Monday, November 16, 2009

Brock Lesnar very ill

Brock Lesnar is so sick, he'll be going to the Mayo Clinic so doctors can figure out what to do -- but it will probably require major surgery ... UFC Prez Dana White tells TMZ.

White tells us Lesnar -- the UFC heavyweight champ -- is "very, very sick" with some sort of intestinal disorder, although listening to White, it sounds a lot more serious than that. White says the condition will require "major surgery."

White is going to visit Lesnar in the hospital and is trying to get him transferred to the Mayo Clinic, one of the most renowned medical facilities in the world.

White says Lesnar -- formerly of the WWE -- was diagnosed with mono more than a week ago and was "bummed out" that he had to cancel the fight and went to Canada to rest. White says Lesnar collapsed in Canada a week ago today and has been hospitalized ever since.

White acknowledges the current condition is not mono but he will not be specific. White says the condition is not HIV or cancer.

And, White tells TMZ, "There's a possibility Lesnar will never fight again.

This was reported on TMZ today. Saying prayers for the big guy.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Henderson says it should be him or Nate not Belfort for the title

He also says UFC or no UFC, He plans to fight in February.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Machida error

I wasn't going to buy UFC 104. I thought it was kind of a lame card but, I bought it anyway. The card had some good fights blah blah blah then the main event.
I told everyone Shogun did not deserve this title shot. That Machida was going to murder him. Machida had never even lost a round before nobody could even hit him.
Shogun proved me wrong.
He went in with a solid strategy that picked Machida apart. His leg and body kicks slowly broke down Machida. At the end of five rounds Machida was beaten and bruised and Shogun looked as if he could go 5 more rounds.
I was SURE Shogun was the new champ.
When the judges gave the win to Machida myself and every other person in the entire MMA world was shocked.
But not Machida.
He acted as if he won the fight from the sound of the final bell.
It was a sad sad night for MMA.
Shogun worked his ass off and won that title. He was robbed and as long as Machida holds that belt the title is a complete joke.

ICF Fight Club brings the pain.

I live near Cincinnati OH. Earlier this year a local promotion Intimidation cage fighting ICF held a show at US Bank arena. The same venue the UFC held their event at when they came to town. I was there with Rich Franklin and met the promoter Steve Stanton. I was impressed with how well it was all done.
Stanton then went on to buy his own venue, a nightclub that he calls Fight Club. This is the nation's first MMA themed night spot.
Once a month Steve holds an ICF event at the club. When I heard about this and that it was in my home town I was stoked.
Friday night I attended my first ICF event at Fight Club. There were 10 fights on the card 3 pro bouts. I was impressed with the fights and the turnout.
The set up of the venue is kinda odd most the people had to stand. the VIP area is a very cramped balcony and the ringside seating was very limited. On the plus side there are Huge video screens and flat screen tvs everywhere you look. There is a bar close to you no matter where you are and there are a ton of hot girls. I'd really like to see more MMA memorabilia around the place. And perhaps a mini amateur card every weekend would keep people coming.
Overall the place rocks. I will be going back and if you are an MMA fan this is the place for you.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Fedor is coming

In case you missed it CBS has started hyping Fedor during football games.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Hendo needs a new agent.

He is not a 500k a fight bad mother fucka tho.
So Dan Henderson is trying to milk his KO of Bisping for all its worth. I can't blame the guy but, He is going about it all wrong.
First off Bisping beat his own self by walking into that right hand. Dan has not been able to drop anybody else he has fought in the UFC in such fashion.
Unless you want to count his bullshit eye poke of Rich Franklin. Dan should push for a short 2 fight contract with the UFC. Take the fight with Marquardt,win,get the title shot, and win,then ask for the big bucks.
But it seems Henderson lacks the confidence.
If he goes to Strikeforce just to earn more money it will be a sad way to go.
Dan Henderson Strikeforce champion lol. who cares?

UPDATE: Hendo recently told HDNet's "Inside MMA" that he won't be heading to a rival organization.

"I don't plan on fighting anywhere else," said Henderson, who reportedly met with Strikeforce officials, during the Sept. 18 edition of the show. "It never even entered my mind that I'd be anywhere else. It's just something myself, Dana (White) and the other guys over there at the UFC, we need to sit down and figure it out for my next fight."

"But my guess is my next two fights will be Marquardt and Anderson Silva. It doesn't matter to me which order they're in."

Dana says part of the UFC may be for sale.

If I can just get 100 million of my friends to chip in I'll be all over this.

Should Junie Browning be fighting?

November 28th, Browning & Cornwell will meet in the MMA Big Show cage at the Belterra Casino Resort in Indiana very close to where I live.
Browning was recently released from the UFC after he assulted 3 nurses trying to help him after he overdosed on pills. I think he is taking this fight for a payday and nothing more. But is he ready?
The video above shows a dude with issues he had the shot of a lifetime and he blew it.
I personally have no intrest in watching him attempt to climb the ladder again. On the plus side Browning could be a great stepping stone for Cornwell. I'm sure when he gets his time to shine he won't waste it.

The blog is back

Ok ok I know I have not blogged since Rich lost to Belfort. The reason really is nothing in MMA the last few weeks has excited me.
The next 2 UFC events are not really huge events in my opinon. But alot of things are coming up locally here and I thank god for that hehe.
Anyway there are some things going on in the world of MMA and I plan to voice my opinon on them for whatever its worth.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

What just happened?

Ok so Franklin lost in a big way last night. All I can say is WTF?
It appeared Belfort grazed Rich behind his right ear wich threw off his equalibrium. Franklin ended up on all fours where his was struck with what looked like 2 illegal blows to head. I do think the stoppage was just before those shots landed tho.
It was just a lame performance by Rich in my opinion.

I also would like to state that I don't think Belfort should get a title shot based on that win.
Lets not forget Henderson also beat Franklin and then Bisbing too. With Henderson being a free agent at the moment I wonder if this is a smart move by the UFC to pass him over in favor of the more marketable Belfort/Silva fight.

As for Rich I think the next fight will be Forrest Griffin. Both lost in the same fashion and now need a win. I also think its a fight people would pay to see.

