look whos been training with Couture
GOOOOO COUTURE :linedrunk:
so i dont have enough time to give a detailed description like before but nonetheless here are my picks for UFC 74...
Aurelio over Guida
Mir over Hardonk
Heath over Sobral
Leities over Jensen
Cote over Grove
Pellegrino over Stevenson
St. Pierre over Koscheck
Crane over Huerta
Couture over Gonzaga
as everyone can see i have alot of underdog picks, thats just because there were good odds on those guys, id be fine getting every single one of those picks wrong so long as St. Pierre and Couture win
Apparently Fedor Emelianenko's management will be in Las Vegas/Los Angeles from the 27th - 31st, during which time they are hoping to finalize a contract signing with some organization. Right now the UFC has made him the most substantial offer, but they (as far as i have heard) have refused to let him compete in Combat Sambo (which he is the world champion for in Russia) Other orgs that have made him offers include IFL, Strikeforce, EXC, FEG (K-1 Heroes) In my opinion anything but the UFC is useless for Fedor in terms of competition, exposure, and money.
look whos coming back strong
"Bonjaski: Mirko has lost things of his stand up, but its normal after 6 years in MMA
For that we are here, to make it (his stand up) better again, like before
Yvel: Kongo is a realy strong guy. When i fought him, i thought that i am big and stong, but he is more. He is bigger and stronger than me, but these things dont win in a fight. So if 'Mirko is aggresive enough with good stamina, he wont get bigger problems with Kongo...."
you know your training hard when you don't have time to shave
some of my thoughts on UFC 74;
If there was any doubt in anyones mind, it's now gone; St. Pierre is a wrestler killer. That guys sprawl is fuckin insane. Koscheck ran through so hard with his followthrough on that TD in the 3rd i think, and GSP just fully blocked the entire thing. That and that Superman punch feint with the low kick at the end, that was a great showcase of his skills. It says something about the guy if he does the same combo like 5-7 times in a fight and the other guy still can't come close to blocking/avoiding it. My faith never wavered from GSP, but that guy does some crazy shit in the octagon again and again.
Then also Koscheck impressed me like hell. That single he got on St. Pierre at the end of the 1st was gold, he flipped St. Pierre inside out and manhandled him to get that TD. Then the block of the Kimura was great too (granted Koscheck was holding his shorts to help) but it was a crafty block nonetheless...serious props to the guy, 1-2 years and id love to see a rematch between the two of them.
Randy Couture is the second coming...period. That clinch game he showed was definatley a product of Wanderlei Silva, that and the fact that Randy tanked Gonzaga's high kicks (i counted 3) with ease, especially the one in the 3rd, Couture ate that and kept rushing him. That slam in the 1st was great too, great transition and power from Couture. Shame about the nose break on Gonzaga though, but i don't think he could have stopped Couture regardless, Couture had him beat up and tired pretty quickly. Also Couture avoided sooooo many strike from the outside, the guys head movement was a thing of beauty to watch, he'd move to avoid the strike and clinch up and go for a TD, or avoid and shoot...great to watch. He's a living legend, it can't be paraphrased any other way.
well i think that depends, if Fedor signs then he's getting a direct shot (to unify the belts) otherwise; maybe Arlovski, Vera/Sylvia seems kinda unlikely the more logical would be winner of Cro Cop/Nog (if Cro Cop will get past Kongo) but the Nog/Cro Cop fight is a whiles away still, as would be the wait for a Sylvia/Vera winner...i would guess the UFC is counting on Fedor to take the shot, or the only other guy i can see taking a shot in the next 3-4 months is Arlovski...id love to see that fight by the way
nogs first fight in the ufc was difficult to watch, as was crocops. I think right now, they're gonna give it to arlovski. He's won his last two fights, and the other main contenders are entangled in other matches at the moment. Ofcourse this might all change if fedor comes in and they have a unification bout as his first match.