5-1 with a spot on the UFC102 card. It is nice to see an outlet other than coaching for these guys to make some money from their talent.

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The next two UFC Pay-Per view cards look pretty solid. The August one is in Philly, so, I went to look at ticket prices and was blown away. Cheapest floor seats were $200 and even the nosebleeds were $50. Has anyone ever attended one at Wachovia and sat in the nosebleeds ? Is it even worth going ?

 

It is great seeing more and more NCAA wrestlers moving on to MMA. Cain Velasquez just had an impressive win over Kongo. He was a two time All-American at Arizona State. Johnny Hendricks was a two-time national champion for Oklahoma State. He is 5-0 and on the card for UFC101. Jake Rosholt, who was a three time national champion, also at Oklahoma State and he it 5-1 with a spot on the UFC102 card. It is nice to see an outlet other than coaching for these guys to make some money from their talent.

UFC 100 looks to be the biggest card from top to bottom ever. I'm ecstatic about the card. As far as prices for tickets, yeah, they're expensive. I almost drop $600 on a single seat to see Penn Vs Sherk. I didn't although I wish I would have. Then again, Penn is my favorite fighter...

 

As far as NCAA wrestlers in MMA, I tend to always go against them. I'm a BJJ guy, so that's probably why. Wrestlers tend to be the guys that fall into the lay and pray catagory which drives me insane. Matt Hughes against Matt Serra was a perfect example. There are some wrestlers that I do really like, mainly Dan Henderson because the damage he did in PRIDE and Josh Koshchek, because that guy will fight anyone, anywhere on short notice. He's also developed his stand up nicely. Chuck Liddell and Rashad Evans are both great wrestlers that have developed there standup to the point where they only use wrestling to stay on there feet...

 

Menudo, did you wrestle in high school or higher? I've seen you talk about them a few times.

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Menudo, did you wrestle in high school or higher? I've seen you talk about them a few times.

:wacko:Yes he did

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UFC 100 looks to be the biggest card from top to bottom ever. I'm ecstatic about the card. As far as prices for tickets, yeah, they're expensive. I almost drop $600 on a single seat to see Penn Vs Sherk. I didn't although I wish I would have. Then again, Penn is my favorite fighter...

 

As far as NCAA wrestlers in MMA, I tend to always go against them. I'm a BJJ guy, so that's probably why. Wrestlers tend to be the guys that fall into the lay and pray catagory which drives me insane. Matt Hughes against Matt Serra was a perfect example. There are some wrestlers that I do really like, mainly Dan Henderson because the damage he did in PRIDE and Josh Koshchek, because that guy will fight anyone, anywhere on short notice. He's also developed his stand up nicely. Chuck Liddell and Rashad Evans are both great wrestlers that have developed there standup to the point where they only use wrestling to stay on there feet...

 

Menudo, did you wrestle in high school or higher? I've seen you talk about them a few times.

 

Yeah, I wrestled all my life. In Pennsylvania, wrestling is a big sport, considered the best state for high school wrestling in the country. There is actually a best Seniors in PA vs. best of the rest of the Country match every year called the Dapper Dan. I was all-state as a Senior, but, didn't place in the state tourney. I had an opportunity to walk-on at Pitt, but, thy weren't able to offer any money, and I was burned out, so, I went to play D3 football instead.

 

After college, I started following high school and college wrestling again, and I do a lot of writing and rankings on the internet for PA wrestling (though much less since my son was born). I love the sport, which is why I do tend to root for the wrestles in MMA. I do get what you are saying though, as they can make a match boring at times. I agree that the Hughes - Serra match was a borefest. Serra is over-rated and Hughes' best days are way behind him. The successful wrestlers, as you said, do learn to get a stand-up game going before the become elite. I watched Jake Rosholt fight some kickboxer in WEC the other night, and at this point, he has no stand-up game. He was getting killed. Of course, he won the fight though because he eventually got on the ground and his wrestling and ground and pound were phenomenal. In the UFC against the seasoned fighters though, he might not ever get to the point of getting to the mat if his stand-up fighting skills don't improve.

 

I'm DEFINITELY watching the next two PPV cards, just not sure where, as they are both looking to be entertaining.

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Yeah, I wrestled all my life. In Pennsylvania, wrestling is a big sport, considered the best state for high school wrestling in the country. There is actually a best Seniors in PA vs. best of the rest of the Country match every year called the Dapper Dan. I was all-state as a Senior, but, didn't place in the state tourney. I had an opportunity to walk-on at Pitt, but, thy weren't able to offer any money, and I was burned out, so, I went to play D3 football instead.

