Gonna keep this one short and sweet. There really wasn't a whole lot to be mad at in this event. Most of the fights were entertaining. Hell, some of them were FOTY fodder. Now, lets get down to business. These are my opinions and many of you won't agree with me. But guess what? I don't really care.
The Strikeforce production team makes the UFC's look bush league at times. Everything is looks cleaner and more refined. In my opinion, this is how MMA will need to be packaged in order to gain more mainstream acceptance.
He is quite possibly the most annoying commentator in the business. Forced anecdotes, unmasked contempt towards fighters, and on top of that it seems that his knowledge of the sport is decreasing with each event. Also, if you're going to shave your head, it'd probably be a good idea to get some sun on it before going on TV.
He actually wasn't that bad last night.
I constantly wanted to reach through the TV and throw a brick at him. Not really sure what else to say.
Bas and The Voice:
I'm fine with them being relegated to small shows, prelims, and JMMA. Shit gets annoying at times.
Brian Melancon/ Isaac Vallie Flagg and Todd Moore/MikeBronzoulis:
Better than most of the fighters on last seasons TUF.
Ummmmm, don't really remember.
You sir, are one tough bastard. I mean, look at his arm.
I could have sworn that he had the fight won numerous times. That Anaconda choke looked like a game ender.
Sure, we might have lost out on a good scrap but I'm happy that the ringside physician put the fighters safety first. Rogan can go suck the back of Josh Barnett's knee with that "Let'em fight" shit.
P4P punch to the back of the head CHAMPION!!!
Punches to the back of the head aside. Valentijn did what Valentijn does. And by that I mean turn into a child at the sign of pressure. I mean, I'm not a a fighter but real recognizes real and he looked unfamiliar last night.
He dominated the Snowman last night, easily. Did I learn much from this fight? Not really. I'm not really sure how he's going to do against bigger HW's. I'd love to see him take on a Matt Mitrione or a Travis Browne if the SF's HW division gets absorbed in the near future.
He's 40. Let that sink in. Four Zero. Over the hill. He was simply a warm body for Cormier to use as a heavy bag.
Gulliest mufucka on the card. Ice Cream and Brownies for breakfast? Check. Play Call of Duty all day instead of training? Check. I'm a lifetime fan. Also, having the man with the illest Cuban accent, Alexis Villa (Click the damn link), in your corner is a plus. One last thing, shout out to Isaac Kensington aka GenghisCon for doing an incredible job on the Miami Hustle series. High quality stuff.
K.J. no Karl James Noons:
You get the full name treatment because you seem to have bought into your own "Best Boxing in MMA" hype. You didn't set anything up and you threw everything from the hip. You even seemed surprised that you were getting hit. Instead of trying to evade the next blow, you just popped back and posed with this "You-you hit me. No one is supposed to be able to hit me." look on your mug. Best boxing in MMA? GTFOutta here with that. That's why Masvidal fed you his fist and left you looking lumpy. #HATEHATEHATE
Your performance was good but that Post-Fight Pro Wrassling Promo was gold, Jerry. Gold!
High level you are not. With a real training camp and a proper team behind you, it's a possibility.
People tend to forget that his Kickboxing style isn't highlighted by flashy striking and fancy footwork. He plods forward, blocks strikes, and then unloads something heavy on you. Sure he got outstruck by Werdum according to the numbers but he was hitting him with potential fight enders. That being said, he can't get tagged like that against other HW's. If he ends up facing Kharitonov in the final, things might end badly for "The Reem".
Fabricio, Fabricio, Fabricio....Where do I start? The flopping? The Buttscooting? The Begging for Overeem to jump into your guard? That performance was embarrassing. There was a possibility that you could have one the fight on the feet but you decided to fall to the ground everytime your opponent so much as breathed in your direction. You laid on the ground kicking your feet gleefully while pleading for Overeem to play into your game. You know what? I'm done talking about you. I'm not mad at you Fabricio, I'm just disappointed.
Apparently there was more to be mad about than I previously thought. Dicuss, disagree, listen to music at my blog, Monsta Island. I'll be watching The Dog Whisperer.