Friday, September 18, 2009


Ok ok here are my UFC 103 predictions short and sweet. Franklin is my boy I have NO DOUBT he will win this fight. And I am so fucking sick of hearing the old Belfort is back.
His 2 fights in the past 2 years were against easy opponents. I'm not saying Lindland is a chump but compared to the 2 opponents Franklin has fought THIS year he is a nobody.

Belfort is by no means an easy opponent for Franklin but Rich wouldn't have it any other way.

I also think Cro cop may still not be use to the cage. I am interested in how he will perform come Saturday night.

So its like this

Cro cop

Koscheck looked in good shape at the weigh-in today. Enjoy the fights guys

Update: Well I fucked that on up lol. Sad day at the Spot

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Franklin preps for Belfort

Rich "Ace" Franklin works on his leg kicks with Muay Thai instructor Neal Rowe in preparation for his UFC 103 battle against Vitor Belfort.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Lack of posts

You would think with Rich's fight this weekend I'd be posting all kinds of things. But thats why I have not posted actually.
His fight is the only one on my mind this week to be honest. Rich is like family to me and his family is my second family.
I have no doubt in his ability to win but, in this business you never know. Our prayers are that god keeps Rich and Vitor both safe. I'm sure it will be a great fight and I'll be posting more later this week.

PS I am hearing rumors that Belfort has ringworm.Whats up with that?

Friday, September 11, 2009

Rich Franklin in his second film.

Rich just shot a movie between training sessions for this upcoming fight. The movie called "Genesis Code" shot in
Grand Rapids, Michigan last month. It features Academy Award winners Louise Fletcher and Ernest Borgnine, as well as actor and former presidential candidate, Fred Thompson.
Rich plays the part of a hockey coach.
He is currently reviewing 4 different movie scripts for 2010.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Mike Swick Injured, Paul Daley Steps in to Face Martin Kampmann at UFC 103

MIKE SWICK is OUT of UFC 103 following a training accident suffered while sparring against Josh Koscheck.
Kos swept the American — nicknamed 'Quick' — causing him to land on his head.

His injuries are not serious but we can reveal he will be unable to face Martin Kampmann on September 19.

Instead, rising British star Paul 'Semtex' Daley will step in to face the Dutchman on the televised card of the showpiece event, which airs live on ESPN.

Daley was initially scheduled to make his UFC debut against fellow newcomer Brian Foster on the event's preliminary card, but the Brit will now step into the spotlight in a co-headlining bout against a very tough Martin Kampmann. The Kampmann-Swick fight was intended to determine a number one contender for Georges St. Pierre's welterweight title, but it's likely that those same stakes are no longer on the line. Nonetheless, with an impressive showing against Kampmann, Daley can certainly make much more of an impact on the UFC's 170-lb ladder than he would have with a win over Foster.

All I can say is WTF? I was really looking forward to that fight.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Former Power Ranger coming to the UFC?

I'm not making this shit up.
The guy who used to play the Green and White Ranger on the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is trying to fight with creatures from this planet -- dude is an MMA fighter now.

35-year-old Jason David Frank -- who used to fight inside a friggin' Dragonzord -- just told he's hoping to fight inside the UFC octagon.

The 6th degree Black Belt just signed a deal with a new management team and hopes to get in the ring pretty soon. We'll let you know when he actually schedules a fight.

Miguel Torres highlight video

Miguel Torres has always been one of my favorite fighters. I'm sure he will be the champ again soon.

Henderson says he will NOT fight Marquardt

Henderson said if the UFC came to him with a bout against Marquardt, he would turn it down and seek challenges at light heavyweight.

"I think Marquart's right in line for a title shot as well, but I feel I've earned that already," Henderson said. "That's a fight that more than likely will happen in the future, but I think right now, from the UFC's standpoint, they shouldn't be having me and Nate fight each other. They're going to get stuck without any new opponents for Anderson Silva. Silva is the only fight that interests me at 185."

I agree he has earned the shot but,So has Nate. Since a fight with Hendo and Silva has not yet been signed I think Henderson vs Marquardt is logical.
I also think Hendo going to 205 would suck. It's stacked already and I think there are great match ups for him at 185.
But what do I know.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Turtle's picks for UFC 102

I am posting this alittle late so I'll be short and sweet. My picks are as follows..


I know some of you are looking at my main event picks like, Really? But,thats how I see it. I really hate going against Marquardt that fight is what I look forward to the most. Enjoy the fights guys.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Anderson Silva Sparring at Wild Card Boxing Club

Anderson Silva shows off his boxing skills against a local pugilist at Freddie Roach's boxing club.
This segment is from "Training at Wild Card", an exclusive 40-minute documentary found only on Anderson's "Boxing for MMA". Thanks Cagepotato

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Are the days of WEC numbered?

During todays UFC 102 pre fight presser Dana White was asked about the addition of new weight classes in the UFC. His reply was that lower weight classes would be added.
When asked when he replied soon.

He was also asked about a merger between WEC and the UFC, He repeatedly avoided the question with a laugh.
This brings me and everyone that seen the press conference to believe that the two will merge soon.
I believe that you will hear about this for sure sometime before UFC 103.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Randy Couture UFC 102 Vlog

If you have not already seen it here it is. Sorry I'm late lol

Keith Jardine's first loss

Keith Jardine's first loss came in his third pro fight back in February 2002, against MMA ironman Travis Wiuff in the quarterfinals of an Extreme Challenge eight-man heavyweight tournament in Iowa. Coincidentally, it was Wiuff's third fight as well, and it took Diesel just six seconds to claim a victory via straight-right directly on Jardine's off-button. The video is above, and the action starts at the 2:18 mark. Wiuff would go on to lose to Mike Radnov in the semis, while Radnov lost to tournament-winner Ben Rothwell in the finals.

Following the Wiuff fight, Jardine went on a 6-0-1 run, joined the second season of The Ultimate Fighter, and quickly found himself in marquee fights against Forrest Griffin, Chuck Liddell, Wanderlei Silva, and Quinton Jackson. This Saturday, he'll take on Thiago Silva at UFC 102. If you believe in streaks, then the Dean of Mean has this one wrapped up. And of course, if he ever decides to walk out to the cage as Techno Viking, he'll be unstoppable.

