Counter Punch: Immediate UFC 92 Thoughts

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-First off, awesome night of fights.  All three main events delivered in their own dramatic ways.  Hats off to the UFC for delivering at the end of the year.

-I'm not sure where to start, but let's go from the top.  We have a new Light Heavyweight Champ by the name of Rashad Evans.  I had no clue how to score round 1 (probably 10-10) and I gave Forrest round 2.  But Rashad came out and delivered in the third stanza.  This kid has looked better and better each time out.  I think a run-in with Quinton Jackson is next in line.

-Frank Mir caught everyone with their pants down.  Mir looked absolutely fantastic in this fight.  You could say that Nogueira looked out-of-shape (and coming into the fight at 246 would confirm that), but Frank absolutely dominated this fight bell-to-bell.  Brock Lesnar looked absolutely estatic at the finish.

-With that said...Nogueira/Couture, please.  It makes sense.  Deliver, Dana, deliver.

-I hope Quinton Jackson helps soften how people look at the intangibles in fight sport (or any sport for that matter).  Is Quinton totally together mentally?  Who knows.  But it didn't matter at all tonight.  Reminiscint of his second fight with Chuck Liddell, Jackson used a perfectly placed hook to down an opponent throwing a wild strike.  Jackson's put down two of the game's legends with each of his hands.

-Big ups on the new UFC ring girl Logan Stanton (I believe I got the name right).  I'm not a fan of the plastic look of Edith, and Logan's more natural look is a pleasant change.

-Judging by the Sherdog play-by-play, it's understandable, but I'm still a sad puppy that I didn't get to see Yushin Okami tonight.

-Bloodbath in the gambling world.  Sorry guys.

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