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Posted 02 September 2009 - 10:56 PM

Anyone remember Tommy aka Green and white power ranger? Interesting article from SI on him.

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 12:10 AM

<-- started watching UFC back in the early 90s and stopped around '98. I then saw it on Spike and what not but I thought it had devolved into pro wrestling and I was annoyed by all the new rules but I never really gave it a chance until about two months ago and now I'm insanely addicted. I watch every UFC Unleashed / PPV event I can and I've even been getting into WEC.

Also, during that period when I thought UFC had devolved in to pro-wrestling I also that any of the guys back in the early days when there were no rules would easily beat these new guys that had to wear gloves and what not and only now do I realize how incredibly wrong I was. I don't think anyone back in the early days could handle the new breed of fighters. Even Gracie would have a tough time handling the stand up aspect.

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 12:28 AM

I don't think anyone back in the early days could handle the new breed of fighters. Even Gracie would have a tough time handling the stand up aspect.


Yeah, this is most definitely true. It's not to say that the fighters back then weren't as good, but hardly anybody cross-trained between disciplines. The whole concept of UFC in the first place was to see "which discipline was the best".

I've said many times that in my opinion Don Frye was the forefather of the modern MMA athlete because he was one of the first with a legitimate stand-up game who also had a wrestling background. As far as Gracie Jiu-Jitsu goes, it's been essentially exploited since the days of Royce. Guys are way too strong now to allow themselves to just be held in place. It's just the evolution of the sport.

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 12:32 AM

I had a cool experience today. I went to a giant Farm Show that takes place in the Midwest each year and was walking around when I saw a man in a company's booth that looked like Matt Hughes. Yeah sure enough it was, he was signing autographs and taking pictures with people, all for free. I am guessing he is sponsored by this company he was with today. But anyways, the line for autographs was really short and moved quick so I only had to wait in line for about 2 minutes. He asked what my name was and then I told him I am a huge MMA and UFC fan you know the usual ass-kissing you do when you meet someone as high-profile as him. He gave me an autographed poster and was super cool the whole time. This was the first fighter I've ever met so it was pretty cool experience, especially as how when I woke up this morning I had no idea I would meet Matt Hughes today.
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Posted 03 September 2009 - 12:48 AM

This was the first fighter I've ever met so it was pretty cool experience, especially as how when I woke up this morning I had no idea I would meet Matt Hughes today.


That's pretty cool. If I met Matt Hughes, I'd ask him "How come you're such a dick toward other fighters?" And then I'd run away, haha :)

I know Matt Young was saying he met Tito Ortiz AND Jenna Jameson last week at a WWE event. If I met Tito Ortiz, I'd ask him "Dude...can I bone your wife?" And then I'd run away. ;)

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 01:30 AM

If I met Matt Hughes I would ask if it really was him since him and his brother are twins.
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Posted 03 September 2009 - 03:40 AM

If I met Matt Hughes I would ask if it really was him since him and his brother are twins.


So, does that make the answer to my question...because he is Mark Hughes' evil twin?

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 03:48 AM

Zewone spewing shit. Why am I not surprised?
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Posted 03 September 2009 - 05:31 AM

I was checking out the UFC 103 undercard and had no clue who any of those fighters are.
http://www.ufc.com/i...htCard&eid=2277

I'm glad Spike TV will show part of the undercard with no commercials right before UFC 103 starts. It's probably a one time deal due to Mayweather vs Marquez happening at the same time. If they do this for more events, it will get more people to order the PPV at home instead of going to sports bars. From personal experience it's much better to chill at home and watch the event on the couch with cheap ass PBR and home cooked food lol.

The main card looks solid though. Rooting for Cro Cop to do a round 1 head kick KO.

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 07:15 PM

I was checking out the UFC 103 undercard and had no clue who any of those fighters are.
http://www.ufc.com/i...htCard&eid=2277


The main card looks solid though. Rooting for Cro Cop to do a round 1 head kick KO.


there are some solid guys on the undercard. vlad is a former #1 contender. exciting to see daley in the ufc.

while im a crocop fan and id like to see a return to glory, i think its a bad fight for him. dos santos is a badass. should be an exciting fight, thats one fight on the card id bet doesnt go to dec.
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Posted 03 September 2009 - 07:21 PM

Zewone spewing shit. Why am I not surprised?


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103 looks alright. My cousin is footing the bill so I'll definitely be catching it.

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 12:46 AM

http://www.cracked.com/blog/?p=9168

possibly the most enjoyable mma article ive ever read. the jo son portion had tears coming out of my eyes.
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Posted 04 September 2009 - 03:10 AM

http://www.cracked.com/blog/?p=9168

possibly the most enjoyable mma article ive ever read. the jo son portion had tears coming out of my eyes.


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Posted 04 September 2009 - 05:16 AM

Cro Cop FTW... Can't wait for 103 to watch him fight.

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 07:21 PM

Strikeforce: The Last Emperor vs The Grim. I'm glad this one got setup, should be a great fight and if Rogers improves his ground and takedown game he has a chance for a huge upset.

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 07:24 PM

Strikeforce: The Last Emperor vs The Grim. I'm glad this one got setup, should be a great fight and if Rogers improves his ground and takedown game he has a chance for a huge upset.


no he doesn't, lol.