A-Team movie casts Rampage Jackson as B.A. Baracus

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has landed the role of B.A. Baracus in the upcoming feature film “The A-Team,” which is currently in production and tentatively scheduled for 2010 release.

He will share the silver screen with Liam Neeson (Col. John “Hannibal”) and Bradley Cooper (Lt. Templeton “Faceman” Peck) in the 20th Century Fox-produced movie. The “Murdock” character has yet to be cast.

“A-Team,” while certainly the most high profile, is not the first acting gig for Jackson. He has appeared in “Confessions of a Pit Fighter,” “Bad Guys” and “The Midnight Meat Train,” as well as an episode of “The King of Queens.”

Jackson recently completed taping for the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter (10) on Spike TV, which is set to debut after UFC Fight Night 19 on Sept. 16. He served as a coach opposite his new-found arch enemy, Rashad Evans. He will then have the opportunity to settle his score with “Sugar” at UFC 107 in Memphis, Tenn., on Dec 12.

UPDATE:It seems this report was bullshit. Sorry guys I just post what I read and it seems alot of MMA blogs and sites were fooled by this.

Unfortunately, this means that the role of B.A. Baracus will probably go to a rapper like 50 Cent or The Game, who just don't have the same gruff, opinionated vibe as Mr. T. Not casting Rampage feels like a missed opportunity. Anybody want to launch a petition to convince The A-Team's producers to give him the role?

Monday, August 24, 2009

New WWE Champ?

Floyd Mayweather was not the only celeb on WWE tonight. Vince McMahan announced the WWE has signed former Sesame Street alum Cookie Monster.
The Cookie Monster could be just what the WWE needs to bolster PPV buys. A match could be in the works against the 8 ft 550lb Big Bird. We will keep you posted.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Diego Sanchez Offered UFC 105 Title Fight With BJ Penn

With the UFC headed back to the UK for UFC 105 in October, the card is beginning to take shape and it appears a lightweight title fight between Diego Sanchez and BJ Penn could be headlining the event.

A source close to Diego Sanchez has confirmed to Fighters Only that he has been offered a fight with BJ Penn at UFC 105.

“The fight has been put on the table,” the source said last night. “But nothing has been signed and nothing is confirmed at this stage.”

Sanchez is the top contender in the lightweight division following Kenny Florian’s unsuccessful title challenge earlier this month.

Florian lasted four rounds before being taken down and eventually submitted by Penn, who has not lost at lightweight since 2002.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Belfort looks past Franklin

Although former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort is slated to take on Rich Franklin at UFC 103 on September 19th, he’s already looking forward to a potential showdown with the baddest 185-pounder to ever set foot in an Octagon in middleweight king Anderson Silva.

“Anderson is a great friend of mine and a big champion but I’m looking for this [fight to happen],” Belfort told OUL Esporte of Brazil. “I cannot comment much on this right now but yeah, I always want to fight the best fighters. Of course it won’t be a pleasure [being Silva’s friend] but there isn’t another way at all in the sport. Kaka and Ronaldinho (Brazilian soccer players) are friends and have faced each other many times. It is part of my work and I need it to afford milk to the children at home.”

Belfort hasn’t set foot inside an Octagon since he dropped a split decision to Tito Ortiz at UFC 51 back in February of 2005, however that didn’t stop UFC president Dana White from wanting to bring back one of the most talented fighters they have employed.

Silva is fresh off his dominating 3:23 second knockout of former champ Forrest Griffin at UFC 101 in a light heavyweight affair. After that performance, there aren’t many jumping at the chance to take on MMA’s most efficient striker, however Belfort says that he is down.

“It would be a great honor to fight Anderson,” Belfort respectfully stated. “He’s one of the best to ever fight and I want to test my skills against the world’s best.”

Well Belfort is about to fight one of the world's best in Franklin. Franklin has become a master of killing people's dreams of fighting Silva.
You are back in the big leagues now Belfort. Nobody rides for free.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Nevada Athletic Commission Approves Instant Replay for MMA

According to a new rule passed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission Wednesday, referees in Nevada now have the opportunity to get a second look at a fight's end to determine its legality.

The final wording as passed: "A referee at the conclusion of a contest or exhibition stopped immediately due to an injury to an unarmed combatant pursuant to NAC 467.718 and after making a decision, may view a replay if available in order to determine whether the injury in question was caused a legal blow or a foul."

The rule addresses several controversial stoppages in recent history where a fighter lost a contest because the referee couldn't see an injury that forced a bout's stoppage.

A referee may now use instant replay to determine whether the action that caused the injury was legal or a foul and make a decision on the fight's result. Only a referee can decide whether to order a replay
The ruling could take effect in as little as 30 days.

This is something that I personally have worked hard to make happen thru letters,e-mails and signed petitions. So it feels like a personal victory for me.
Not the point deduction for eye pokes I wanted but still nice.

Fans will remember the controversy that followed the first Kevin Burns vs Anthony Johnson bout at UFC Fight Night 14 in July 2008. Burns repeatedly poked Johnson in the eye and ultimately was awarded a TKO win immediately after a brutal poke right in the eye that necessitated surgery for a detached retina. The NSAC ruled shortly afterwards that they had no mechanism in place for overturning a fight outcome in such an instance.

Happily Johnson got his revenge with a KO victory at the TUF 8 season finale.

*note Thanks to Vaila Heideman "Rich Franklin's mom" and Intimidation cage fighting.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

He is coming

Strikeforce does a good job.

Sorry Dana but I watched every second of Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg last night. I must say I liked what I saw.
I didn't care much for the people doing color or for the lack of Bruce Buffer. On the other hand I liked the way they brought the fighters in and I am a huge fan of the post fight stats.

They did the best they could promoting Fedor considering they don't own the rights to any fight footage of him.

As for the fights what was billed as the biggest fight in female MMA history didn't disappoint.
With a live Showtime audience and unparalleled media attention, Santos took control in the striking department early in the fight. Carano hung tough for the first few minutes of the scheduled five-rounder and landed more than a couple solid shots. She also masterfully escaped from ankle-lock and keylock submission attempts but couldn't maintain the few times she garnered dominant ground positions.

Carano, though, turned up the power late in the round.