 

After college, I started following high school and college wrestling again, and I do a lot of writing and rankings on the internet for PA wrestling (though much less since my son was born). I love the sport, which is why I do tend to root for the wrestles in MMA. I do get what you are saying though, as they can make a match boring at times. I agree that the Hughes - Serra match was a borefest. Serra is over-rated and Hughes' best days are way behind him. The successful wrestlers, as you said, do learn to get a stand-up game going before the become elite. I watched Jake Rosholt fight some kickboxer in WEC the other night, and at this point, he has no stand-up game. He was getting killed. Of course, he won the fight though because he eventually got on the ground and his wrestling and ground and pound were phenomenal. In the UFC against the seasoned fighters though, he might not ever get to the point of getting to the mat if his stand-up fighting skills don't improve.

 

I'm DEFINITELY watching the next two PPV cards, just not sure where, as they are both looking to be entertaining.

The guy who trains me grew up in PA and wrestled his entire life as well. Pretty scary what a guy who has wrestled and been in BJJ for well over half his life can do. He's a professional fighter on the regional circut right now, but has started to draw the attention of some bigger orgs, which would be great.

 

As far as the cards, don't forget that this weekend on Spike is the Ultimate Fighter finale. Affliction: Trinity looks to be amazing as well. Fedor V. Barnett could be a war.

 

And if you get a chance, check out Joe Warren. He's turning some heads in Dream and winning fights that he's not supposed to. He's a wrestler that is flat out nasty.

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Menudo, did you wrestle in high school or higher? I've seen you talk about them a few times.

 

 

Try wrestling a cheeseburger away from Menudo and you'll see

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Mir was seconds away from a knock out from Lesnar. Dude survived some of the biggest blows Ive ever seen a human handle. Brocks inexperience is the only reason he lost that fight. Mir was dominated every second of that fight but the final 6 seconds when his leg got caught.

 

Im looking forward to seeing Lesnar finish the job this time, and early.

 

 

Rashad Evans made a name for himself for catching Chuck, but he was invisible that fight except for that shot. Chuck didnt respect him at all, and it cost him. But lets revisit chucks last few fights, getting knocked out has become the norm. SO punking Evans isnt the end all be all.

 

 

Im very interested seeing Shogun vs Machida. That could be a instant classic.

 

BTW, my favorite fight recently was watching GSP make Penn his b i t c h. Penn is a good lil fighter, but GSP has punked him not once, but twice, and was robbed a unanimous decision the first time, so Im glad he proved Penn wasnt in his class the 2nd time. .

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Try wrestling a cheeseburger away from Menudo and you'll see

 

:wacko:

 

So, a fat guy gets a bit skinnier and immediately start sending out fat jokes. How soon they forget.......

 

You are now a rabid anti-fatdite bass-turd !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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after last night's UF - a few things:

 

I hope Henderson pummels Bisbing, I love how the mellow Hendo called him a Megan Foxbag -

 

I hope DeMarquis rolls as well- I love how he just says whatever he feels like and he is entertaining as hell

 

Kimo Leopoldo was our heavyweight wrestler in high school when I was a soph. - dude was super cool, helluva linebacker and probably missed the boat on cashing big in the UFC- timing-wise

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Mir was seconds away from a knock out from Lesnar. Dude survived some of the biggest blows Ive ever seen a human handle. Brocks inexperience is the only reason he lost that fight. Mir was dominated every second of that fight but the final 6 seconds when his leg got caught.

 

Im looking forward to seeing Lesnar finish the job this time, and early.

 

 

Rashad Evans made a name for himself for catching Chuck, but he was invisible that fight except for that shot. Chuck didnt respect him at all, and it cost him. But lets revisit chucks last few fights, getting knocked out has become the norm. SO punking Evans isnt the end all be all.

 

 

Im very interested seeing Shogun vs Machida. That could be a instant classic.

 

BTW, my favorite fight recently was watching GSP make Penn his b i t c h. Penn is a good lil fighter, but GSP has punked him not once, but twice, and was robbed a unanimous decision the first time, so Im glad he proved Penn wasnt in his class the 2nd time. .

 

Lets not start talking that Lesnar has heavy hands... He couldn't finish Herring, and couldn't finish Mir. Not saying he can't do it, but he has to prove himself a little more than beating up a very rusty and 45 year old Couture, the best punching bad ever in Herring and Min Soon Kim who has won one fight in three years.

Lesnar represents all that is wrong with new MMA, and I hope Mir catches him again.

