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Here is a link to my post with links to some of the fights from Pride 33.
I have to give Diaz credit, I hate the guy, think he's a poor loser who can't finish, but he destroyed Gomi, who had it coming. Especially since you have to beat Gomi twice to get the belt because Pride protects him
I'm also more than happy Hendo beat Silva, though it does ruin any hope, remote as it was, of a Liddell/Silva "SuperFight"
Noguiera getting jacked was a surprise as well, and I thought Overeem would win.
My dad absolutely HATES Overeem (and my dad is Dutch.. go figure!). He always gasses way too early and usually has boring fights.
And whatever happens to PRIDE, at least they went out with a great great show.
I am also kinda bummed that I will be gone this weekend, so I won't be able to see Coture/Sylvia. I hope Randy wins because Sylvia is another boring fighter. Sure he does just enough to win, but in my opinion, it is better to lose an exciting fight than win a boring one. Just ask Takayama.
Yea seeing Noguiera getting ktfo was surprising, especially since he was the guy that went toe to toe with Shogun in that war and never got stopped.
Wanderlei is a shot figther, I think it was actually the Arona fight that messed him up. Cro Cop just made things worse and now Hendo finished the job. The good thing for Chute Box is now Shogun will finally get his opportunity for the belt.
I'd love to see a Shogun-Chuck fight.
Should be some good fights tonight :) Even better since they went HD! woooot!
Randy may die...modo
he didn't win his last 3 hw fights
It's hard for me to see Randy winning tonight, altough I bet 98% of all MMA fans will be rooting for him. The UFC seems to have this tried and true formula for putting champions over the top with fans. They put the new young and rising star in with the old over the hill star who the fans still love or respect.
The young star wins and either is humble in victory or is a cartoon character and the fans love him either way. Examples of this are Tito and Ken, Royce and Hughes. Of course it has backfired before, Randy was supposed to lose to Tito and Chuck and he messed up the UFC's plans both times.
Will that happen again tonight? I don't think so, Randy moved down to LHW because the HWs were getting to big, now he comes back older and faces the biggest HW in the UFC. Randy says that he'll at the very least make Tim fight for the belt. I think that will hold true, Tim won't have an easy time in the ring and he'll fight his ass off because Randy will put a lot of pressure on him.
Here's a good read on Randy by the way.