After Carano landed on her back, Santos stood over her opponent and rained down a series of blows. While initially covering up, Carano's defenses weakened as the timekeeper signaled the 10-second warning. With the seconds ticking by, referee Josh Rosenthal warned Carano to fight back as she absorbed a steady stream of punches. But a split second before the round ended, he waved off the fight and awarded Santos the TKO victory.

The official stoppage came at 4:59 of that opening frame.

While there was some initial confusion over whether or not Carano had been saved by the bell, the end was evident when her corner man, UFC legend Randy Couture, entered the cage to tend to the fighter.

In the night's co-main event, which featured two of the sport's most successful fighters of late, few could have predicted such a lopsided and swift finish. But for those who have seen Gegard Mousasi in recent action, another dominating performance probably won't come as much of a surprise.
Mousasi never broke a sweat after taking Sobral to the mat and unloading a dozen blows, each of which connected flush. Sobral was knocked out cold midway through the barrage and re-awoke from another blow just before the referee called a stop to the fight.

The TKO stoppage came just 60 seconds into the first round.

Overall I thought it was a good show and very well done.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

"Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg" official weigh-in results

Most notably, headliners and championship hopefuls Gina Carano and Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos, who both have struggled making weight in the past, comfortably made the 145-pound limit. Santos weighed 144.5 pounds, and Carano tipped the scale at 143.
In fact, the only fighter who didn't initially make weight was late substitute Jesse Taylor, who replaced Nick Diaz (in a fight with Jay Hieron) on just a week's notice. He weighed 172 pounds on his first attempt but successfully got down to 169.5 pound on his second try.

The full weigh-in results included:

Gina Carano (143) vs. Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos (144.5)
Champ Renato "Babalu" Sobral (201) vs. Gegard Mousasi (204)
Champ Gilbert Melendez (155) vs. Mitsuhiro Ishida (155)
Mike Kyle (219) vs. Fabricio Werdum (228)
Jay Hieron (169) vs. Jesse Taylor (169.5)*

Mike Cook (205) vs. Scott Lighty (202)
David "Tarzan" Douglas (156) vs. Justin Wilcox (154)
Zak Bucia (170) vs. James Terry (169)
Isaiah Hill (156) vs. Alex Trevino (156)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

UFC fighter Matt Brown hosts Saturday fundraiser in Ohio for ailing father

UFC fighter and Ohio native Matt Brown is hosting a pig-roast fundraiser in Jamestown, Ohio, on Saturday for the James Brown Medical Fund.

James Brown, Matt's father, is struggling with acute myeloid leukemia, complicated by diabetes and heart failure from a recent chemotherapy session. His health insurance ended last year.

Saturday's event, which is open to the public, includes a full slate of activities as well as an auction with UFC-related items, including some autographed by Brown and fellow UFC fighter Forrest Griffin.

The event takes place from noon to 10 p.m. at Morris' Pond on Cottonwood Road in Jamestown with food (two pigs will be roasted), six live bands, kids games, pony rides, a cornhole tournament, bikini carwash and other activities. Alcoholic beverages will not be provided, so the event is BYOB. Attendees don't need to bring anything, though everyone is welcome to bring a favorite dish to share with fellow partygoers.

Brown simply hopes the small-town event can bring some much-needed help to the family.

"It's been tough," said Brown, who learned his father was seriously ill just a week after a scheduled June bout with Anthony Johnson fell through. "It worked out well that the fight didn't take place."

Brown said his dad has always been proud of his fighting career, which included a successful stint on "The Ultimate Fighter 7" and a 3-1 record in the UFC.

"He was really happy I was doing something with my life besides going to jail and getting drunk everyday," Brown said. "He was supportive ... and saw the positive impact it had (on me)."

He's now hoping the fight community can rally around his father, a former machine-shop owner who initially was told he had only two weeks to live. Now slowly doing better, though, the medical bills are starting to mount.

Donations can be made at the event or at any area Security National Bank or Huntington Bank. (Ask for the "James Brown Medical Fund.) Paypal donations can also be made to or at

Brown, who recently returned from his new home in Las Vegas to be with his father, said he continues to train and anticipates a return to the octagon this fall.

The ladies get ready to hit the scale

Weigh-ins for Saturday's "Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg" event take place Friday at the San Jose Marriott Hotel in downtown San Jose, Calif..

As with most Strikeforce events, the weigh-ins are free and open to the public. Additionally, HDNet's "Inside MMA" will broadcast live from the event.

The first fighter is slated to hit the scale Friday at 4 p.m. PT.

The proceeding will take place in Salons I, II and III at the Marriott, which is located at 301 S. Market St. in downtown San Jose, Calif. For more information, call (408) 280-1300.

While Saturday's Strikeforce fight card has undergone a rash of changes in the weeks leading up to the event, the Showtime-televised event will still feature three world title fights, including the organization's first-ever women's championship between main-event fighters Gina Carano and Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos.

Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson and MMA pioneer Frank Shamrock will join "Inside MMA" hosts Bas Rutten, Kenny Rice and Ron Kruck to analyze the "Carano vs. Cyborg" event and witness the weigh-ins.

Gina Carano vs. Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos (for Strikeforce women's 145-pound title)
Jay Hieron vs. Jesse Taylor
Champ Renato "Babalu" Sobral vs. Gegard Mousasi (for Strikeforce light heavyweight title)
Champ Gilbert Melendez vs. Mitsuhiro Ishida (for Strikeforce interim lightweight title)
Mike Kyle vs. Fabricio Werdum
Mike Cook vs. Scott Lighty
David "Tarzan" Douglas vs. Justin Wilcox
Zak Bucia vs. James Terry
Isaiah Hill vs. Alex Trevino

Turtle's MMA Spot will post the weigh-in results tomorrow night.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Florian says he was one mistake away from the win.

UFC 101: Kenny Florian believes that he was in the fight against B.J. Penn. If not for the crucial fourth round takedown Penn scored, Florian could've won the fight.

Summer 2009 best lb.4 lb.

After a crazy weekend of fights this is my up to date best pound for pound fighter list.

1.)Georges St. Pierre
2.)Anderson Silva
3.)BJ Penn
4.)Lyoto Machida
5.)Fedor Emelianenko

I know alot of you do not agree with me so go ahead and flame me. This is how I see it.

