· Sept 06th – Diaz no-shows Toronto presser
Friday, October 28, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Last night at the 2011 Espy Awards, Manny Pacquiao won the award for Best Fighter. Yes that’s right, a boxer. Out of the four nominees, there was one fighter that stood out head and shoulders above the rest, Jon “Bones” Jones. Let’s break this down for a moment. Sure Pacman is more accomplished than the young 23 year old champion but this award isn’t called the Best Fighting Career, it’s called Fighter of the Year. According to ESPN.com, Manny Pacquiao was nominated for his unanimous decision win over, then 38yr old, Shane Mosley in May of 2011 and for his November unanimous decision title fight victory against Antonio Margarito. During that same time span, Johnny Bones fought 4 times and finished all 4 opponents by either TKO or submission. The last two were only 28 days apart which makes him that much more of a beast. The first of the two was versus promising prospect and previously undefeated Ryan Bader which Jones choked out in impressive fashion. His most recent fight was against UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua; Jones dismantled the champion. If an average person who does not know MMA would watch that fight they would think that it was a mismatch in Jones’ favor and that Rua had no business in the cage with someone of his caliber. To top it all off, in the process of dispatching Shogun, Jon Jones became the youngest champion in UFC history. The Espy’s are decided by fan voting but to think that more people voted for Pacquiao’s two snoozefest fights over Jones’ reign of terror is absurd and sickening. This just shows that people still aren’t well educated in the beautiful sport that is MMA and even though it is the fastest growing sport in the world, it still has a long way to go to truly become main steam. Jon Jones, you deserved that award.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Time after time Lebron James has oustanding performances during the regular season and through the opening rounds of the playoffs. But time after time he fails to come up big when it counts. The Finals. How can someone who shows that his "talents" and his athleticism is head and shoulders above the rest of the competition come up so small down the final stretch. This year in the Finals James only has 9 4th qtr points, Dirk has 44! Who can forget the 2005 NBA Finals when he was merely a spectator when the Spurs swept his Cavaliers. Lebron had 8 points in game 4 of the 2011 NBA Finals, the lowest in the playoffs in his career...Michael Jordan's lowest scoring playoff game was 22. Which brings up the question, are the expectations the world has for King James too high, unfair even? Is this who he is, a ridiculously talented athlete with no killer instict? The answer is not clear yet, only time will tell us. What is clear is that we have a great series on our hands and recommend we just sit back and enjoy it.
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Usually by now I would have already posted my thoughts and predictions for the upcoming fights at UFC 129, however, I will not be doing that this time. Due to the fact that I take pride in only posting fair and unbiased opinions on here, I am afraid that I cannot be unbiased when it comes to my boy GSP. So what I want to hear from everyone what they think tonight's fights will bring, upsets, business as usual? Let me hear your predictions.
Friday, April 8, 2011
On Saturday April 9th, Nick Diaz will defend his Strikeforce Welterweight title vs Paul "Semtex" Daley in what is set up to be an interesting match-up . Semtex is a knock out artist with very heavy hands but I feel that Diaz is too crafty and patient for him. Diaz will be more than willing to sit back and dodge all the haymakers that Daley has to throw at him in an attempt to land the knockout blow. Even if he lands one or two, Diaz has proved again and again that he has a solid chin. Diaz is a beast!He can pick Daley appart with his pin point accuracy and superior boxing skills or finish him on the ground with his high level jiu-jitsu. Paul Daley is a good fighter but Nick Diaz, love him or hate him, is a true martial artist.
Officially, Nick Diaz will be stepping into the cage carrying a nine fight winning streak, however, his last loss came in late 07 vs KJ Noons.In that fight he lost due to a cut he suffered and the ringside doctor stopped the contest. Few years later they had a rematch and Diaz went on to beat KJ in a 5 round decision. Earlier that same year, his record shows a no contest vs Takanori Gomi, he actually destroyed Gomi but the athletic commission later changed it to a no contest due to a failed drug test(weed not P.E.D's)What I'm getting to is that his last true loss came in 2006 at the hands of Sean Sherk, that's a pretty good run if i say so myself. If he goes on to beat "Semtex" on April 9th he should be considered the No. 2 Welterweight in the world and should challenge GSP for the UFC title. Diaz is the only welterweight out there that poses a threat to GSP's reign of terror over the division. Search your feelings you know it be true!
Saturday, February 5, 2011
It has been called Anderson's toughest test yet. At UFC 126 Anderson Silva is scheduled to defend his title once again versus Vitor Belfort. The fight has been talked up more than any non Brock fight in recent memory but what i cant understand is how the media brainwashed everyone into thinking that Vitor is going to put up a good fight. Can someone please remind me who he has beat that should make me think he's dangerous.Lets see...his last fight (which was over 1yr ago) he beat Rich Franklin by TKO, that would be impressive if Anderson hadn't already made Franklin his girlfriend....twice. Before that he almost killed a 40 year old Matt Lindland, before that he knocked out Terry Martin who's glass jaw is only second to Glass Joe. Vitor has not beat a legit middle weight, or a legit light heavy for that matter. When they guy's highlights on the promo leading up to the fight consist of him still wearing shoes in the octagon, you know he hasn't done anything in a long time. Everyone has a chance and he may very well win tonight but there has not been any evidence of him putting up a good fight.