panther56
who saw it and what did you think? overall I thought it was a very entertaining card, even with parysian backing out the day before weigh-ins. the U.S. got to see lil nog in action, which is great because the U.S. needs to take the blinders off and recognize fighters outside the UFC. very entertaining main event fight, Ortiz's crybaby speech at the end was funny to watch.
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thefreak
Also, Johnson reportedly weighed-in at 200 lbs. I know you can eat whatever you want after the weigh-in's, but that's crazy. He should just fight at 205, though then the advantage would be gone.
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spike64
the_freak wrote:


Also, Johnson reportedly weighed-in at 200 lbs. I know you can eat whatever you want after the weigh-in's, but that's crazy. He should just fight at 205, though then the advantage would be gone.


By weighed in do mean walked into the cage at 200? Cause even that I doubt. Rumble cuts a LOT of weight to make welterweight. I think he'll fight there again, because he does enjoy having a size advantage at 170 and that would be lost if he moves to 185. He still has plenty of power.
What I'm getting at is Rumble won't be moving to 205, 185 yes, eventually. But not 205.
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thefreak
Yeah I didn't word that right. I meant he walked into the cage at around 200 lbs (as most mma sites are reporting). He did make weight, but gained around 30 pounds in about 24 hours. It was an exaggeration saying he should fight at 205, but he should start fighting at 185.
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spike64
I think he'll stay at 170 for a while. Remember dude is 25. He's got a lot of time to improve his BJJ. His only losses have come by submissions. I don't really count the eye-poke KO, as that was shenanigans. He missed 170 once, and he was coming off of injury. The other time he didn't make 170 he took a fight on 8 days and lost to a very exprienced rich clementi. Until Rumble proves that he won't consistanly make 170 there is no reason he should move up. Its my opinion that as long as a fighter can make his weight, regardless of how much he cuts, he should fight there.
I hope Rumble comes back strong for his next fight.
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spike64
I thought it was a pretty good card. I didn't feel that Volkmann-Thiago was main card worthy, but we saw all but one fight on the night. There is a lot of people over on Sherdog losing their poo over the main event. I thought it was a entertaining fight. Forrest has never been known for his knockout power so I wasn't surprised when he couldn't finish Tito. But Forrest did put a beating on Tito in the third.
I was disappointed in the entire Rumble/Koscheck fight, sloppy both ways. And that knee didn't even touch Koscheck, and Koscheck's eye poke was blatant in comparison. I still think Rumble will be fighting for the title one day, he will have to improve his ground game though.
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thefreak
Hardy vs. Kos would be a great fight; too bad it won't happen. After GSP takes out Hardy, maybe Kos will finally get a rematch against GSP, and this time the title will be on the line.
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