Dec 162011
 

Dragon Ball Z is close to the hearts of alot of adult martial artists. The Japanese anime series was started in 1989 and finished in 1995. So depending on your age, it might have been your first taste of martial arts, or it might have simply served to help inspire you to do your pushups. It was also known to cause seasures in certain people. It also annoyed parents.

So it isn’t surprising that this generation of fighters in the UFC can trace their martial ambitions to DBZ. In a recent interview, Marcus Brimage (one of the winners of the Ulimate Fighter TV show) claims that it was the reason he started training.

When asked what started him off fighting he said, “I was in Alabama, and I just basically had all these ambitions because of Dragon Ball Z. I mean, dude, c’mon, you’ve seen it. The fights are unreal…I was like, ‘Oh my God!’ I knew I had to watch this cartoon. It was off the chain. It motivated me. I felt that I really wanted to learn how to do that, how to fight like that.”

Marcus, I still want to fight like that too. I’m still working on flying and shooting energy from my hands, but I get what you are saying.

Dragon Ball Z is like boom to the temple, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom,
boom, boom! You know what I’m saying? They’re everywhere. And that’s how I
fight.

Sadly I do understand what he is saying. Wow, and my mother said watching all that TV was going to be bad for me.

The thing is, right now I’ve got to learn how to be more controlled with it,
but they’re just so in your face. And you know what, that’s what the crowd likes
too. The crowd likes people slugging it out, going all out, balls to the wall,
everywhere. That’s the (expletive) that gets people standing up on their feet.
So that’s how Dragon Ball Z is, and that’s why I always push my cardio.

Well if watching Dragon Ball Z will do anything for you, pushing your cardio is one of them. I still can’t watch the show without doing pushups at somepoint.

Dec 112011
 

Yeah strange title, but I just read an article which said that Brazilian Jui jitsu was a dying art in MMA. After watching some of the awesome feats of Jui Jitsu last night, I am pleased to report that breaking limbs and choking people out is still happening at every level of the UFC.

I would have found a video of Nogueira’s arm being broken, but frankly (heh, Frankly, get it, like Frank Mir?) watching that once was enough for me. The other bit of awesome was when Jon Jones Choked Lloyto Machida. Machida was deeply asleep when Jones let him go, but I am sure he’s feeling better then Noguerira this morning. Now before I tick everyone off, I was pulling for Machida, but as a martial artist, I have to give mad props to a well done submission. UFC 140 was pretty darn awesome no matter who you were pulling for.

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Dec 082011
 

That’s what Dana White said about  Jason “Mayhem” Miller. Not that I care about what Dana White thinks about fighting in general, but it doesn’t bode well for Miller. Dana said,

It was bad. To be honest, believe me, my Twitter has been blowing up with all the Mayhem fans blasting me, but facts are facts. It was the worst standup I’ve ever seen in my life. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen worse standup. The guy’s been in the business for over 10 years. It looked like it was his first fight ever. It was the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen. Some of the punches that were thrown by Mayhem Miller in this fight, you could go to a girls’ Tae Bo class and see better form, better stand-up. It was embarrassing,”

Personally I think Dana needs to apalagise to all the women who do Tae Bo need. Heck, this coming from a dude with a girl’s name!

Dec 052011
 

Strikeforce, the only real competitor with the UFC for MMA in the US has decided that the UFC is being just plain spiteful and mean by competing with them. Knowing what we do about the UFC and MMA as a sport we are all shocked and outraged that they would try to defeat and out perform their competition.

Mainly Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker was complaining about the UFC planning counter programing, or putting together great cards at the same time as Strikeforce is planning an event to force fans to chose which event to watch. “The thought of somebody trying to counter-program you just to hurt your number or try to hurt your business or to create confusion in the marketplace, I mean, that’s something that just seems so unnecessary.” 

Yeah Dana! Its like when I fight, the thought that the other guy is trying to hurt me or try to confuse me is really unnecessary! We should all just resolve out differences with…. I don’t know, a coin toss.

He went on to say that ““We’re just trying to build the industry. Here’s what I mean by that: when the fans get to watch these fights on TV for free, I think that’s good for the sport. The more eyeballs we have on the sport, I think it’s better for the industry as a whole. Maybe some people might not feel that way today, but I think in the long run, free TV is what keeps MMA alive.”

Now I give him this, I don’t want a world where Dana White calls all the shots. I think that competion is good. But whining isn’t. No whining people!

Thanks to fighters.com for the info.

Dec 032011
 

I’m not so sorry to say that I don’t keep up with the Ulimate Figher show. I loving watching the UFC and I have my favorite fighters. Never once have I said to myself, “Hey What I really want to see is more trash talking, high jinx and and maybe a fight.”  That’s why I go to Walmart.

