Really looking forward to it. With all the upsets lately I'm worried it'll be a night were Couture and GSP both get demolished. Sure hope that's not the case.
That's pretty much how I see it happening as well. I've heard a lot of talk about Kos's wrestling game and seen a lot of people that think he's going to be a tough match up for GSP. I just don't see that happening. GSP took the Serra fight too easy so I'm certain he's going to come out ready to rumble tonight. If Gonzaga beats Couture, I'm going to be extremely disappointed. He's had trouble in the HW division in the past with good ground guys. I hope he can pull this one off.robbins said:I think GSP will dominate but I am concerned about Randy beating Gonzaga. I love Randy but Gonzaga is reallly good. This will be the true test for him though. Should be fun!
UTV2TiVo said:I kept noticing during the PPV that the mat had a really bloody spot on it from one of the preliminary fights. I thought they might show it later but they only showed one undercard match and that wasn't it.
Turns out that the bloody match was Renato 'Babalu' Sobral vs. David Heath. I wish they would have shown it, not because of the blood but, because it had a very controversial ending. Heath tapped out and the ref stopped it but Babalu kept the choke hold on until Heath passed out.
Babalu should be fired from the UFC.
I want MMA to be considered a mainstream sport (as much as boxing anyway) and things like this don't help the image.
On a more positive note: Go Randy! Can you believe he's 44 years old? Awesome.
That's a pretty good point. BJ Penn admitted to holding longer on Pulver to teach him a lesson but there wasn't any sort of fine for his behavior. This needs to be stopped now. The UFC has been trying hard to legitimize MMA. I couldn't stand the UFC of old with no rules and no respect for these truly talented athletes.Billy66 said:...Sobral is a good one to make an example out of too because he has a name, but his talent has faded to the point where he's an undercard act now. He stands no chance to advance in the division with the likes of Rua, Henderson, Jackson, Liddel, and Silva.
Barnett definitely needs to fight in the UFC again and it looks like he's started calling Randy out so I'd imagine we'll see him in the UFC pretty quick. Hunt would have to drop some weight or he'd be too heavy for the UFC but he did fight under 265 in K1 before so I'm hoping we'll see him pretty soon. I also heard that there's some problem with Hunt fighting in the US due to a criminal record which is why he wasn't able to fight at the Pride event in the US. Not sure how reliable the info is though.Billy66 said:As for Randy, it's time to sign Josh Barnett, Mark Hunt and Fedor.
I wondered how Randy survived that high kick but apparently it's because his arm took the brunt of it! Randy is one tough hombre.Knives of Ice said:man, Gonzaga sure does kick hard...he broke randy's arm in the 3rd round with that kick randy blocked.
Yea, I agree. I was getting tired of Silvia - Arlovsky rematches. It's nice to have some great fighters filling out the division now and with Couture in the mix it's even better. Getting Fedor would be the icing on the cake.UTV2TiVo said:...Finally the UFC heavyweight division is exciting! Even more so if they can sign Fedor.
Definitely a great month of MMA. There's so many good fights coming up it's pretty exciting.Billy66 said:...This month will be good. UFC75 next weekend, then EliteXc on the 15th, the Ultimate Fight Night on the 19th and UFC76 on the 22nd. Not bad for an MMA fan.