UFC 128

  1. UFC 128


    Hi all. Goin to UFC 128 tomrw to see my bjj coach Kurt Pellegrino fight. He is back after 8-9 months of rehab and training from his acl tear. This fight will be free on Facebook too! Card in general is pretty sick and I am pumped! Anyone have predictions?


  2. Jones did not look all that good to me against Bader. He won but he was flat.

    He better bring a better fight than that against Rua. All that Pride experience will make Rua extremely dangerous for Jones who does not many fights against top ranked opponents.
    Training around a jacked up neck.

  3. Quote Originally Posted by specmike View Post
    Jones did not look all that good to me against Bader. He won but he was flat.

    He better bring a better fight than that against Rua. All that Pride experience will make Rua extremely dangerous for Jones who does not many fights against top ranked opponents.
    Really? The fight that ended in TKO after Jones out-wrestled the guy who's known for his wrestling? I'm not saying tonight's fight is a gimme by any means. If anything, I'd say it's possibly an even match up, but I don't know what it takes to impress you if Jones' last fight didn't do it.
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  4. I think Jones has fought stepping stones and gatekeepers but no top 10. Skilled fighters always look their best against these. We shall see how good he really is tonight.

  5. I'm on the fence for Jones vs Shogun. Jones is the stronger more athletic fighter, but Shogun is the more skilled more experienced. Jones will probably be nervous for this fight. I dont know i think its anyone's fight.

  6. Quote Originally Posted by JohnRock View Post
    Really? The fight that ended in TKO after Jones out-wrestled the guy who's known for his wrestling? I'm not saying tonight's fight is a gimme by any means. If anything, I'd say it's possibly an even match up, but I don't know what it takes to impress you if Jones' last fight didn't do it.
    Jones strength is dynamic striking. He looked flat and never took the fight to Bader. He won so apparently he did execute a solid game plan but Bader is no Rua. I don't see him doing well against Rua if he fights tenatively again.
    Training around a jacked up neck.

  7. So far, Jones it is,...

  8. Impressed yet?
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    I hate when they do the whole "welcome to the (throw in most recent newly crowned champion) era" but I have to say I can actually see that happening with Jones. He made Shogun look like a bum. He has the skills and the physical ability to be dominate. That reach is a nasty thing to overcome. Shogun was basically just running in just to get in range. He has the right type of wrestling background. Plus didnt seem to be phased by the big stage. It FEELS like the most likely way he would lose is random wtf a la Matt Serra.

  10. Jones was ridiculous I don't know anyone that can give him a run in lightheavyweight at this point.....

  11. Well I guess Jones is the real deal. The reach and wrestling advantage had Shogun neutralized. Very one sided. Who can tame the reach?

  12. Quote Originally Posted by luclyluciano View Post
    Well I guess Jones is the real deal. The reach and wrestling advantage had Shogun neutralized. Very one sided. Who can tame the reach?
    This guy and this guy only. He fights out of India.


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  13. So far, in every interview I saw before this fight, Jones is very humble. If he does not let the fame, press, and Dana White pull a "Don King" on his brain, he'll be a great champion. Incredible combination of skills and ability for sure. It's nice to see a young guy shake up what in my opinion had been becoming a stale division.
    Training around a jacked up neck.

  14. bones jones baby!!

    i knew this kid was good the first fight i saw him in.

    the f'ing man.

  15. and did anyone happen to catch that 3 hours before the fight he stopped a man from robbing a lady in the park and held him in a leg lock untill the cops showed up!

    amazing.

  16. Yeah, I saw that. Reading about it was way less annoying than hearing his version though. Leave the stories to the writers and the fighting to the fighters, I say.

  17. yea bones is the man. i wanna see more high flying greco tosses next time he fights!!
    BJJ = life

  18. Impressive as hell, and he's actually vicious, too. Side stomps aimed at the injured knee, rape choke, chin-grinds, forearm on throat...natural born killer.
    Paging Dr. Banner. . .

  19. Quote Originally Posted by OnTheRoadTo View Post
    Impressive as hell, and he's actually vicious, too. Side stomps aimed at the injured knee, rape choke, chin-grinds, forearm on throat...natural born killer.
    Natural born in so many ways.
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  20. That was SUCH a great fight ! I knew Jon Jones would take that belt, I think he is a great kid, with an amazing future ahead of him.

    Personally, the best part of the night was when the crowd started chanting "USA ! USA! USA! USA!"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=068KA...ailpage#t=193s

  21. That was my least favorite part. I'm not much into nationalism, though. I actually like and respect both fighters quite a bit.

  22. yea the USA chants are gay. this isnt USA vs Brazil people
    BJJ = life

  23. Quote Originally Posted by VolcomX311 View Post
    This guy and this guy only. He fights out of India.


    Haha that would be an epic match up.

    Quote Originally Posted by AntonG42O View Post
    yea bones is the man. i wanna see more high flying greco tosses next time he fights!!
    Agreed got to love the tosses. Throws people around like rag dolls.

    Quote Originally Posted by OnTheRoadTo View Post
    Impressive as hell, and he's actually vicious, too. Side stomps aimed at the injured knee, rape choke, chin-grinds, forearm on throat...natural born killer.
    Dont forget the headbutt to the chest

    Quote Originally Posted by AntonG42O View Post
    yea the USA chants are gay. this isnt USA vs Brazil people
    It really is annoying. I could see if the person was anti American or something, but I cant think of a fighter who openly says they hate America It isnt like this is the Cold War or the WWE where lame story lines are needed to make things interesting.

  24. Yeah, I could have done without the Chants. Against someone like Michael Bisping, sure, but he plays on his Nationalism as super Brit, which is fine, but Shogun isn't like that at all.
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