Meh. Randleman is done in Pride in my eyes; he shouldn't be there, period. Leave the big leagues to those who deserve it, namely Wanderlei, Mirko, Fedor, Shogun, Hunt, etc.
Anyone really think Matt Hamill has a legitimate shot in the UFC? I know they've rocked the sympathy PR on him big time, but I feel he's an excellent fighter to boot. He wants to improve his standing and submissions to compliment his already well established wrestling; that drive for improvement alone gives him a future in my eyes.
Firstly i believe he has a shot at being a decent draw for the UFC as I'm sure heaps of TUF fans will pay to see him.Originally Posted by onebigeric
But I do not think he will be a major force though. He seems very strong but as you stated he seems a bit sloppy with his stand up. Not sure bout his BJJ.
Just my opinion
i dont think Matt will make it...honestly besides his wrestling i dont think hes learnt anything new, even with team punishment and being titos new boy toy, he still hasnt really improved his stand-up or subs that much...if he ever fights a real striker aka Michael Bisping, he'll get slaughtered and exposed
Originally Posted by CaptainCharisma
Dana's just telling Kurt what he wants to hear!!
How can he be that confident that kurt would knock him out? Where has he seen Kurt Box?
Puder probably did suck in the WWE ring... but they've got to atleast give him a fighters chance in the cage?!?! Saying he wouldn't last 40 seconds? Thats a bizare statement... what do u rekon CC and onebigeric?
I'm biased on the Angle/Puder issue just cause i am too much of an Angle fan. But you can't really disregard everything he's saying (the 40 second thing is sorta dumb) but Puder has been fighting cans, and he thinks wayyy to highly of himself. Angle's got alot of drive and alot of heart, but we'll never know what he can do unless he shows something to us regarding his mma abilities. But who knows, if Randy Couture can come back from the HW division when everyone said he was done and conquer the LHW division, whos to say Angle cant beat the shit out of Puder.
I concur. Puder seems to be shooting his mouth off, filled with the confidence that Kurt will never take him up on his empty words. The fact that he clearly had Angle in a keylock notwithstanding, I believe Kurt's a more complete athlete; note I didn't say fighter. Although Angle's claims of seeing his MMA training in TNA made me laugh though; see said skills in a scripted male soap opera, where your opponent has to sell all of your moves? Okay.....
That being said, I believe Dana was laying some serious lips to butt in order to try and have Kurt lock a deal in. Angle comparing himself to Ortiz is ridiculous Rulon Gardner made a foray into Pride, and he barely made a ripple. He's as much of an accomplished Olympic Athlete as Kurt, if not more so; so why Angle thinks so highly of himself in a sport he's never touched in any way, shape, or form is a little perplexing to me.
I think they're both a little out there concerning this whole situation. Puder is an mouthy little kid, and Kurt's having delusions of grandeur. Angle would own Daniel in wrestling, but as has been the case with Matt Hamil, excellent wrestling by itself is not enough. Puder's striking and submissions would likely be sharper than Kurt's, but again, he'd have a lot of weaknesses going in. I think it's empty posturing on the part of both of them. When their names are on their respective dotted lines, then I'll take this in a more serious light.
Great post obe..well said!
New topic time
Just wanted to get your opinions on Melvin Manhoef. Fights in Heroes but I believe he has potential to beat the best Pride and UFC have.. he lost his last fight by armbar but I believe this is just what he needed to improve his weakness. He fights in Middleweight and Lightheavy... thoughts
I'm really not overly aware of Manhoef; something I'll have to fix JS. Opinion will be forthcoming.
Cool to hear about Hughes' likely plans there CC. If he did just that, it'd be a stamp on an amazing career. Although I think he'd still fight; that and sponsors are his trade/income, and I can't see him totally leaving that behind.
No Shonie, but Jeremy"All my problems come from Women"Jackson? That moron will be there, but no Mr. International? I hope there's a good reason for that. I'd run official predictions, but I have to run. Maybe later tonight.
with the loss of the Michael Bisping match, i really dont wanna watch this card that much...besides the finals matches which i can watch later...my picks are Serra and Lutter, those will be your winners
as for Hughes, i personally dont think he'll get past GSP, but in either case he should fight BJ one last time before he hangs it up...that's just too much of a dream match to let go of...finally a rubber match in reccent history that i actually wanna see