Survivor Series, Chael Sonnen is kind of a not so stable guy and UFC 139 Results

Ok, so I know I am a little late talking about this, but life has been a little busy and I haven’t gotten the chance to post in a while. As I start writing this it is 2:27 in the morning. I got off work at midnight picked up some stuff for home then came home. I clicked around for a bit checking the news and decided I should post. So at the very least you should respect my dedication. I only have a few things I want to talk about today  but we should jump right in anyway.

First of all, I didn’t get to see WWE’s Survivor Series. I had to work. But, even if I had the night off and the money, wouldn’t order a WWE pay per view right now. This is coming from a die hard pro wrestling and WWE fan, The storylines are boring and the talent they have either aren’t that good, or they aren’t being used to the best of their ability. So, like I do after most wwe pay per views I went to the internet to find the results. Most of it, you could have guessed the outcome without knowing what was going on behind the scenes. The Glamazon Beth Pheonix won her match C.M. Punk beat Del Rio to win the title blah blah blah. The only match that you had to know a little bit about what was going on behind the scenes to really predict was the Dalph Ziggler vs. John Morrison. See, John’s contract is up at the end of the month and it does not look like the WWE is going to be resigning his contract. Knowing that, it is not hard to predict that he was going to lose his fight to Ziggler. The one question my buddy Tactix and I had was why even give Morrison the shot in the first place. Our only guess was to humiliate him while he is heading out the door by having him lose to Ziggler. I find that a little low, but look who it’s coming from.

The match that the Pay Per View is named after was also a disappointment this year. Well, not the match itself, like I said, I haven’t seen it, but the fact that it didn’t really stand for anything is what is disappointing. I remember the days where the two teams were created because each man had a bone to pick with a member of the opposing team. This one, not so much and the few feuds they tried to inject into this match were weak at best. It was aweful to see Sin Cara get hurt for real. His brother reported that Sin Cara had surgery today on his knee and that everything went well, but he will be out for many weeks.

Finally, the Main Event of the evening was Awesome Truth vs. The Rock and John Cena. Now, if you are reading this there is a possibility you were first brought to my site through Tactix site and have read our thoughts on this match. For those of you who are here and don’t know what I am talking about the short version is that both of us believe that had  John Cena attacked The Rock after the match, it could have ended the PG era, brought back the attitude era or something like it, and changed the dismal path that the WWE has been going on for a long while now. But since that didn’t happen and The Rock did the attacking, WWE is going to stay on this boring path for the forseeable future. It’s irritating, I know.

The next item on the agenda is an interview that Chael Sonnen did with a Canadian reporter named Michael Landsberg. Basically what happened was Landsberg started the interview out by showing the clip of Sonnen calling out Anderson Silva and saying that he wanted to fight, if Silva won the fight he [Sonnen] would leave the UFC forever. After watching the clip Landsberg asked Sonnen if he was saying he wasn’t going to own up to that challenge. This made Sonnen irate and he started to head off the deep end. Now I admit that Landsberg should have said something to the effect of “There are some reports that you are stepping down from this challenge, is that true?” This may have caused the interview to go a little differently, but none the less it got worse from there. Sonnen didn’t really want to answer any of Landsberg’s questions and so he kept calling them stupid questions. Then, Landsberg caught Sonnen contradicting himself about his thoughts on George St. Pierre and that was pretty much what ended the interview. Sonnen got up took off his mic and walked out. I thought the whole interview was very unprofessional on Sonnen’s part, but he has never been known to be a real classy guy.

Last but not least, I thought I should touch on UFC 139…briefly. Most of the matches went down just like they should have, the better more experience fighter got the win. The closest fight was the main event between Dan Henderson and Rua. This fight went all three rounds and Henderson won by unanimous decision. A couple fighters put on perfomances that may have saved their jobs for a little longer. Wanderlei Silva won his fight against Cung Le and Urijah Faber won his fight agaisnt Brian Bowles. Both of these men have not been doing anything amazing as of late so winning over some impressive opponents definitely had to have made White reconsider any thought he may have been having of letting them go.

Well, that’s all I have for tonight. I won’t be able to post tomorrow because it is Thanskgiving and I will be busy all day and night. I may not post on Friday either because I work in retail and it is Black Friday. So it most likely won’t be until at least Saturday before I post again. Sorry, if you want, you can always go back and read my older stuff.

Thanks-TFC

Oh So Much to be Excited About!

Right now is an interesting time to be an MMA Fan. Upcoming fights and an awesome surprise in a video game are all going to be topics for this post. Let’s get down to business.

First of all I saw the commercial for UFC Undisputed 3 last night and was overjoyed to see that PRIDE is going to be featured. Now, I don’t think anybody can understand how excited this made me. I love the UFC the way it is now but the more hardcore rules of the PRIDE days and the Legends that came out of this era of MMA are near and dear to my heart. For those of you who are fairly new to MMA PRIDE was one of the first organizations that ZUFFA, the company that owns UFC, bought up when buying up their competition. It was an organization from Japan and some of the rules that you may never see in the USA include head stomps, soccer kicks, and knees to the head. I know, I know, it sounds like a flash back to the more barbaric times of MMA and this may be, but sit down and watch a couple of classic matches from PRIDE and I swear you will be hooked. PRIDE is the organization that brought you Cro Cop, Dan Henderson, Fedor Emelianenko, and Chuck Liddell. I have heard rumblings about a recreation of PRIDE but I am not going to get my hopes up until I see some better proof.

