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    I am so pissed to be stuck at work and missing UFN & TUF 5. I don't wanna have to go home and download them. Stupid Spike isn't replaying either tonight.

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    MMA fans, make sure you don't look at Sherdog during the next few hours. For us on the West Coast I don't think the UFN card is live. I'm pretty sure at least. Anyways, if you don't want to be spoiled avoid Sherdog and other MMA sites.

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    Joe Daddy. What a stud.

    Catches Melvin Guillard while their standing, takes him down. Melvin tries to stand up, and Stevenson gets him in a guillitoine and ends it.

    Easy fight for Joe, put him in against the winner of Sherk-Franca.

    It was great to see Guillard's face after getting his ass handed to him.

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    Pretty good night of MMA last night. Joe Stevenson looked great. Guillard is a dangerous striker/fighter but you can tell he's still a little sloppy on the ground, especially on the bottom. Stevenson sunk in the choke and Guillard was done. I think Stevenson is ready for a title shot at Sherk/Franca. Maybe even have him compete in the LW Grand Prix that Pride has scheduled for this year. That would be a great test for him.

    Kenny Florian also impressed. I had no idea who he was fighting but Ken Flo's strikes, especially his leg kicks were devestating. He looked like he was in good shape and is primed to work his way back up the latter. I think a Guillard-Florian fight would be really exciting.

    Finally, TUF 5 looks great. I respect Pulver as a fighter but for whatever reason he annoys me. Maybe its the way he talks, but he just gets under my skin. Anyways, I thought it was hilarious that Penn had all the fighters raise their hands during the picking. The look on Dana's face during the whole process was pretty hilarious.

    Anyways, looks like there's potential for a lot of drama, with Rudiger's weight problems and breakdown. Hill, Miller, and Diaz seem like the cocky loudmouths of the bunch and they are all on one team.

    The fight was a clear mismatch, the guy fighting for Penn's team was some 30 year old who owns a restaurant... That guy had no chance, his striking was awful and even though he scored a takedown he couldn't do anything and got caught in a triangle. Looking forward to next week though, looks like the **** hits the fan pretty quickly.

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    UFC 69

    Pretty excited about this card. I'll breakdown and predict the fights I'm most interested in.

    GSP Vs. Serra


    Pretty clear mismatch here. GSP is bigger, stronger, and he has more tools in his tool box. The only edge Serra has is BJJ, but GSP has great take down defense and pretty good BJJ in his own right. I think GSP will approach this fight like the Sean Sherk fight. He'll touch up Serra on the outside, and then mix it up and take Serra down and pound him out. I think GSP takes this one pretty easy. I'll say KO in round one.

    Sanchez Vs. Koscheck

    This is a really intriguing fight. Both guys have improved a lot since TUF 1. Sanchez looked great in his fight against Joe Riggs and Koscheck has been steadily improving. This is a tough fight to call, I think Sanchez will try and keep the fight standing at first because he thinks Koscheck doesn't have much skill standing up. But Koscheck has been training with a good camp(AKA) and I think his striking is decent-good at this point. But Koscheck's bread and butter his still his wrestling, for my money he's probably the best wrestler pound for pound in MMA. What makes this fight more interesting is the trash talking war that's been going on between these 2. Seems like they reallly don't like each other. I'm not a big Diego fan, but I think he takes this one. Sanchez has a huge gas tank and a great fighiting spirit. I think he breaks Koscheck's will in round 2, pounds him out a bit and gets a submission. That being said, Koscheck is a pretty good value bet.

    Yushin Okami Vs. Mike Swick

    Another interesting fight. Mike Swick has been on a roll lately and he needs to win this fight to prove he's worthy of a title shot. Yushin Okami has burst onto the scene, and while most of his fights haven't been shown he has been very impressive. From what I've seen, he has a devestating ground and pound and I think he takes this one. Swick has never impressed me for whatever reason. The Crow fight was his biggest win and Crow didn't seem like he was there. And even then, Swick wasn't all that impressive. I think Okami pounds out Swick in the first round.

    Heath Herring Vs. Brad Imes


    Really hoping they air this fight on TV. Herring looked awful and sloppy in his fight against Jake O'Brien. It was a bit of a tough matchup as O'Brien is a wrestler so he laid and prayed his way to victory. This match is going to be a slug fest though. Both guys like to stand and trade and it could end in spectacular fasion. I'll have to go with Herring by KO in the 2nd.

    Also on this card is Kendall Grove. He's fighting Alan Belcher. Don't really know much about Belcher, but he has an impressive record. Seems like it will be a good test for Grove, I like him a lot, hope he pulls it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASUcruz View Post
    Pretty good night of MMA last night. Joe Stevenson looked great. Guillard is a dangerous striker/fighter but you can tell he's still a little sloppy on the ground, especially on the bottom. Stevenson sunk in the choke and Guillard was done. I think Stevenson is ready for a title shot at Sherk/Franca. Maybe even have him compete in the LW Grand Prix that Pride has scheduled for this year. That would be a great test for him.
    Agreed, Joe Daddy looked great (for the entire 30 seconds...lol).

    Quote Originally Posted by ASUcruz View Post
    Kenny Florian also impressed. I had no idea who he was fighting but Ken Flo's strikes, especially his leg kicks were devestating. He looked like he was in good shape and is primed to work his way back up the latter. I think a Guillard-Florian fight would be really exciting.
    Ken Flo was fighting Dokonjonosuke Mishima (the same guy that Joe Daddy choked out in his last fight). That leg lock that Mishima got in the 3rd looked nasty though. I really thought Ken Flo would tap. But other than that, it was cetainly all Ken Flo and his DEVESTATING leg kicks.

