Holy Cro Cop?!?! Wtf?!
- 04-22-2007, 03:43 AM
- 04-22-2007, 03:57 AM
I think you're right Beo. If you lose by being pressured once like when Fedor beat him, learn from it and don't let it happen again. Chuck looked better against Randy in their last 2 fights after getting the pressure from him in the first. He tried to fix the holes. I think some may still be there, though.
Gonzaga had a great gameplan, but CC should have had an answer. And not training with a cage......
- 04-22-2007, 03:58 AM
BTW, Gonzaga's kick didn't appear to have anything near the technical beauty of a CC HK, but it appeared the knob of his inner ankle bone caught the pressure point behind the ear.
Mirko definitely seemed to be feeling Gonzaga out, but one can't always assume that there will be time to do so.
Bad night for Team CC. Werdum needs to learn some TDs. I only saw one pathetic TD attempt.
04-22-2007, 04:01 AM
I'll be surprised if CC doesn't have a substantial injury to his leg. I was surprised he gave a post-fight interview. Let's hope he comes back strong and fights AA. I'd love to see that.
04-22-2007, 04:02 AM
Someone help me make sense of it all!
What is going on??
Does this mean Franca could actually beat Sherk?!
I'm just stunned. How can you not train in a cage, CroCop?! And he looked completely unprepared for elbows, too!
04-22-2007, 04:11 AM
Elbows were definitely a problem. He defended them well with his own elbow a few times, but didn't keep it up.
What can I say, us M*******s are too ****ing TUF! (yeah, that was sarcastic)
BTW, I heard Franca outwrestled and dryhumped Sherk in an underground NHB match last week
04-22-2007, 04:13 AM
BTW, for those who think unpredictability is a problem, I've heard the argument that predictability in boxing is a problem. I don't know, but if CC destroyed Gonzaga, we wouldn't be nearly so worked up and curious, so who knows.
04-22-2007, 04:14 AM
04-22-2007, 04:31 AM
04-22-2007, 04:40 AM
But if Franca wins by Praying Mantis-style Kung-Fu chop or some sh*t I'm going to f*ckin' flip out.
04-22-2007, 05:19 AM
04-22-2007, 07:07 AM
04-22-2007, 08:15 AM
The only way I could be more shocked by something is if Ralph Maccio would reprise his role as the Karate Kid, fight Fedor and crane kicks him for the KO.
Unreal what's going on this year.
04-22-2007, 12:36 PM
I do like a good display of the sweet science but I prefer the suspense of MMA.
04-22-2007, 01:53 PM
I just woke up hung over after this crazy dream that Crocop got KO'd by a HK, and then I got on hear and drunken-babbled.
04-22-2007, 01:58 PM
04-22-2007, 02:06 PM
04-22-2007, 04:40 PM
Here's what actually happened. Dana hired Chuck to fly in there and poke Cro Cop in the eye before he got KO'd. Heres the proof.
Edit: Its Back!
I dont even consider anyone an underdog against an elite fighter any more, esp Rampage vs Chuck. But Chucks blazing fast eye poking speed shows maybe he has super powers.
04-22-2007, 04:44 PM
So it could go Rampage by flying windmill kick, Rampage by stank breath, or Chuck via Three Stooges-style eye poke.
04-22-2007, 05:15 PM
CroCop looked very dissapointed at the end there when Rogaine was talking to him. Nasty landing that guy took...lets hope he isnt CroCrap now.
04-22-2007, 06:12 PM
Well there is an upside to all these upsets. We know that they aren't throwing fights (don king effect)in the ufc yet. I know there is no way crocop would have taken a kick like that on purpose, it could have broke his friggin neck!
04-22-2007, 06:21 PM
04-22-2007, 06:32 PM
04-22-2007, 06:57 PM
04-22-2007, 08:04 PM
I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the machida fight. He looked really good, though he used his usual boring style for the first two rounds. Round three though, wow. He looked fantastic. He actually tried to finish the fight! Right now there's no way they'll give him a title shot because he's just not that exciting to watch, but if he can finish his next fight I think Dana will give him a go at it.
04-22-2007, 08:29 PM
04-23-2007, 10:12 AM
04-23-2007, 12:37 PM
I think Gonzaga is a talented guy and will be in the top 15 to 20 or so for a while. I worried Mirko might have trouble with him on the ground (def. didn't see the head kick comimg), but Mirko is a favorite of mine and I worry before any of them fight. He probably deserves more respect than people are giving him. His gameplan was great and sacrificed a no doubt painful mid kick to get the takedown and pound Mirko with elbows for 3 minutes. Mirko's usually impenetrable defense may have been weakened by this punishment. He looked out of the fight when he started eating elbows. Although, to some extent he looked out of the fight when Gonzaga didn't just stand there and take punishment.
I don't know where that lightning quick straight left was that punished Silva so much.
Dana's gotta be pissed. Investing huge sums of cash in Mirko and Heath Herring to them both get destroyed/look like crap. Machida hasn't been much of a draw either. Werdum wasn't so impressive. Rampage is his last hope, well maybe Nog too.
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