Ok, there are a few different fights that I am excited for so I will run down the list one by one and tell you why I am excited. The first fight I shouldn’t have to explain Hendo v. Rua. I mean, come on. This is a fight that true fans have been wanting for years. I love seeing a wrestler with fists of stone take on a Jiu-Jitsu fighter with unnatural strength. This will be an interesting fight because Rua is very aggressive and could come in trying to take Hendo down right away. On the other hand Hendo is a more methodical fighter who doesn’t mind standing and throwing punches. I don’t know, pretty much everything about this fight makes me happy.

Next is, of course, Brock Lesnar vs. Alistair Overeem. I was so excited when Brock Lesnar went from pro wrestling to MMA. Here was a guy who was breaking innocent wrestler’s necks and on one occasion, almost his own, moving to a sport where he will be paid to actually try and knock people out. I think Lesnar is one of the strongest men in MMA, but I think he is totally outmatched here. Overeem is looking stacked for this fight and he has way more experience training, and common sense. Sorry, I get a little irritated with Lesnar after his stupid rant he did at the one UFC event. You know the one where he talked about going home drinking a competitors beer and climbing on top of his wife. Who, if you don’t know is the woman who by now I am sure is completely plastic, ex wwe Diva Sable. Yuck.

I’m actually pretty excited for the Bisping vs. Miller fight for the Ultimate Fighter Finale. Bisping, I will admit can be a cocky jerk sometimes, but he is also one of the most entertaining fighters out there. I don’t think I have seen a fight of his that I didn’t like. The same can be said for “Bully Beatdown” host Jason Miller. There is a reason why they call him Mayhem. I think both men will come out swinging and it is going to be awesome.

Those are the fights I am most excited about coming up soon.

As always thanks for reading! -TFC

Oops. I made a mistake…and other stuff!

Alright, in the last post I made a mistake. I said that the UFC Heavyweight title fight lasted 55 seconds on Saturday. I meant to say it lasted 64 seconds. I don’t know where 55 came from. The point remains that UFC having one hour for one fight, no matter how important, was not the brightest idea. That brings me to my first topic.

Dana White was furious with the way the media was responding to the quick finish and the way the Fox show was centered completely around one match. He also seemed irritated with fans who were also disgusted with the way UFC 138 was handled. Unfortunately he has very few people to blame besides himself and maybe the Fertitta brothers. “You should have bought tickets if you wanted to see all of the fights and you don’t like to watch it on Facebook”, White said during an interview Sunday. The thing that amazes me is how he went from having action packed Pay Per Views that had more than 3 or four fights to cutting it down to showing the undercard on Spike and now this. Having one fight for the premiere of UFC on FOX. I know he said that this show wasn’t part of the initial deal with FOX but if you are going to go through all of the trouble of creating a respectable card like the one this Saturday, and you are trying to bring in more fans by having a deal with FOX, then by all means show all of the fights on Fox. It is just common sense to me.

Enough of that, I promise I will not talk about this stupid mistake made by UFC for a while. Now on to another questionable decision. Ben Henderson has been confirmed as Frankie Edgar’s next opponent for the Lightweight Championship. Don’t get me wrong, I believe that he deserves this opportunity. The part of the equation that irks me is that before Saturday the possibility of the winner becoming the number one contender for the championship, was only a rumor. Maybe this is just me being paranoid or something, but I find it a little interesting that this decision was only made after the winner had been declared. Not only that, but Guida had built a better winning streak of four in a row before fighting Henderson. When Henderson beat Guida that only brought his winning streak to 3. I don’t know, just something I find a little interesting.

UFC 139 is going to be Hendo vs. Rua. This is one fight that fans have been asking for for a very long time. I am more excited for this fight than I have been for a while. Well, that’s all I’ve got for now.

Thanks for reading-TFC

Boom and Who Was Right?

Tonight was the first ever UFC Heavyweight Championship on Network Television and if you remember, I said it was a bad idea for them to give one match an entire hour. Well, who was right? This match lasted less than one round! Less than 5 freaking minutes. That means that the 0ver 55 minutes of the show was filled with lead up, recap, talking and commercials. I get trying to make an impact by putting the Heavyweight Championship on Fox, but wow one fight for an hour? I don’t get who thought that was a great idea.

The other fight that I was disappointed in tonight was shown on Facebook and supposedly somewhere else was the Clay Guida fight. Clay did what he does best, he went out and put on a great fight, but unfortunately the judges did not see it that way. Whenever he loses though, the thought has to go through my head “I hope Dana is in a forgiving mood”. I’m not kidding, if Clay wants to stay with the company for much longer, he is going to have to be a little more consistent, especially with as fire happy as Mr. White can be. I just hope this wasn’t the nail to Guida’s UFC career coffin. The interesting question is what happens now. Does the winner, Ben Henderson, get the title shot or is Dana going to make him prove himself a little more.