New champ Brian Bowles

LAS VEGAS – Unfortunately for Miguel Torres, the debate over his standing in the worldwide pound-for-pound fighter rankings, a potential move up in weight class, and fantasy matchmaking with other WEC champs have been put on ice.

Challenger Brian Bowles derailed the former bantamweight kingpin's future plans with a stunning first-round knockout in the main event of Sunday's WEC 42 event.

The upset special snapped Torres' impressive 17-fight win streak and shocked me Torres is one of my favorite fighters and I looked for him to shine in this fight.

But despite the lowkey fighter's undefeated record and knack for finishing opponents, few gave Bowles much of a chance heading into Sunday's event. Oddsmakers tapped him a 3-to-1 underdog, and many fight fans were already discussing Torres potential next opponent before the Bowles fight, originally scheduled for April but postponed because of a back injury sustained by the challenger, even took place.

But the 29-year-old Hardcore Gym fighter needed less than four minutes to topple the mighty ex-champ.

Bowles, who traded big blows with the champ in the opening minutes of the bout, struck early with a right hand that wobbled Torres. The champ recovered, but Bowles struck again later in the round while countering a flurry. Torres hit the mat, and Bowles unloaded a barrage of blows until referee Josh Rosenthal could allow no more and awarded the TKO victory.

Thats why I love this sport, You never know what can happen on any given night.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

UFC 101 Results

Anderson Silva vs. Forrest Griffin


Round 1

Griffin tries for the promised head kick to start, and misses by a mile. They’re both feeling each other out and taking it easy. Silva catches a Griffin kick and almost puts him on his ass afterwards. Silva bobs and weaves his way in and drops Forrest with a right hand. Griffin gets back up and Silva is damn near mocking him now. He drops Griffin again and adds a few strikes on the ground, then offers his hand to help him up just like he did with Patrick Cote. Now Silva has his hands by his waist, imploring Griffin to come in and attack him. Griffin seems displeased with being somewhat mocked. Silva avoids all his punches and backpedals away, catching Forrest with a short right in response that drops him. That’s it, Griffin is done. He wants no more of this Anderson Silva Jedi striking attack, and you can’t blame him.

Silva runs around celebrating his most dominant victory in recent memory, while Griffin immediately gets up and leaves the cage. I am told Griffin had his jaw dislocated early in the fight and left cuz he needed medical attention asap.
Silva is a scary dude bottem line.

BJ Penn vs. Kenny Florian

Round 1

Penn starts fast, coming right after KenFlo. A right from Penn briefly drops Florian. Kenny keeps circling around the perimeter and Penn keeps cutting him off. They clinch against the cage and Penn seems much stronger than Florian. Florian tries for a body lock takedown but Penn avoids it easily. Florian shoots for a single-leg, and already we’re talking about whether Penn is gassed. He isn’t. Everyone calm down. Penn drops Florian again with a punch and follows with a knee. He barely lasts through the round.

Round 2

Florian tries some leg kicks to start the second and then presses Penn against the fence. He’s not really working for a takedown, and not doing a lot of striking. It’s like he’s just trying to stay out of punching range. Penn gets warned for a punch to the back of Florian’s head. Florian tries for a single-leg and they’re back in the clinch. Penn lands a good uppercut that wobbles Florian. Florian finishes the round with a few decent leg kicks. Is it possible he won that round?

Round 3

Florian throws out a couple head kicks with nothing to show, then it’s back to the clinch against the fence. Florian seems to be working a little more diligently for the takedown, but Penn is completely unconcerned. They separate and Penn unleashes a few hard punches. Whenever they begin to trade Florian seems like he’s always one punch away from getting KO’d. At the moment, however, Florian is the one who’s dictating the pace. Penn seems increasingly frustrated. Florian tries two straight Superman punches and gets tagged for his trouble at the end of the round.

Round 4

Penn hurts Florian with a left hand in close and Florian responds by clinching again. Now Penn turns the takedown attempt on Florian, scooping him up and slamming him down. Penn works out of Florian’s half-guard and lands some decent elbows. Penn passes and gets to mount. Florian gives up his back and Penn softens him up with some heel strikes to the gut. Penn sinks in the rear naked choke and Florian can’t fight it off. He taps with just over a minute left in the fourth.

BJ Penn def. Kenny Florian via submission (rear naked choke) to retain his UFC lightweight title and regains my respect in the cage. Now if he can just keep his mouth shut outside the cage.

The crowd in Philly

"90% of the crowd is watching a fight in the crowds"

-- Joe Rogan during Aaron Riley vs. Shane Nelson

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Friday, August 7, 2009

UFC 101 weigh-in results

B.J. Penn (155) vs. Kenny Florian (155)
Anderson Silva (205) vs. Forrest Griffin (205)
Amir Sadollah (166.5) vs. Johny Hendricks (171)
Kendall Grove (185.5) vs. Ricardo Almeida (185)
Kurt Pellegrino (154.5) vs. Josh Neer (155.5)
Shane Nelson (156) vs. Aaron Riley (154)
Tamdan McCrory (170) vs. John Howard (169.5)
Thales Leites (185) vs. Alessio Sakara (185.5)
Matt Riddle (170) vs. Dan Cramer (169.5)
George Sotiropoulos (155) vs. George Roop (154)
Jesse Lennox (171) vs. Danillo Villefort (170.25)

UFC 101 Turtle's picks

Overall UFC 101 is not a spectacular card. The 2 main event fights are worth the PPV buy tho.

I'll start with the main event for the welterweight title. Let me first say I think BJ Penn is a douche. Don't get me started on greasegate and now it seems he still has GSP on the brain claiming GSP does steroids (but that is just his opinion) and just days before his title defense with Ken-Flo.
The pressure is on Penn in this fight and I think you may see the end of the Penn era at 101. I'm going with Ken-Flo by sub in the 3rd.

Now the fight that is really making you buy the PPV.

I think we all know this fight boils down to what Anderson Silva shows up. Is it me or has Silva become kinda cocky as of late?
I mean he is now calling himself the best fighter in the world. Well if he beats Griffin I just may agree but thats a big IF.
I know you hear this every Silva fight but if Forrest can keep this fight on the ground and stay out of the guard I see him getting the win.
I can also see Anderson overwhelming forrest very quikly too.

