UFC 65, post fight discussion
11-19-2006 12:59 AM
UFC 65, post fight discussion
Okay, that has to be one of the better UFC events I've seen in a while.
On the undercard, a lot of quick beatdowns which kept the action flowing fairly smoothly. Frank Trigg got beat down more quickly than I expected, but otherwise everything went as expected.
Sylvia vs Monson, I have to say timmy has been working really hard on his ground defense, his triangle and kimura attempts were sloppy as hell but I'll give him credit for trying. Monson just didn't have any way to properly set up the takedown, so this fight was pretty slow and dissapointing.
GSP vs Hughes, all I can say is wow. GSP looked incredible out there... He totally outclassed someone who everyone thought was unbeatable for a long time. His stand up was excellent, and that kick that he caught Hughes with should go in the hall of fame Too bad about those low kicks ending up in the groin, but I don't think they changed anything.
11-19-2006 01:20 AM
It was Mir not Trigg, but I agree that was quick. I think Mir is finished and just drawing a check. He shouldn't have won his last fight they gave him the decision. GSP looked amazing. Sylvia is a goofy looking guy but Monson had nothing for him and looked like hell at the end of the fight. The crowd didn't like the fight but the matchup made for the boring exhibition. I think GSP will be on top for awhile now, I like him and he seems like a genuine good guy. Hughes is still a force against most fighters but good strikers who can defend his takedown can beat him. All for now..
11-19-2006 01:28 AM
Avant's #1 Stunna'
Trigg fought on this card??
Monson didn't look prepared at all. I don't think he brought in any really tall guys to practice setting up takedowns. He did pretty well, but he could have done a lot better with preparation.
GSP. Wow. What an unbelievable talent. Made Hughes look like an amateur. I thought GSP would win, but I didn't think it would be in such a thoroughly impressive fashion. He is going to hold that belt for a long, long time. Incredible.
11-19-2006 01:34 AM
I thought that Monson would have done a little better. I guess this shows that Sylvia is a better fighter then I had thought. Monson is a world class grappler. I think he won Abu Dhabi once. I figured that if he got Sylvia on the ground it would be over. Sylvia held his own on the ground and beat him while standing. As far as it being boring. It’s the challengers responsibility to bring the fight on. Sylvia was smart to hold back and take shots.
On the GSP VS Hughes fight. I was hoping it would go longer. For some reason I was a little saddened for Hughes. Like him or not he’s one tuff guy who never backs down. GSP is a nice guy and had no problem with him winning but did hope it would go longer.
11-19-2006 01:47 AM
I am PISSED that I forgot all about this fight tonight. We had some friends over tonight and I forgot all about the fight! I would have loved to have seen GSP kick Hughes' ass! I've been anticipating this fight for a while now. I guess I'll have to pick it up on the internet. Oh well.....
11-19-2006 01:49 AM
I think Mir is done. He hasnt brought anything back since his injury.
GSP delivered once again. What else is there to say.
As for Sylvia and Monson, that was the snooze-fest of the night. I find Sylvia to be one of the less entertaining fighters in the UFC. I thought he sandbagged that last round rather blatantly and the judges still gave him the 10pts. Brandon Vera should bring a lot more challenge to Sylvia, that is one I wouldnt mind watching.
11-19-2006 01:53 AM
Sylvia and Vera will be a good one. Vera will make Sylvia work and that should be fun to watch.
11-19-2006 01:54 AM
I agree Ex, that was money well spent for pay per view... Just to see GSP handle Hughes like that. I was ecstatic.
11-19-2006 02:11 AM
That one dude from holland that made his debut looked pretty good. That was one nice Thai kick. He would be a good match for Sylvia. I think Vera would be better as a light heavy.
11-19-2006 02:31 AM
GSP! GSP! GSP! GSP!
That was a well-deserved win. I wonder if Hughes still thinks Canadians are a non-violent breed I look forward to some outstanding title defenses...at 170 and 185. I hope this marks the death of the one-dimensional L'n'P wrestler.
I guess Sylvia has had a tough life, and I feel bad for him, but damn is he a boring fighter. He is effective, but damn he is one ugly mofo.
11-19-2006 03:59 AM
Sylvia/Monson was pathetic.
**** 3 month Transformation contest:
11-19-2006 05:04 AM
I didnt see the fights because we order the Morales vs. Paquio fight. Which was a great showing for IMO the most exciting boxer to watch. Pac-man is the Man! Im half filipino as well so im biased lol. There is no doubt he has explosive quick and powerful hands.
11-19-2006 05:59 AM
When GSP won, everyone at the bar I was at just exploded. It was awesome. I really like GSP a lot and matt hughes just seems like kind of a jerk, so I'm pretty happy with the outcome there.
11-19-2006 07:34 AM
Yeah i never liked matt hughes. Guess im a Hughes hater so this is good news i like to see his unbeatable ego get crushed.
Originally Posted by exnihilo
11-19-2006 12:41 PM
Only saw the GSP/Hughes fight. GSP looked much better than Hughes.
11-19-2006 12:44 PM
Without a doubt
Originally Posted by size
11-19-2006 12:53 PM
I ordered the ufc and had this fight recorded by my buddy. I expected Pacquiao to stop him but this time he really did it quick. It will be interesting to see who he fights next. He's going to be an all time great super featherweight.
Originally Posted by pistonpump
11-19-2006 01:22 PM
Glad to see a new champ, matt needed to lose again, had that I can't be beat about him.
I wish tim would have got chopped down...but he was ready for the take down...
11-19-2006 03:46 PM
Vera looked good. I don't know if I'm really sold on him being that good, but I'd like to more of him. It's questionable how good Mir ever was and he doesn't seem to bring anything after the accident.
I was disappointed in Hughes for not trying harder to take it to the ground where I think he possibly could have ended it. I'm not saying GSP wouldn't have stuffed him, but I think we all knew on the feet GSP would KO/TKO him. Anyway, GSP looked good and should make a good champ. I'm looking forward to Diego/GSP eventually.
Monson's just to short for Tim. His ground and pound was worthless in Tim's closed guard. I thought the 3rd round was exciting and the bar I was at exploded when Tim was on the ground. Tim held his own on the ground and proved that like it or not, he's the champ.
11-20-2006 12:44 AM
he fights with so much aggression and he has to be up there in the pound for pound ranks. Def. an all time great. Id like to see hime destroy the other two mexican fighters, barrera and marquez. Barrera is ducking him cuz he got dropped 3 times in the first round agains paquiao.
Originally Posted by fbxdan
Yeah off topic but it was a fight the same night as the UFC so i guess its somewhat on topic lol
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