Mayhem intervews BJ...watch at the 2:50ish mark for a good Sherk burn
^^ Starnes is usually has a better showing than that.. he's got good BJJ but didn't seem interested at all in going to the ground...
That Bj Penn interview was cool... I like when he joked about wanting GSP, cos that is the one fight I really wanna see again. (I thought he won the 1st fight anyway..).. (*waits for CC to retaliate*)
honestly man, it can be argued both ways, i can see how some people would score that fight for BJ...that first round was all his, and i think all GSP could do at that point was score TDs to try and win on points, which is what i personally think he did
irregardless the fight was too close for there not to be a second one
Ya, ive been slacking hard on this thread...i'll try to get this motherfucker rolling in full force again :D
Rich Franklin was offered to fight Dan Hendorson as a main event for ufc 85, but he said no because his previous training camp had been too grueling...take that as you want. But Joe Silva has stated that this is most likely coming up fight, possibly a next one for both fightes regardless.
Aoki's quarterfinal has been moved a month down the road as of yesterday. He really did look in good form against JZ, although his post-fight was a little odd.
Lutter was released backstage after his loss to Franklin; I find this to be a bad and fairly hypocritical call. Lutter dominantly won TUF4 while mostly training alone from the semi on due to his team just hanging it up. He loses to two of the best Middleweights in the history of MMA (cardio aside, making a fairly strong showing in both), yet he's canned due mostly to heat-related dissatisfaction in regards to his fight with Silva.
Cote, Doerksen, Sinosic, and Kendall Grove all all still being paid to lose (Grove is headlining the next freaking UFN; he's turned into a bad joke while Herman has thrived), yet they're not near the chopping block as of late. The UFC has even given Cote license to compete away from the org while under contract, which is virtually unheard of in the era of iron marketing that dominates the company. Dana has too sporadic a temper and too much say in the overall scheme of things for my tastes.
Welcome back OBE.. u must have been busy lately huh?
Just a comment on Lutter... does he remind anyone of Toby from 'The Office'. (HR guy). I do feel for him losing his contract and all... but he keeps on blowing his big chances. Plus what can the UFC do with him? He cant really move up the Ladder any more.
I find it weird that Dana releases Cote to fight elsewhere... after the big auguements he's had with others trying to do the same...
Cheers for the info Eric
Some of those should be good fights to be sure, but the biggest fights in mma history that will make or break the sport, I don't think so. The Kimbo fight could make a big splash for CBS early if it is a good fight, but even if it is not I don't think it ruins the promotion or anything. Also, check the money Fedor and Sylvia are getting, that is nuts for a new promotion.