I am cheering for Griffin all night but, my pick is Anderson by TKO in the 2nd.

My other picks are Sadollah,Grove and Pellegrino

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

All I have to say about Fedor

I guess to make up for all the “Fedor / the UFC is gonna kill Strikeforce” talk, some outlets have been running the interesting idea that upon closer inspection, Strikeforce’s heavyweight division is just as stacked as the UFC’s. Here’s Jake Rossen again:

"Setting aside interdivisional fights with Anderson Silva or Lyoto Machida — which would be lots of fun for spectators — the UFC really has only three upper-tier heavyweights with the skills to potentially give Emelianenko a hard time: Lesnar, Shane Carwin and Cain Velasquez. Three.

Strikeforce can match the ante with Alistair Overeem, Brett Rogers and some kind of wild-card entrant: Bobby Lashley, Blagoi Ivanov, perhaps even Josh Barnett.

The notion that Strikeforce employs air-conditioning repairmen and the UFC enlists only Olympic-caliber athletes is pushing the envelope; I’d almost sooner see Emelianenko go on a free-agent tear for a year or two before settling in with the UFC, considering that the promotion’s asphyxiating contracts invite retirement at their conclusions."

The problem here is that Rossen only lists UFC fighters he thinks has a chance of beating Fedor while his Strikeforce list happily features not only fighters Fedor would starch, but fighters Fedor would starch that aren’t even in the promotion. And you start to realize how thin the free agent situation is when the best Rossen can think of is Blobby Lay’n'Pray, Broken Hands Blagoi, and Juice Barnett.

The idea that Fedor fights against Alistair Overeem or Brett Rogers are equal to Fedor bouts against Brock, Randy, and even Mirko is laughable. Fedor is the best so of course he’s going to be the favorite in most fights. Past that all you can do is find interesting and compelling competition that people give a shit about. I give a shit about Alistair Overeem and Brett Rogers, but I’m an MMA blogger. And even then, these fights excite me about as much as seeing some fat chick’s muffin top oozing over her stretch pants. I’ll take a look because I’m desperate and horny, but it really doesn’t do much for me.

Let’s face it: Right now all the boner inducing Fedor fights are in the UFC. Even if you buy into the idea that the UFC only has as many good fights as Strikeforce does, the UFC’s good fights make Strikeforce’s good fights look like shit fights. That’s not to say Strikeforce can’t turn things around … Cris Cyborg busted outta nowhere to become Gina Carano’s perfect opponent, and one epic performance from Overeem or Rogers or hey even Arlovski (a Strikeforce heavyweight that didn’t make it on anyone’s potential opponent list) could do the same. But it’s gonna take a whole lot of building and some miracles in the cage before anyone really gives a shit about the competition Fedor could face in Strikeforce.I think Fedor is an overated douche who chose to sign with Strikeforce simply cuz there is a better chance of him winning there. And thats all I have to say about Fedor.

GSP: “I Put My Money on [Kenny Florian] Against BJ Penn”

UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has gone on the record with his prediction for the lightweight title match between champion BJ Penn and challenger Kenny Florian at UFC 101 this weekend inside the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

“I put my money on [Kenny Florian] against BJ Penn,” GSP stated.

It’s no secret that St-Pierre isn’t Penn’s biggest fan as they have squared off against one another twice inside the UFC’s Octagon.

Although GSP beat Penn both times, including a thrashing at UFC 94 earlier this year, the Hawaiian was still calling for a third bout between the pair after controversy ensued after their 5Round affair.

Penn told the media that it was Florian who first put him onto St-Pierre’s usage of Vaseline to gain an advantage over his opponents during fights. And it was that reason, and pretty much that reason alone, that Penn felt he lost the highly publicized match-up.

GSP didn’t believe a word Penn was saying, and felt disrespected that Penn would try to tarnish such a magical moment with false accusations.

So St-Pierre got back at Penn the best way that he knew how, show the light heavyweight top contender the tricks of the trade when it comes to fighting BJ.

“Kenny Florian is a great training partner, and is going to be a great champion, and he’s also a greater person and human being,” St-Pierre went on to say.

Although this will be Florian’s second 155-pound title fight, it will be his first against a fighter the caliber of Penn. The Bostonian will need all the support he can get, so don’t be surprised to see St-Pierre front and center, cheering his new training partner on. I myself will also be cheering on Ken-Flo just cuz I think Penn is an ass clown.

Joachim Hansen vs. Shinya Aoki III Officially Announced for Dream.11

Fresh off his Dream.10 win, Shinya Aoki will get first crack at Dream lightweight champion Joachim Hansen’s title. With each holding an impressive win over the other, Dream.11 just got very interesting.

This should come as no surprise as Aoki pretty much announced the figth following his unexpected stand-up battle against Vitor Ribeiro last month.

“In October, I’ll have a title fight and…I will have my revenge,” stated the crafty grappler.

Hansen captured the lightweight crown when he slapped the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu wizard silly in their most recent tussle at Dream.5 last July. However, Aoki had the upper hand going into that scrap after he caught Hansen in a wicked gogoplata at “Pride: Shockwave 2006.”

Hansen was set to pop the cherry on his belt against Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante last December, however was forced to pull out at the 11th hour after he was hospitalized for concussions.

Word on the street is that he’s good to go now and has been training with his team in Norway.

Turtle is back

I have not posted on this blog for some time now. I have been posting MMA updates on Twitter. With everything that has gone on recently in the world of MMA I figure this blog will go hand in hand with my Twitter posts. I am just one guy who is a huge MMA fan and this is my blog. Enjoy

Friday, February 20, 2009

UFC vets set for Cincinnati ICF show

The young Intimidation Cage Fighting organization is coming to Cincinnati with a lineup full of former UFC fighters.

"ICF: Breakout," which takes place April 11 at U.S. Bank Arena in downtown Cincinnati, is headlined by former UFC competitor and "The Ultimate Fighter 4" cast member Shonie Carter (46-18-7) vs. undefeated Cincinnati fighter Victor O'Donnell (5-0).

Fellow UFC vets Dan Christison, Marcio "Pe de Pano" Cruz, Luke Zachrich and Jeff Cox are also booked for the event.

