Damn, This Guy is a Beast: Rampage Jackson
- 06-12-2006, 10:16 PM
Damn, This Guy is a Beast: Rampage Jackson
Rampage's highlight shows many of the best in MMA at their worst
Grappling Submission Wrestling
- 06-12-2006, 10:33 PM
06-12-2006, 10:54 PM
Damn, I'm still a newb w/MMA, so I only saw bits of the first fight. I can't believe Silva owned him. I saw a few interviews where he talked non-stop shiznit about Wandy.
06-12-2006, 11:10 PM
Their second fight has one of the best/worst KO's I have ever seen. Wandy knees him from a clinch, lets go, and Rampage falls through the ropes. At least you acknowledge the presence of PRIDE, so don't consider yourself a TUFer. I have only been training for about a year, but it is the funnest and hardest sport out there.Originally Posted by Beowulf
06-13-2006, 06:24 AM
I just found about 25 Pride DVD's on Netflix, so I will definitely have some entertainment while I do cardio in the a.m. My neighbors should definitely be frightened when they hear fight announcers going crazy at 5a.m. b/c the volume is cranked to be heard over my loud ass elliptical.Originally Posted by Rogue Drone
06-13-2006, 09:08 AM
You will enjoy Pride. I find it to be much better fights than UFC.
Jackson is an exciting fighter. He destroyed current UFC champ Liddell. Problem with Jackson is that he ran into Silva.
Jackson will be fighting Matt Lindland is roughly a month. Should be interesting since Lindland usually fights a t a lower wieght and Lindland has amazing wrestling skills.
Arona should have never been slammed by Jackson at his level of bjj, the counter is so easy and he probably has done it 1000 times.
06-13-2006, 09:42 AM
Ha ha...my eliptical is really loud too and I do the same thing! Anyway, I have had netflix for years now and I have tried to keep up with the Pride DVDs as I feel they are pretty kick ass overall. Critical Countdown 2004 is definitely worth the the rental. I'm pretty sure that it's one disc of a tournament from that year. Check out Pride's website and try and rent them in order. Since you're a newb you probably won't know who is going to win a lot of the matches.Originally Posted by Beowulf
06-13-2006, 11:32 AM
06-13-2006, 11:42 AM
Rampage used to be my favorite fighter...it seems ever since he was "born again," he hasn't been the same.
06-13-2006, 11:57 AM
Silva knocked it right out of him! That knock out was demoralizing and could have potentially been career ending in a sense that he has not been the same since, jmo.
06-13-2006, 12:00 PM
Yeah God can make you Peaceful, But RJ is a beast, as he Liddel has to know that knockout was one of my all time favs. PRIDE is just the best of the WORLD!!! and UFC has great people but not the best in the world... What i would love is Silvia and Fedor... Match in heaven...
06-13-2006, 12:08 PM
Rampage suffers from lack of a good training camp. Team Oyama never really helped him that much, it was his sheer talent carrying him through. If he trained consistently with a good team like Quest, MFS, or AMC Pankration he would be hard to beat.
Thje Lindland fight will be intereting but I see Quinton just overpowering Matt. I don't see Lindland being able to keep Page down and he can't stand with Jackson or he will get hurt. But damn, that WFA card looks great with a lot of great match-ups.
06-13-2006, 04:32 PM
06-14-2006, 12:49 AM
06-14-2006, 01:53 PM
Maybe he meant Silva/Fedor?
BTW, did anyone hear of Jerome Le Banner's challenge to Tim Sylvia a few months ago? I really, really hope Le Banner comes to the UFC. How badass would that be??
I rarely speak in absolutes or so dramatically when it comes to MMA, but Le Banner would demolish Tim Sylvia. And oh, how I would love to see that.
06-14-2006, 02:00 PM
I do believe they're in different weight classes though...would have to be an open weight tournament.Originally Posted by Sir Savage
What organization does Le Banner fight in? I don't recall hearing this name...or at least I can't put a face w/it. Is this they guy from K-1? If it is, I really like the guy, but history shows that most K-1 guys don't do so well transitioning into Pride/UFC...of course there are exceptions ala Mirko Cro Cop.
06-14-2006, 02:25 PM
06-14-2006, 02:34 PM
Okay, I know who that is now. I haven't seen him since he lost to Ernesto Hoost for the K1 championship a few years ago.