    Justin McCully Vs. Antoni Hardonk was pretty boring. McCully sat back too much for a guy out of the Team Punishment camp. And Hardonk was given chance after chance for an armbar and just never really tried for it (except for the one at the end of the 1st of course). McCully was just leaving that arm out there and several times put it right in between Hardonk's legs and left it there for a second or two. But for whatever reason, Hardonk just wouldn't try it again. He looked pretty gassed after the 1st, and had pretty lackluster takedown defense. He looked to be getting something going in the 3rd with the knees, but McCully took him down and kept feeding him punches and elbows.

    Also a very nice ankle lock by Kurt Pellegrino on Nate Mohr.

    Just got up, haven't watched TUF 5 yet, so I stopped reading your comments ASU when I noticed you started talking about it...lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OvertimeHero View Post
    Agreed, Joe Daddy looked great (for the entire 30 seconds...lol).
    Yup, how do you think he'd do against Sherk? I'm a big Sherk fan as well and I think that's a tough matchup for Joe. But he's done nothing but impress. I figure it would be a good fight. I wonder if the UFC would want to have Sherk fight some of Pride's Lightweight guys first. They have a ton of talent at that division. Gomi, Melendez, and Ayoki would all make for great fights with the Muscle Shark.

    Just got up, haven't watched TUF 5 yet, so I stopped reading your comments ASU when I noticed you started talking about it...lol.
    Haha, hope I didn't spoil anything for you. Make sure you post up your thoughts in the thread. Be good to get some discussion going about the show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASUcruz View Post
    Yup, how do you think he'd do against Sherk? I'm a big Sherk fan as well and I think that's a tough matchup for Joe. But he's done nothing but impress. I figure it would be a good fight. I wonder if the UFC would want to have Sherk fight some of Pride's Lightweight guys first. They have a ton of talent at that division. Gomi, Melendez, and Ayoki would all make for great fights with the Muscle Shark.
    I agree that Joe's done nothing but impress, but I just think right now, he's too over-confient and I think Sherk is too good to get caught in one of Joe's submissions.

    Like I've noted before, I'm not very knowledgable on Pride fighters (though I believe there's a card on Sunday that I'll have to download and watch on Monday), but I've heard lots about Gomi and from what I hear, he would be a good one to bring in, fight with Joe Daddy and have the winner fight Sherk.

    Quote Originally Posted by ASUcruz View Post
    Haha, hope I didn't spoil anything for you. Make sure you post up your thoughts in the thread. Be good to get some discussion going about the show.
    No, you didn't spoil anything! Thought the first episode was good. I honestly thought Dana was gonna turn around and smack BJ for a second during the picks. And I don't know if Jens intentionally wore out all the guys, but I found that pretty funny. I didn't realize how much bad blood there actually is between Jens & BJ. It's almost at the Ortiz-Shamrock level. Can't wait for the finale when they fight.

    As for the match: Berube looked a little anxoius and Miller looked cool as a cucumber in there, hence the submission. Something seemed up with Miller after the fight though. He kinda had a look on his face like he was going to cry and then he ran out of the ring to the dressing room. Very strange.

    I must say that I found it odd that even though all Team Pulver seemed to realize that Ruediger was out of shape, that they let him off the hook. He's now got an extra couple of days to get in shape and lose some of that weight, and hopefully that doesn't turn out to be a big mistake by Pulver. I know if it was me, I would've made sure and picked him. Just for the fact that the amount of cutting he would've had to do (granted, Team Pulver didn't know how much over he was, they just had the hunch that he was over) would've destroyed him before he even stepped in the cage.

    Thoughts ASU?

    Next episode looks like it's going to be crazy. Joe Rogan kept saying during UFN that this season was nuts, and it certainly looks that way.
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    And as far as tomorrow night: GO GSP!!! I frickin love that guy. An absolute stud. One of the things I love about him is how honest he is (or at least seems). In the 2 Spike specials this week (countdown & all access) he said he wasn't going to take Serra lightly, and one can't help but believe him. The only way Serra gets out of the 1st round is if GSP does take him lightly. Yes, Serra has the better ju-jitsu, but GSP is still bigger and stronger and I truly hope that he holds onto that belt for quite a while. At this point, I don't even see Sanchez or Koscheck having a snowball's chance in hell of beating him. But maybe that's the Canadian pride in me talking.

    As for the rest: I think Sanchez in the late 2nd by TKO, Okami via decision & Hearing via KO in the mid 3rd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OvertimeHero View Post
    I agree that Joe's done nothing but impress, but I just think right now, he's too over-confient and I think Sherk is too good to get caught in one of Joe's submissions.

    Like I've noted before, I'm not very knowledgable on Pride fighters (though I believe there's a card on Sunday that I'll have to download and watch on Monday), but I've heard lots about Gomi and from what I hear, he would be a good one to bring in, fight with Joe Daddy and have the winner fight Sherk.

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    Interesting that you think Stevenson is over confident. I don't really get that sense at all. He seems to be one of the more humble guys in MMA. I mean after giving Melvin Guillard a clinic he could have easily talked a ton of trash on Melvin but instead took the high road. Really impressive. What maeks you think he's over-confident?

    Also, I think that if Gomi fights in the UFC he'll probably fight Sherk right away since he is Pride's LW champion(even though he's lost twice in non-title bouts). Or they'd feed him a can so the UFC fans get an idea of who he is before they throw him in with Sherk. I don't think they'd give him as tough a matchup as Joe Daddy.

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