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MMA News – September 7, 2011

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Okay, so I don’t do the daily news anymore but I figured today would be a really fantastic day to do it.  I’m not going to go with the simple bullet and amusing comment format, but I’ll expound a bit on each topic.

BROCK!!  OVEREEM!!  MEGA BATTLE SMASH!!!!  This fight is going to be awesome.  Awesome.  Simply awesome.  I can’t wait to see these two massive individuals fight until one man is declared the winner and the other is sucked into the cosmos and turned into a planet.  Seriously, can you wait for this fight?

I’m going to be rooting for Brock here and it would be amazing if he pulled off the win, but I don’t know that he’ll be able to handle Overeem’s world class kickboxing.  I especially don’t know if he can avoid that for all of 25 minutes.  A win here by Lesnar and I think the online MMA community might collapse in on itself.  I would love that and I would be right there to watch the implosion in full force.

In other news, Nick Diaz is a total fuck up!  More specifically, he no-showed a couple of big time media appearances in Las Vegas for UFC 137 and has been pulled from the main event.  Carlos Condit will step in for the title shot against Georges St-Pierre while it looks like B.J. Penn will be left in a rematch with Jon Fitch.

First, I hate Nick Diaz.  I wasn’t a big fan of his until his wins over Noons, Cyborg, and Daley.  I took on the charge for Diaz after the Daley victory as I was very impressed with his performance.  Now he goes and shits on all of that by doing this.  Dana White is disappointed, it seems.  Not so much pissed off, though he’s always pissed off – he just seems to be disappointed since he likes Diaz.  Cesar Gracie seems more mad about this, saying that Nick Diaz has let a lot of people down.  Regardless of the circumstances, I say fuck Nick Diaz.

As for the new fight, Condit vs. GSP is pretty interesting.  I can see Condit pulling off a shocking TKO victory over St-Pierre, but St-Pierre has to be the favorite in almost any fight he takes.  I think this will be a very exciting contest as Condit will refuse to quit and should put on a great show with the lights on bright.  I’ll be sure to make a pick closer to the day of the event.

UFC 140 is shaping up, but notable amongst the new fights is a rematch between Frank Mir and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.  After his victory over Brendan Schaub, I will be a Minotauro fan for life, but it especially helps that he’s fighting Frank Mir here.  I’m not at all a Frank Mir fan and hope he gets knocked out badly.

We also have a clearer picture for the Heavyweight Title picture beyond Cain Velsaquez vs. Junior dos Santos.  The winner of that fight should take on the winner of Lesnar vs. Overeem.  From there, the winner of Nogueira vs. Mir could possibly get the loser of Velasquez vs. dos Santos for a title shot.  I don’t think we would see a Nogueira vs. dos Santos fight, so Shane Carwin is hanging around somewhere should he need to be inserted into a fight.  Also, Roy Nelson is fat.

Another interesting fight this fall is going to take place in Russia between Fedor Emelianenko and Jeff Monson.  I think there were a few good options for Fedor, including Gabriel Gonzaga and Pedro Rizzo, but I like the choice for Monson.  He’s a proven guy, but not too big of a challenge to stretch Fedor’s losing streak to four.

Oh, except I’m going to pick Jeff Monson.  As in the University of Illinois’ own Jeff Monson.  A win for Monson means reentry into the top 25, even if we’re talking about a guy who lost to Daniel Cormier.  Eventually, I hope that we see a Fedor vs. Chad Griggs fight where the “Grave Digger” solidifies his legend once and for all by defeating the “Last Emperor.”

In site news, I just got a brand new TV and PS3 in my room.  That has been eating up my time over the last few days, but I’m still working.  Be sure to follow me on Twitter, where I still provide regular updates on MMA and my Fight Night experiences.  I also type nice things to pretty fighters in the hopes that they will track me down for a date.  By the way, does anybody know if K.J. Noons is on Twitter?  What, those things aren’t related.  SHUT UP.

But some good news is this week, I should have a lot of new stuff up on the blog.  Bellator and Strikeforce previews are likely, while a PRIDE 3 write-up is in the works.  This is a shorter event and I’ve made quite a bit of progress thus far, so I’ll maybe be able to get this posted tomorrow.  So long as I can avoid being sucked into my PS3, I think I’ll be able to get all of this done.  Keep your fingers crossed!

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MMA News – July 22, 2011

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MMA News – July 19, 2011

July 19, 2011 2 comments

  • Chris Leben will fight Mark Munoz when UFC 138 takes place in the United Kingdom.  This would be a good fight on most cards, but the problem is that this is the main event for UFC 138 – perhaps one of the weakest main events for a numbered UFC card.  At least we know that there’s no way the UFC can charge people for a card with Mark Munoz in the main event.
  • In other UFC fight news, Tim Boetsch will fight Nick Ring at UFC 135, Nick Catone takes on Aaron Simpson at UFC 136, and Brad Pickett and Renan Barao join Leben/Munoz at UFC 138.  I really like the Barao/Pickett fight and it should be a nice main card contest – unless the UFC decides to fuck the bantamweights yet again by sticking them on the prelims.
  • Bloody Elbow has the details about ProElite’s August 27 return to MMA.  The event will take place immediately after UFC 134 on August 27 and will feature Andrei Arlovsi, Kendall Grove vs. Joe Riggs, and B.J. Penn’s brother.  I see no way that this card will be a complete disaster.
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MMA News – July 18, 2011

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  • I’m about to tell you something important and I need you all to promise not to freak out, okay?  DON’T FREAK OUT!!  So it looks like Alistair Overeem might be out of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix.  Overeem apparently isn’t happy with a proposed September date and is threatening to pull out of the tournament altogether.  Despite not having competed in an alternate bout, Daniel Cormier is the proposed replacement for Overeem.  How on earth can we expect Chad Griggs to become the top heavyweight in MMA if we don’t give him the spot in the tournament that he rightfully earned!?
  • Due to an injury to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Rich Franklin is off of the UFC 133 card.  If Rashad Evans was still without an opponent, the Franklin vs. Evans fight would have been a very fortunate solution to a big problem.  Unfortunately, now we’re down one big fight on this card.  Knowing I’ll be able to watch Dennis Hallman vs. Brian Ebersole is little consolation to me.
  • We’ve got some more fight announcements, though it seems that Zuffa dropped all of their big bombs last week.  Raphael Assuncao vs. Johnny Eduardo at UFC 134, James Te-Huna vs. Ricardo Romero at UFC 135, and Evangelista Santos vs. Jordan Mein at Strikeforce’s September 10 show.
  • Due to odd timing, I have yet to had a chance to discuss Shootor’s Legacy 3, the Shooto event which happened earlier today in Japan.  In a huge flyweight fight, top ranked 125 pounder Yasuhiro Urushitani knocked out fourth ranked Yuki Shojo.  Kuniyoshi Hironaka and Masakatsu Ueda are amongst the other winners, while it looks like we’ll see more great flyweight action at Shootor’s Legacy 4.  Former top ten fighter Ryuichi Miki, who dropped out of the rankings due to inactivity, will return to fight Haruo Ochi.  We’ll also see flyweights Shinichi Kojima and Masaaki Sugawara square off in a big contest between two little fighters.
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MMA News – July 15, 2011

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MMA News – July 14, 2011

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MMA News – July 13, 2011

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