Has anyone been watching Pro Wrestling recently? I think the WWE's stock has gone down majorly with the explosion of MMA. Even though McMahon and Dana White both keep saying the target audience is different, its clearly not. Unless McMahon does something REALLY drastic, I don't see WWE holding much water as sports entertainment, because Dana White is eating into his crowd with the Ultimate Fighter, and this series is showing no signs of slowing down, what with GSP-Koscheck 2, right on the heels of Rushad-Rampage and Liddell-Franklin.
Anyway, on to the UFC. UFC 123 was a really good even on paper, but it kinda left a bad taste in my mouth. The quality of match-ups seemed excellent, but the fighters just didn't cut it. G-Sot's win over J-Lau wasn't as clean and clinical and satisfying, as his wins over Joe Stevenson and Kurt Pellegrino. Still, is very pleasing to see G-Sot's ground work and how easily he transitions from one position to another. Again Miquel Falco apparently coasted the last round, I saw the first two rounds, but I'd read the reviews prior to watching it, so I didn't even bother with the third round, and even then, the match wasn't ultimately satisfying. Matt Hughes, I love the dude, and what he did to Ricardo Almeida was hilarious, and scary, but this guy is walking dangerously close to Chuck Liddell territory. BJ didn't hit him THAT hard, it was almost like Franklin's KO of Liddell. I hope this was just a fluke, cause what I saw from the Almeida match-up, Hughes still has a lot to offer. Haven't seen Rampage-Machida yet. Anyway, Penn's next match-up with Jon Fitch sould be very interesting. Penn is vicious with his hands, but I'd give the edge to Fitch due to superior conditioning and temperament. GSP-Kos should be #WIN! I give this one to Kos, mostly because he is the same fighter as GSP, but with better hands. Both of them are on the same level of wrestling and groundwork, so it boils down to where Koscheck keeps this fight. If he keeps it standing, GSP is going to get Matt Serra'ed. On to the middleweight division, I AM PUMPED for Belfort-Silva. Again, Silva isn't going to toy with Vitor. He's as prodigious with his hands as Silva is. If Vitor comes in with the right conditioning and brings the same game he bought to the Franklin fight, I have no doubts that he'll take Silva out. This fight is ending in a KO, and is probably my most anticipated fight of next year. I've ben waiting for this fight to happen ever since it was announced almost 1 1/2 yrs back! And Chael Sonnen, I feel sorry for the guy, and yet I'm so disappointed that what could easily have been the performance of a lifetime has been marred by PEDs. Shame. Still, what a fight! What a fight! I hope Sonnen comes out clean. On to the heavyweights, Cain Valesquea is a BEAST. Complete destruction of Brock Lesnar. I think Lesnar-Mir 3 should be in the works, I still think Fir needs to get it out of his system, and Brock needs to show that he's not a one trick pony. For JDS-Valesquez, I score it for Cain, because JDS simply doesn't seem to carry the same discipline to fights as Cain does, and if he gases like he did in the Roy Nelson fight, Cain will end his fighting career.
More as events keep happening.
George's win over Lauzon was awesome. What fight were you watching? It was a come back win with a kimura from hell.
Chaels situation is slightly weird. Apparently he has been going through hormone replacement therapy for the past four years. Wrestlers who cut weight frequently have imbalanced testosterone levels. Which is why he tested positive for elevated testosterone levels not PED's.
BJ hit Matt right on the D spot. Perfect right cross. Right on the button. Thats a fight ending punch.
Koscheck as i have said before is going get tooled in the stand up. Georges is going to kill him . It won't be a washout but its not going to be anything else other than Georges beating the hell out of Fraggle rock.