#1517 evildeadjedi

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 07:37 PM

So, does that make the answer to my question...because he is Mark Hughes' evil twin?


I guess it certainly could. :lol:

Rogers has "punchers" chance against Fedor that's about all. I can't wait to see how Fedor handles a cage.

Seriously hope the reason Dana was absent from the press conference was working a deal for a TV contract. Imagine ESPN carrying MMA?!?
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#1518 Kuroi Kaze

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 07:50 PM

i've run into a bunch of fighters in vegas. they were all pretty nice, even chuck (who gets mobbed like crazy). i helped ben rothwell troll brad imes once, ben wanted me to run up to imes (who's a huge guy) and ask him for a picture. when imes agreed, i was to hand him my camera and go post next to rothwell so he could take a pic of us. imes is just too nice of a country boy i guess and didn't even realize he was getting pranked. he took the picture without complaint, and didn't assume i should have any clue who he was. fun times.

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 08:01 PM

The only fighter I've ever met was Mark Coleman. I was watching the UFC event where Chuck lost the title to Jackson at a bar in Columbus and out of nowhere, here comes Coleman sitting next to me.

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 08:17 PM

The only fighter I've ever met was Mark Coleman. I was watching the UFC event where Chuck lost the title to Jackson at a bar in Columbus and out of nowhere, here comes Coleman sitting next to me.

Awesome!
The Hammer just appears in places around Columbus I saw him at Eddie George's Grill once.
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#1521 Kuroi Kaze

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 08:24 PM

No. I have trained in BJJ for just over 10 years now. That's great that you're 30 years old though, man. Congrats. :applause:


Y'know this is a pretty bold claim.
I'll investigate it a bit with google.

http://www.myspace.com/zewone

http://c1.ac-images....e3154392fe0.jpg

From what I can tell this is you. Artwork, interests in fights, disrespect of Randy/Nog, and username are a match. Same also with fakepimpin' phrases like skippin bail/drinkin' ale, whatever.

Now if you live Fresno, CA then you most likely would have had to spent 10 years training here:

http://www.rgjjoffresno.com/

with this guy:

http://www.sherdog.c.../Tosh-Cook-2592

Who hasn't even been doing BJJ that long from what I can tell.

What belt are you anyway?
I tried to call the gym and ask about you but there's no daytime answering I guess.

Also since you're 24 that means you started combat sports at the young age of 14. I've never seen anyone in any of the 3 MMA gyms I've trained at under 18, unless their parent brought them along.

I don't normally go out of my way like this, but I dislike people that make false claims.

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#1522 Droogs

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 09:01 PM

I don't know what to say...just wow.

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 09:50 PM

Hahahahahaa

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 09:56 PM

Just to clarify. I went to a BJJ school in Clovis, CA as a kid. Since then I've trained in Modesto, CA. I also trained out of Fresno State college. I'm not some sort of pro. I do it now with my friends and family who also have an interest in BJJ. All amateur. I never claimed to be training out of a gym.

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 12:54 AM

Strikeforce: The Last Emperor vs The Grim. I'm glad this one got setup, should be a great fight and if Rogers improves his ground and takedown game he has a chance for a huge upset.


no he doesn't, lol.


People said the same thing before the Mike Tyson vs Buster Douglas fight; then again I didn't think nor do I hope that anyone in Rogers family is passing away before the fight (thats what happened to Douglas).

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 12:56 AM

Y'know this is a pretty bold claim.
I'll investigate it a bit with google.

http://www.myspace.com/zewone

http://c1.ac-images....e3154392fe0.jpg

From what I can tell this is you. Artwork, interests in fights, disrespect of Randy/Nog, and username are a match. Same also with fakepimpin' phrases like skippin bail/drinkin' ale, whatever.

Now if you live Fresno, CA then you most likely would have had to spent 10 years training here:

http://www.rgjjoffresno.com/

with this guy:

http://www.sherdog.c.../Tosh-Cook-2592

Who hasn't even been doing BJJ that long from what I can tell.

What belt are you anyway?
I tried to call the gym and ask about you but there's no daytime answering I guess.

Also since you're 24 that means you started combat sports at the young age of 14. I've never seen anyone in any of the 3 MMA gyms I've trained at under 18, unless their parent brought them along.

I don't normally go out of my way like this, but I dislike people that make false claims.


Pardon me, but, AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 01:35 AM

HAHAHAHA. What were you going to ask if they answered? Hey is zewone there? Or would you go all out with somthing like "Some dude is trying to one up me on a video game message board so I want to confirm if he trains there. His name is uh... zewone.

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 01:58 AM

I tried to call the gym and ask about you but there's no daytime answering I guess.


I'm not getting involved in what you are talking about but to answer DT778's question, one could call inquiring if he trains and what belt he is as he has applied for a personal security job and want to verify his credentials and skills; but yes you'd need a full-name.

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 02:47 AM

Mike Swick suffered a concussion during training and is out of 103. He will be replaced by Paul Daley. Lame.

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 03:02 AM

Mike Swick suffered a concussion during training and is out of 103. He will be replaced by Paul Daley. Lame.

http://www.sherdog.c...placement-19497


Ahh, god dammit! I was really looking forward to that fight too. He would have destroyed Kampmann. What the hell is up with TUF1 guys lately? They're dropping like flies.