Friday, March 19, 2010
I was going to post my picks for UFC 111 today also. 111 is such an awesome card I will have to ponder it some more and post later this week.
The card for UFC on Versus is pretty damn good too. I'm going to jump right in and talk about the main event. Brandon the Truth Vera meets John Bones Jones at 205.
Brandon Vera is a tough guy, But to be honest most the time he bores the hell out of me. Jones on the other hand has always been exciting to watch so far. Jones has also teamed up with Greg Jackson so you know he is going in with a good game plan.
My pick John Jones TKO
Junior Dos Santos vs Gabriel Gonzaga
Junior is on a roll. Gonzaga has ko power when he can land,But Dos Santos is much more acurate. I don't see this lasting long.
My pick Junior Dos Santos KO
Cheick Kongo vs Paul Buentello
First off let me say Cheick Kongo is a dick. Haha Anyway.. Kongo's ground game sucks. I think Buentello has the better hands also. That being said this could turn into a long boring war. They both need the win tho so who knows.
My pick Paul Buentello decision
Alessio Sakara vs James Irvin
Irvin has had to much time off. I also hear he is havin a hard time cutting the weight. This is his first fight at 185.
My pick Alessio Sakara
Clay Guida vs Shannon Gugerty
My man Guida all day long. He needs the win and I think Gugerty is going down.
My pick Clay Guida
Ok so there it is. I look forward to watching this card Sunday. Sunday? Wow will be wierd to watch a live UFC on a Sunday. I LOVE IT
Posted by Turtle at 6:32 PM
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Last nights UFC 110 card lived up to the hype. What a great night of fights this was. I had picked Bisping to win even, But I cheered for Wandy the fight. It was a great fight with both guys banging the whole time, But in the end the judges gave it to Silva and rightfully so. Go Wandy!
Cain and big Nog didn't turn out to be the war I thought it would be. Cain made short work of the legend with a big KO. The rest of the big boys should take notice Cain is not going anywhere.
Now bear with me cuz I'm about to go on a rant. Bonner was robbed last night.
Bonnar and Soszynski had engaged in two tightly contested rounds when an early exchange in the final frame saw the fighters clash heads. A gaping wound opened up on Bonnar's forehead, and referee John Sharp halted the contest on the advice of the cageside physician.
"It was a headbutt, and you know what the worst part is?" Bonnar asked in the post-fight press conference. "Take a close-up on this head. This cut is actually shaped like a 'K' for Krzysztof, so I now I've got to walk around with a scar in the shape of a 'K' on it.
"So yeah, I'm pissed off."
The bout was ruled a TKO as Sharp incorrectly determined that the laceration was caused from a legal strike.
This ref was awful from the start when Krzysztof was poked in the eye and made to just fight through it. Alot of people are saying it should have been ruled a NC.
That is not the case tho.
An appeal to the New South Wales Combat Sports Authority could result in a different ruling for Bonnar, as an inadvertent foul in the final round that leads directly to the end of the bout should be decided by the judges' scores through two rounds.
One more thing bothering me about this fight. At the end Krzysztof was wearing a brand of shirt called Skin.
I had never seen this brand on a fighter before. And the fact that Krzysztof is bald and covered in tattoos made me think skinhead.
I looked into the brand online. there are no hate messages on their site, But some of the shirts to have images of iron crosses.
I'm just saying the UFC should look into this. We cannot have hate groups advertising on the chests of pro fighters.
Also check out the pic of Krzysztof's eye at the post fight presser. OUCH
Posted by Turtle at 12:10 PM
Friday, February 19, 2010
Not the greatest card in the world,But some hard fights to pick none the less. I think I have to go with Cain Velasquez over Nogueira. That is a hard one to pick and I could be wrong. I can't wait to see it.
As for the rest of the card I see it like this Bisping, Stevenson, Bader and I hope Bonner. I'd love to see Wandy win cuz I'm not a big Bisping fan. Bonner and Silva both need wins to stay relevant. I'll post my thoughts on the fights Tomorrow. And I'll be at The ICF 19 show in Florence Ky tomorrow before UFC goes live.
Posted by Turtle at 2:09 PM
As I stated earlier this week on Twitter there are reports that Rich will be fighting Couture at UFC 115 in Vancouver. ESPN finally said the same thing yesterday a full week after I broke the news. But we were both wrong it seems. I was told Randy is looking to fight in August so that would mean 115 is a no go. I do know Rich wants the fight with Randy. This fight IS going to happen but we will have to wait to see when.
Posted by Turtle at 2:02 PM
Saturday, February 6, 2010
I have not been blogging at all. I have been so busy so with UFC 109 being tonight and I snowed in here in Kentucky now is a good time.
There is a really good card tonight. The casual fan may see the fights as being one sided, But us hardcore guys know these are going to be some close fights tonight.
My picks for tonight's main fights are Couture,Marquardt,Thiago,Maia and Serra.
That being said I am rooting for Coleman tonight.
The prelims will aire on Spike TV tonight at 9pm and the big show starts at 10 on PPV.
Well thats it short and sweet. I'll be posting some of my articles on my blog here this week since I have some down time. Follow me on Twitter for updates or if you know me add me on facebook. Enjoy the fights.
Posted by Turtle at 3:14 PM
Thursday, January 14, 2010
I found this pic online of Bob Shamrock with 19-year-old Ken on his 1st day at college in front Bob's '57 El Dorado Barritz. There were only 800 models of the car made.
Bob Shamrock, the adopted father of famed MMA legends Frank and Ken Shamrock died today following a long-term battle with various health complications due to diabetes.
News of Shamrock's passing was announced this evening by a representative of Ken's famed Lion's Den academy in Reno, Nev.
Shamrock was 68 years old.
Posted by Turtle at 8:05 PM