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Old 01-25-2009, 06:59 AM
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Some things that really solidified my prior opinions are...

1. Matt Lindland is not a top 185lb fighter.
In his last 2 fights a guy who was 8 - 3 took him to decision, and made him look bad, and a guy who hasn't been around for a while and isn't ranked KOed the life out of him.

I am sorry Lindland fans, but he just isn't that good, he has never really beaten anybody.


2. Josh Barnett is not a top 5 HW.
He hasn't beaten a top 10 HW in over 2 years, a mostly unknown fighter neutralized his ground game for almost 3 rounds tonight. He looks out of shape, and not very dangerous. Yet for some reason people rank him top 3 or 4 constantly.

3. Fedor is unbeatable right now.
I don't see any other threats at HW right now, and don't say Brock Lesnar.

4. Although Crazy, Sobral is an animal.

5. KIRIL SIDELNIKOV is the new Cabbage, wtf is with this guys chin?
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Old 01-25-2009, 04:55 PM
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Some things that really solidified my prior opinions are...

1. Matt Lindland is not a top 185lb fighter.
In his last 2 fights a guy who was 8 - 3 took him to decision, and made him look bad, and a guy who hasn't been around for a while and isn't ranked KOed the life out of him.

I am sorry Lindland fans, but he just isn't that good, he has never really beaten anybody.


2. Josh Barnett is not a top 5 HW.
He hasn't beaten a top 10 HW in over 2 years, a mostly unknown fighter neutralized his ground game for almost 3 rounds tonight. He looks out of shape, and not very dangerous. Yet for some reason people rank him top 3 or 4 constantly.

3. Fedor is unbeatable right now.
I don't see any other threats at HW right now, and don't say Brock Lesnar.

4. Although Crazy, Sobral is an animal.

5. KIRIL SIDELNIKOV is the new Cabbage, wtf is with this guys chin?
6. Tito has no business commentating or interviewing fighters in the ring. Ex: "a beautiful Su-Flay". arrrgh!

7. Chuck Zito and Wolfman Jack are idiots. That backstage crap was like watching two monkeys perform open heart surgery.

8. It's much better without the live music!

9. McArthy is the best ref in MMA! finally someone restarted the ground action in the middle of the ring!

10. I like the cage better

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Old 01-25-2009, 10:11 PM
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6. Tito has no business commentating or interviewing fighters in the ring. Ex: "a beautiful Su-Flay". arrrgh!

7. Chuck Zito and Wolfman Jack are idiots. That backstage crap was like watching two monkeys perform open heart surgery.

8. It's much better without the live music!

9. McArthy is the best ref in MMA! finally someone restarted the ground action in the middle of the ring!

10. I like the cage better

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LMAO
on bloodyelbow.com they listed one of their favorite fights of the night as
Tito Ortiz vs. speaking English
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Old 01-25-2009, 11:37 PM
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I really dislike Sobral...but that choke was like...SO kewl
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Old 01-26-2009, 04:31 PM
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I really dislike Sobral...but that choke was like...SO kewl

it was a perfectly executed Brabo/D'Arce choke, and NOT an anacoda choke the commentators called it. There is a fair difference between the way they work
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Old 01-26-2009, 04:33 PM
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I also think that AA has what it takes to beat Fedor. He was winning the stand up right before his attemp at the showboating flying knee.

Think AA has the ability to surprise Fedor in a rematch providing that he can stick to the quick boxing and stay away from the spectacular
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LMAO
on bloodyelbow.com they listed one of their favorite fights of the night as
Tito Ortiz vs. speaking English
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Old 01-26-2009, 11:39 AM
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I really liked the Affliction promotion. Just wish they used a cage instead of that incredibly large, rectangular ring.
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Old 01-26-2009, 01:22 PM
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I really liked the Affliction promotion. Just wish they used a cage instead of that incredibly large, rectangular ring.

I really have to disagree with your production sentiments. I thought they made Affliction look very amateurish and actually made the UFC look very polished and professional.

What in the world were they thinking having Chuck Zito hold a mike and talking? He was the only guy worse than Tito who could barely make a sentence. I thought it was brutal.
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Old 01-26-2009, 11:48 AM
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I would love to see Arlovsky and Fedor fight again.....that much I know.

Later.
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