Carter, who went 3-3 during five different stints with the UFC, is 7-2 since his last fight with the organization (a unanimous-decision loss to Marcus Davis in December 2006). "Mr. International" now faces O'Donnell, who's 5-0 as a pro following a 4-0 mark as an amateur. The bout will take place at a catch-weight of 175 pounds.

In the night's heavyweight co-main-event attraction, Christison (13-6), a cast member from "The Ultimate Fighter 2" who's 5-0 since late 2007, meets Cruz (4-2), a jiu-jitsu ace who scored a first-round TKO victory over Frank Mir during a 2-2 stretch in the UFC.

Also in action is "The Ultimate Fighter 7" cast member (and former "TUF" blogger) Zachrich (8-1), who looks for his sixth straight win when he takes on fellow middleweight Jonathan Hines (0-0).

In a lightweight match-up, Cox (10-6), who's fought with the UFC, EliteXC, King of the Cage and Adrenaline MMA, takes on Cincinnati fighter Chad Hinton (4-0), who's undefeated since turning pro last year.

The show is scheduled to feature a total of seven amateur fights and eight pro bouts.

The ICF event is another major one for Ohio, whose athletic commission regulated more MMA shows in 2008 than any other state. It also marks the first Ohio show for the ICF, which to date, has held six events in Kentucky at Turfway Park.

U.S. Bank Arena hasn't hosted a major MMA event since UFC 77, an October 2007 event headlined by Anderson Silva vs. Rich Franklin II. The event drew 16,054 fans for a $2.5 million gate.

"We are thrilled to be hosting 'ICF: Breakout,'" stated U.S. Bank Arena Vice President and General Manager Kristin Ropp. "The Tri-State region, particularly Cincinnati, has proven to be a strong hotbed of MMA fans. We were honored to host UFC 77 and feel that ICF will pick up right where the UFC left off."

Tickets for "ICF: Breakout," which range from $38 to $78, are now on sale through Ticketmaster.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Diaz vs. Shamrock to Headline April 11th Strikeforce Event

Sorry I didn't post for a few days guys. Anyway I'm very hyped to see this fight and here is why, Both these guys are assholes.They will meet each other at a catch weight of 179 pounds. Diaz has fought as high as the 170-pound division in years past.

Shamrock confirmed the bout on today’s joint conference call hosted by Showtime and Strikeforce.

This will mark Shamrock’s first bout since losing his Strikeforce middleweight title to Cung Le last March. Shamrock sustained a broken arm while checking one of Le’s deadly high kicks and was forced to concede the fight as he was unable to make the call to start the 4thRound.

Shamrock received medical clearance to fight again last fall, however has chosen not to compete since the loss.

Diaz has primarily been competing in the lightweight division for the past few years, however has stated in the past that if the right opportunity presented itself, he would have no issues moving up in weight to accept the challenge.

He is currently riding a three-fight winning streak, with his most recent coming via TKO against Thomas Denny last July.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Penn talks retirement

Also in other hate on GSP news. Matt Hughes king of the Gsp haters had this to say....

I was also surprised by the final match, I thought BJ would have put on a better performance. BJ Penn is coming from a lighter weight class, but he took the fight at 170. That’s the bottom line. I knew it was going to come down to who had the better cardio and even at the end of the first round BJ looked tired. Now, on to what everybody is talking about, the greasing. I’m not the only one who has said that GSP felt greasy during a fight. I know Matt Serra has mentioned it and, even in their first fight, I think BJ said something. I’m not saying GSP did something wrong and I’m not saying that it would have changed any outcomes of any fights; but what I am saying is, for my last two fights against Georges, he felt greasy.

Ice fights in da Nati this weekend

Sunday, February 1, 2009

UFC 94 Turtle's thoughts

Georges St. Pierre put on one of the most dominating performances I've seen in my life. Sure, there have been other guys who have dominated their opponents in the past but this was a four round destruction of a top five pound for pound fighter in arguably the "biggest fight" in the history of the UFC.

I think it is apposite to stop here and address the opinions that this fight somehow loses significance because of the outcome. I've been saying in comment sections lately that it needs to be understood that historical significance can be achieved in two ways for a fight. 1) It is an obvious historic fight in its matchmaking. This is not a function of the outcome of a fight, it is a function of the factors involved in the fight prior to it taking place. 2) The aftermath creates a historic situation. This was the case with Griffin vs. Bonnar where it provided its own hype. It was the finish to a significant television show in the show but it provided its own significance via the action in the fight. This was a clearly historic fight from the moment it was announced.

But the amazing thing in the actual outcome of the fight was that St. Pierre dominated Penn in the stand-up despite all the talk of Penn having the best boxing in the sport, he got takedowns with frequency despite Penn's reputation as a very hard guy to put on his back, and he dominated on the ground even passing Penn's notoriously great guard with ease on several occasions. After the first few times where Penn threw his legs up to get a high guard and GSP was able to shrug them back down and do damage Penn looked worried and the first time that GSP passed to side control and started landing blows BJ looked downright chapfallen.

I sincerely believe that there is not a man on this earth who can beat the St. Pierre who showed up tonight in a welterweight fight. Thiago Alves is going to get thrashed if St. Pierre shows up motivated when the two clash. There was talk of GSP and Anderson Silva. That is the fight Turtle wants to see not Alves but hey whatcha going to do?

Let's also not diminish BJ Penn's place in the world of fighting. He is a guy who won the 170 lb. championship from Matt Hughes during the height of Hughes' dominance so I refuse to accept the idea that he is unable to compete at an elite level at 170. Despite this fight's outcome there is no doubt in my mind that Penn is still the best lightweight in the world.

Lyoto Machida is a beast. There was nothing different in his approach to this fight from any other. This was not a case of him trying to finish a fight to impress the fans. He used the normal footwork and legerity to force Silva to chase him and eat carefully chosen shots. When Silva was able to close distance Machida used simple foot sweeps to put him down and not be forced outside of his comfort zone. He put the stout Thiago down on THREE occasions with the final being as decisive as it gets. This man is not boring, this man is as legitimate as it gets.