But in anycase, tonight I do mildly care about.  It looks like it will be one of those events that will be more entertaining than a normal UFC (not counting the last one. I still want to give Dan Henderson a hug, and I am not ashamed to say it) Fights tonight include

Under sized Louis Gaudinot vs. Johnny Bedford at bantamweight

Yves Edwards vs. Tony Ferguson who won season 13

John Dodson vs. TJ Dillashaw also at  Bantamweight

Diego Brandao vs. Dennis Bermudez: Featherweight

And of course Michael Bisping vs Jason Mayhem Miller

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Dec 012011
 

We call that deceptive headlines. But I got you excited or at least confused didn’t I? Now I have you annoyed and confused. What I am really hoping for is that little bit of text will drive more traffic to the site…

But really, I found this video where ask a bunch of UFC fighters who they think is a better trash talker, Chael Sonnen or Mayhem Miller.

 Its nice to know that Chael has made such an impression in the minds of his peers. I really liked Stephan Bonnar’s real discomfort at being asked who was going to win in the Bisping vs Miller fight. I also feel like I want to shoot a real machine gun. We call that good ad placement.

Nov 292011
 
Chris Leben

Of course the man doesn't really look like an intellectual.

Kind of a misleading title, but “drugs” is easier to spell. Anyway he failed his post fight drug test, which showed Oxycodone and Oxymorphone . Ozycodone is a pain killer, I don’t know what the other one is, but I am guessing you guys have google, so hey, I got you half way, how about you start stepping up and doing a little research for yourselves! Gosh!
Anyway, despite the fact that the drugs apparently did not help him win, he has also been suspended for a year from the UFC. Which is no doubt a real bummer for him, but to put things in prospective, at this level, they really only fight about twice a year anyway, so its more like they just made him lose a turn. What always gets on my nerves is that they fail the drug tests at all. They know they are coming. Its not like Danna White kicked in their door and demanded them to take a drug test out of the blue. Really, if you have a fight coming, lay off  the drugs for a while. And most of these athletes have doctors working with them, surely they could check and make sure everything was cool and there were no slip ups. Heck, you could just get the doctor to write you a prescription for the drug. I am sure fighters hurt alot, so it shouldn’t be too hard!

I hate cheating, but if you are going to break the rules, its insulting when people break them poorly!

Nov 222011
 

I have often thought, you know, fighting MMA is so easy, its not even worth the challenge. I need to take up a sport that (such as Shock fighting or extreme arm wrestling) is more then simply having to worry about, punches, kicks, knees, takedowns, joint locks and chokes. And according to Zab Judah, the answer is boxing. Watch the below video, (its short you bunch of sissy’s!)

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Nov 162011
 

None of us understand why New York has banned MMA when the rest of the country is fine with it. Of all the useless trash on TV, and time wasted playing video games, why single out MMA to pick on. When MMA was new to this country there were plenty of questions that a normal sane person (none of which actually compete in MMA BTW) might ask before signing off on it. For example, is someone going to die? Well there have been enough MMA matches to show that the risk of death isn’t that much greater than any other contact sport. And when you realize that Boxing is just fine, grappling is legal, kickboxing has been done for years, its just doing all of those at the same time that is a problem, it gives even those people who hate MMA (and they are a nasty bunch) a moment’s pause.

Well if the other side can be unreasonable, so can we Danna White. The UFC is suing the state of New York for unconstitutionally denying them of their first amendment rights. For those of you who don’t know what those are….shame on you. I might not be able to spell, but I paid attention during social studies (or whatever its called today.

Anyway the first amendment goes like this

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

And you and I both know what our founding fathers meant by this is that every man should be allowed to beat the daylights out of his neighbor for money, fame, and women…I’m sorry, I don’t mean to paint all MMA fighters with the same brush. Some fighters are women themselves, and they are most likely only fighting for money and fame. Wow, I derailed this one fast, anyway, Danna says that mixed martial arts are indeed art, and therefore is an expression of one’s self, and (see if you can continue to follow this line of logic) is therefore protected under freedom of speech! It certainly isn’t our right to peaceably assemble. I think he would have had a better case going with Martial arts being a religion, or at the very least kind of a cult. Well good luck Danna, let us know how this works out for you!

 

Nov 152011
 

Really didn’t mean to ignore UFC 138 which marked the UFC’s first broadcast on regular tv. It did recieved more views then any UFC ever. Its amazing, if you go from charging $50 a view to free, more people will watch it. I’d say more on the subject, but I spent the day doing martial arts instead of watching martial arts, and totally forgot about it. So I’ve done what all of you have no doubt done, went to someone else’s blog and read what happened, so kind of pointless for me to plagiarize right now (not that I don’t admire plagiarizing).

Instead I want to talk about UFC 139. This of course features Dan Henderson vs Shogan Rua. Dispite the fact that this isn’t a title match, I am more excited about this fight then the last several hyped matches. Of course Henderson vs Shogan, but I’m even more pumped about Cung Le vs Wanderlei Silva and even moderately excited about the Urijah Faber vs Brian Bowles fight. More after the break

 

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