So, will UFC have a lengthy relationship with Fox or will this one match hour long show leave a sour taste in their mouth? And will Clay Guida still have a job with the UFC in the next couple days? We all have to watch to find out.

First Time for the UFC and Overeem issues a lawsuit. Plus is Clay Guida getting screwed?

Hello everyone! First of all I want to let you all know that right now I am in the middle of a two to three day tag team blog with my good friend Tactix. The link to the first posting is www.tnaenforcer.blogspot.com. I would love it if you would hop on over and give it a read through. I want to thank Tactix for the opportunity to team up and give my thoughts on the professional wrestling world right now. But there are fish to fry on my own blog so lets jump right in.

This weekend marks a first for UFC. Saturday, Nov. 12th UFC on Fox will have the first ever Heavyweight Championship match live on Network TV. The Champ Cain Velasquez v. Junior Dos Santos. This is going to be a fun fight because both guys are machines. Cain Velasquez’s best bet would be to use his superior takedown ability and ground and pound as much as possible. This is a five round fight so cardio is going to play a major part in this fight. Any championship fight has the heightened chance for the fighters to gas out. Because these are heavyweights, I think there is a bigger chance of this happening, but one of the things Velasquez is known for his his amazing gas tank. Santos is kind of a fast fighter and usually attacks right out of the gate. This is something he may want to stay away from doing on Saturday. He needs not to worry about ending the fight quickly and worry more about what would happen if he can’t. The only thing that I am worried about is that UFC is putting this as the only fight to air on FOX. This may screw them over since they are giving the event a whole hour. I think if UFC wanted to really impress people, they would show fewer prelims on facebook and foxsports.com. This show should be pumped full of big names and great fights, not one fight, as great as it may be.

In other news, TMZ is reporting that Alistair Overeem is suing his management team because he made a bad business decision and signed a….let’s just call it a shady contract. Evidently he was supposed to give his managers 35% of his income. Plus he says they are refusing to pay him the bonus he was supposed to earn from joining the UFC. I think the real issue is that he realizes how much he could potentially earn from his fight next month with Brock Lesnar and doesn’t want to give any of that money to his managers.

Finally, I ask the question, “Is Clay Guida getting screwed?” Here is what I am thinking. He has won his last four fights and is still not in the running for the title shot. Plus there has been rumors that the winner of his next match may still not get the title shot. I am wondering why is Clay Guida not getting the push that he so deserves. Yes it is true that he has had his difficulties in the past, but he always has entertaining fights. I am really pulling for the guy and I hope he wins this fight because it would be a shame for him to lose his job.

Well, it’s getting late and that’s all I’ve got today. Thank  you all for reading.- TFC

UFC 137 Results Goodbye to Cro Cop

Well, some MMA Legends took some beatings at Oct. 29th’s UFC Pay Per View. First of all BJ Penn lost to Nick Diaz in a 3 round unanimous decision. I don’t think Penn took this fight as seriously as he should have. I know, “big surprise there”. I think the reason Penn pisses me off so bad is that once everyone started calling him a legend, he stopped caring. That is also one of the reasons why Tito Ortiz pisses me off, but that is another can of worms. Penn announced earlier in the year that he is going to be taking some time off, but he didn’t specifically call it a retirement. I guess it is still to be seen whether or not Penn is going to stay out of the octagon for good.

Cheick Kongo beat Matt Mitrione (neither are current legends) in a unanimous decision which isn’t a huge surprise, but “Meat Head” has been looking good lately so I am a little disappointed.

The other Legend who took a fall or should I say, continued his downfall is Cro Cop. I don’t know what is going on with this guy. I mean he comes in looking good and I don’t think that he is the type of person that takes any fight lightly, but he has just not done well since entering the UFC. Well, that all ended at UFC 137 after a loss to Big Country Roy Nelson. “Cro Cop” announced that this was his last fight. It is sad to see him go, but I would rather see him go now, than stick around and suffer more losses to people who honestly may never be as good as he was at the top of his game.

I was very excited to see Brandon Vera pick up a win. He is one of those fighters that you just have a hard time rooting against. He has been on a downward spiral, and I was a little afraid that if he didn’t pick up this win, Dana’s next victim might just be Vera.

All in all it was a pretty good fight. Next on the docket for UFC is 138: Chris Leben vs. Mark Munoz. From a big name aspect, this is a very lack luster card, but you never know, maybe some future legends will be on the card.

By the way, UFC 141 is coming up on Dec. 30th. I hear that the Lesnar vs. Overeem fight is going to be 5 rounds. I don’t know if this is true, but I hope to find out soon. Either way this is one of the most anticipated fights amongst true MMA fans for years. I really can’t wait to see how it turns out. I just hope I don’t have to work that day.

As always, thanks for reading and I will write again soon. TFC