Jon Jones - The man simply proved me wrong. I thought that Bonnar would survive an early flurry and catch the younger Jones as he overextended and gassed out. He did gas but he had built up a very big lead and Bonnar kept clinching in the 3rd round when he clearly was catching the tired "Bones" with strikes. Why he chose to do that, I don't know. But I can't take anything away from Jones. For as young as he is, his skill level and potential is amazing.

On a final note, while I enjoyed the fights it did start to feel a little like the magical "UFC Returns to PPV" card where every single fight was going to a decision. It was a fun night of fights but the more casual fans I've heard feedback from found some of the fights (especially Karo/Stun Gun) to be pretty boring. Lucky for everyone the show closed very strong with the Jones/Machida/St. Pierre putting on great fights.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

MMA Fans Should Watch MMA Live tonight

MMA Live is doing hour-long pre and post-show episodes live from Las Vegas, and I hope everyone tunes in. I almost never respond to getting these kinds of things in my email, but there is a good reason for fans to tune in here. The first show is on at 9 eastern, and then back again after the show.

The people at MMA Live are working hard to get their show on the air on ESPN 2, but they face an uphill battle because the brass at the station doesn't necessarily love the sport. The only way this show will ever get on the air is if the online viewing numbers are so impressive that the people in charge there have no choice but to put it on.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Wanderlei Silva drops down to middleweight

ESPN's Franklin McNeil reported on MMA Live's weigh-in special that Wanderlei Silva will finally take the plunge down to middleweight. Silva made the decision after going 1-3 in his last three fights at 205.

The move makes a lot of sense. Silva still hits hard as evidenced in the Keith Jardine fight, but he made his name in Japan where weight cutting is not as sophisticated or prolific.

I'd like to see Zuffa give Wanderlei the Anderson Silva treatment and throw him in with Chris Leben. Silva's gone through a who's who of MMA over the past 5 years, and a fight with Leben should get him back on track in a new division.

Hendo is dirty and Dana knows it.

Thats right I said it. I have been saying ever since UFC 93 that Dan meant to poke Franklin in the eye. Everyone is saying I am salty cuz Rich is a friend of mine.
Look so Dan won the first 2 rounds.
In the 3rd and final round he was tired. Rich knew this and was the more fresh fighter. As I have said all along the fucking liver kicks hurt Hendo bad in the third. Real bad so bad he poked Franklin in the eye out of desperation to not take another one. Cuz he knew 1 more and he was done.
Still dont believe me?

Peep the Dana White blog released today. Pay attention to what is said in the part with Dan and Dana. White even threatens to POKE Dan in the ribs.

White knew the eye poke was fucked up but, he was more worried about the fact that there was only 5 mins left in PPV time than he was about Franklin's eye or career.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Fedor Emelianenko vs Andrei Arlovski Full Fight

Affliction puts on a great show

First of all, this was a seriously great show. There's no point at all comparing UFC and Affliction, though fans will insist on it. Affliction delivers a different product to a different audience, and they do it well. I even enjoyed goofball Scott Farrell.

Green v. Lauzon: This was very entertaining barring all the kicks to the nuts. Actually, those were pretty entertaining too. Highlight was Green marking out for ODLH and Donald Trump.

Buentello v. Baby Fedor: Not a lot to take from this fight, other than training with Fedor isn't enough alone. Buentello just had too much experience, and while BF could take a lot, it was eventually too much.

Babalu v. Sokoudjou: Pretty enjoyable fight. The first round was slow, but Babalu fought through Sok's takedown defense to get a nice submission. Hard to say where either goes from here. Babalu could be heading back to Zuffa land soon, I don't see Tito ever fighting him.

Vitor Belfort v. Matt Lindland: Holy crap. What a win from Vitor, who took on a guy universally considered a top 3 middleweight. It has admittedly been a long time since Lindland did anything big at 185, but with this win Vitor reinvigorated his career. Rumor has it he is a free agent now, and if true I hope Zuffa pulls the trigger and brings him back.

Josh Barnett v. Gilbert Yvel: This was one of those fights that was never close, but was still pretty entertaining. Surprised Josh couldn't finish him, I think he kind of blew his wad trying to finish it at the end of round 1. Good heart from Yvel, but Josh was just too much. Josh-Fedor is an interesting fight, because I still think the best way to beat Fedor is to pick him apart on the feet. Can Josh do it? Maybe, but his striking is nowhere near Arlovski's.

Fedor Emelianenko v. Andrei Arlovski: What a tragic mistake by Arlovski. He was winning this fight; Fedor had no answers for his boxing, and Arlovski was able to neutralize the first takedown attempt in the clinch. Smart move actually going for a takedown instead of letting Fedor work for it. One mistake was one too many, Fedor caught him perfectly. He should have never left his feet. Andrei showed the way to beat Fedor: use straight punches and keep it standing. Unfortunately, no immediate challengers can punch on Andrei's level. I want a rematch more than I want to see Josh-Fedor.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


(this is a pic of Rich Franklin's eye after the poke)

First let me say I do agree Henderson won the first 2 rounds of UFC 93. Both rounds were very close tho. Then in the third Rich was pouring it on. Hendo was tired and the kicks to the body were going to finish him. Then it happened

With less than 40 seconds left Rich took a poke to the eye that dropped him. The ref said he had 2 mins to recover. The fight resumed but Hendo got 2 mins to recover too. The fight went to the judges and the rest is history.
I have seen over 100,000 fights and a poke to the eye hardly ever happens. You can say it was an accident but, What if it wasnt?
There is no point reduction for a fighter poking another fighter in the eye in the UFC. So what is to stop a fighter in a very important fight from just poking the other fighter in the eye and just sayin "my bad".
Also what most people do not know is that at the time this happened there was only 7 mins left in PPV time. So the UFC was panicing at the time.
Also Hendo has not said one word about this "accidental eye poke since it happened.
No sorry no anything.
This is the kind of careless thing that can end a fighter's career.
It was called a yellow card in Pride Dana. Look into it

Friday, January 16, 2009

We are Franklin fans bitches!!!

UFC 93 is tomorrow night!
As most of ya know Rich Franklin's family is like a 2nd family to me. So we are all pumped for Rich to win over Hendo. I can tell you Rich is very confident going in to this, So if he is then I am.
I have not posted much here cuz of some personal things I had going on but, I will be more often from here on.

Rich looked great today. Trust me this is Franklin's year.