As far as your poor attempts at angering me as far as the GSP/Penn thing goes, it has nothing to do with being Penn not being in his class, it has to do with both of them being equally talented, and one being 20 pounds bigger/stronger. The same thing would happen to GSP if he fought Anderson Silva, which would happen to Silva if he fought Machida which would happen to Machida if he fought Miir. And you're out of your mind if you think GSP Penn 1 should have been unanimous. You yourself don't believe it, but you want to bait me into something, because you're a sad human being. Take your bait somewhere else.

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after last night's UF - a few things:

 

I hope Henderson pummels Bisbing, I love how the mellow Hendo called him a Megan Foxbag -

 

I hope DeMarquis rolls as well- I love how he just says whatever he feels like and he is entertaining as hell

 

Kimo Leopoldo was our heavyweight wrestler in high school when I was a soph. - dude was super cool, helluva linebacker and probably missed the boat on cashing big in the UFC- timing-wise

Bisping is another guy I can't stand. He showed a lack of class after the Hammil fight and has the arrogance of someone who's done a lot more than what he has. Hopefully Hendo is in his Pride form for this fight. Either way, I think Hendo controls the fight with his wrestling.

 

Kimo was pretty out there in the earlier days and had some interesting walk outs with Joe Son. Two of the weirdest guys in MMA history. On another note, Kimo was poppped a few months back for Meth. Hopefully he gets his life turned around.

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:wacko:

 

So, a fat guy gets a bit skinnier and immediately start sending out fat jokes. How soon they forget.......

 

You are now a rabid anti-fatdite bass-turd !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

:D I'll always be a part of the fraternity. Trust me.

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Bisping is another guy I can't stand. He showed a lack of class after the Hammil fight and has the arrogance of someone who's done a lot more than what he has. Hopefully Hendo is in his Pride form for this fight. Either way, I think Hendo controls the fight with his wrestling.

 

Kimo was pretty out there in the earlier days and had some interesting walk outs with Joe Son. Two of the weirdest guys in MMA history. On another note, Kimo was poppped a few months back for Meth. Hopefully he gets his life turned around.

 

yeah Kimo has had a rough go of it - he got mixed up in the mafia over in Hawaii after college and ran with a bad crowd, found Jesus and evidently fell off the wagon.

 

Dude was a phenomenal wrestler and played some LB at UW

 

Bisping annoys the chit outta me - I hope Hendo comes out ready to pound his ass

 

looking forward to tomorrows card, will be pulling for Guida and Joe bigtime- not a fan of Diego or Diaz

 

I like Winner and Johnson to get it down in UF finale

 

throw in a Chris Lytle fight and it should be an entertaining card!!

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looking forward to tomorrows card, will be pulling for Guida and Joe bigtime- not a fan of Diego or Diaz

 

I like Winner and Johnson to get it down in UF finale

 

throw in a Chris Lytle fight and it should be an entertaining card!!

:wacko: I'm going for Diego and Diaz. I'm pulling for Diago, as if he wins, he's on he's another step closer to being a contender. I don't want to see Penn Vs Stevenson again. Penn is my favorite, but I want him to fight elite guys. Guida has a ton of heart, but I don't think he'll ever be anything more than a gatekeeper in the UFC. Same for Joe Stevenson, and I love Nate for his subs. His brother Nick Diaz is one of my favorites as well.

As far as Lytle goes, the only thing that is for sure is that there will be fireworks.

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:wacko: I'm going for Diego and Diaz. I'm pulling for Diago, as if he wins, he's on he's another step closer to being a contender. I don't want to see Penn Vs Stevenson again. Penn is my favorite, but I want him to fight elite guys. Guida has a ton of heart, but I don't think he'll ever be anything more than a gatekeeper in the UFC. Same for Joe Stevenson, and I love Nate for his subs. His brother Nick Diaz is one of my favorites as well.

As far as Lytle goes, the only thing that is for sure is that there will be fireworks.

 

 

Diego is going to win, but the guy is a Megan Foxer and A#1 most unlikeable in the UFC IMO - and Diaz is a punk who I hope Joe daddy puts to sleep -

 

not too many fighters I don't like but those 2 are up there

 

and yeah, Lytle's fights are always entertaining....

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Diego is going to win, but the guy is a Megan Foxer and A#1 most unlikeable in the UFC IMO - and Diaz is a punk who I hope Joe daddy puts to sleep -

 

not too many fighters I don't like but those 2 are up there

 

and yeah, Lytle's fights are always entertaining....

Oh, I agree with you completely on Diego being a dbag, but he's got potential to be a threat at 155. I just want to see another elite 155er.

And the only way I see Stevenson winning is by decision. I don't see him subbing Diaz, and Nate is developing a game similar to Nick Diaz, although he's lightyears behind Nick in every phase. Nate also has nearly a half foot on Stevenson, which I think will come into play.

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