06-14-2006, 02:36 PM
I had already put Pride "Fists of Fury" at the top of my Netflix. It just came today. 60 min. of cardio went by like nothing. I watched Overeem vs. Nogueira, Jackson vs. Rua, and Crocop vs. Coleman. Jackson vs. Rua was a strange fight. Jackson's talent was still obvious. He had some amazing reversals, etc., but I can see what you guys mean about him not being the same after Silva's knee. He looked nothing like he had looked in the highlight, though he did kick it up in the last 3 min. or so. Regardless, I couldn't believe he got the decision. He said a few words at the end about having limited time to train for the fight; I'm curious to see what happened in the April 2005 tournament.
Crocop vs. Coleman was a joke. Crocop is a beast! His takedown defense was absolutely amazing. He is definitely one of the best to watch.
06-14-2006, 02:47 PM
Another fight to look for would be Silva vs Crop Cop. I haven't seen it, but I'm sure it was a great battle (Pride 20...in my queue now!).Originally Posted by Beowulf
06-14-2006, 03:22 PM
UFC and K-1 have some sort of talent swap agreement to let their fighters compete in each organization. They mainly did this for Royce Gracie and BJ Penn, but I think that LeBanner and Sylvia are going to fight at some point.Originally Posted by Sir Savage
Also, on a side note, Brock Lesnar has a contract offer from both the UFC and K-1, but has yet to sign.
06-14-2006, 03:45 PM
He is probably the best heavyweight kickboxer in the world.Originally Posted by stxnas
He recently beat Bonjasky in a K-1 Superfight.
06-14-2006, 09:39 PM
06-19-2006, 06:24 PM
Page is training with Team Punishment... Matt Hamil, Josh Burkman, Kendall, Soloman, Josh Barnett, Ivan Salaverry, Joe Stevenson, Tito of course, and a bunch of other guys up in Big Bear. That should be a hell of a group to make one great camp.
TitoOrtiz.com For some pictures.
Oh yeh... I say Tim takes LeBanner with relative ease. Tim's ground game should be enough to take LeBanner by itself, not to mention that Tim has a granite jaw. He's taken two perfect shots from AA and while both knocked him down, neither knocked him out.
06-19-2006, 07:12 PM
LeBanner will destroy Sylvia. He has a ground game (I think he trains with Dean Lister) not to mention a wicked set of hands/feet. Sylvia talks a lot of ****. He called out Fedor once and anyone with more than TUF knowledge knows that Sylvia would last less than a minute with Fedor.Originally Posted by SHSUStudent
06-19-2006, 07:23 PM
I think most would agree about Sylvia vs Fedor, but I had no idea that LeBanner was still around...not to mention that well rounded! He'll definitely know his **** if he trains ground with Lister.Originally Posted by Rodja
06-19-2006, 07:55 PM
Originally Posted by Rodja
Been watching MMA since mid 90's, no TUF'er here. Fedor would eat Tim yes, but we are talking about LeBanner.
Perhaps saying Tim wins with relative easy was a bit over the top, but I still pick Tim in that fight.
06-19-2006, 09:15 PM
1) I've never been a huge AA fan, but the guy is a world class striker. (and I know it's cool to hate on AA right now) He is one of the fastest, most athletic, and most accurate fighters in MMA. Credit where credit is due.Originally Posted by Rogue Drone
2) Yes, I am familiar with all those names. I don't have any problem with you having an opposing opinion, but please don't assume I'm a "TUF'er" and don't know anything about MMA.
3) Tim is a Miletich fighter and I have to assume that if he took LeBanner down he would have a significant advantage. I know that Tim strikes in most of his fights, but that does not mean he couldn't alter his gameplan. I think Tim could take him to the ground and if he did I think he would have a good chance to finish him.
4) Isn't this thread about Rampage? lol
You guys take a look at the pic on Tito's website? He really is taking those TUF guys under his wing. I think Matt Hamill is going to turn out to be a pretty decent fighter in time if he continues to train with Tito. Can't wait to see how good Matt really is when he fights Jesse.
06-19-2006, 09:36 PM
06-19-2006, 09:41 PM
I'm learning so much
BTW, I have Pride Critical Countdown and Bodyblow coming from Netflix. Looking forward to cardio this week
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