That is a sweet HL clip of Wand, Rodja. I hope he enters to Sandstorm as well and I'd like to see Nog enter to his "No - guier - a" music. On the countdown show, Wand was sparring with Kampmann who seems like a great training partner to sharpen him technically.
RJ Jr. was amazing. What happened to him late in his career?
Didn't see this earlier, edit boy. What happened to Mr. Pound for Pound, RJ Jr? Y'all must've forgot!
He just got older, lost a little of his amazing speed, and Tarver had his number. He also suffered from not having any real competition throughout most of his career. We never got to see how good Roy could've been, IMO.
He's fighting Felix Trinidad at 170, Jan 19. Hopefully we'll see the old RJ. After being KO'd by Glen Johnson and Tarver he needed a nice break. I'd love to see him in shape and motivated.
JLB beat that Bok Choi (is that a pun? ) eating Pitutary Freak decisively at the K-1 WGP finals twoish weeks ago. The Techno giant has virtually no lateral movement, no RJ, jr. Rooster shuffle in him, all Fedor has to do is flank him and he'll go down and out like a hamfisted version of Giant Silva.
This is the first MMA vid I ever put up, and still the very best Portrayal of why the Participants of Pain and PRIDE were special. Ferocious fights between dynamic Kickboxing and Jits melded Combatants under less restrained rules and the duress of longer stamina revealing rounds. R.I.P; hope to see these ways and means again.
That still is the best HL clip Rogue. I agree that there was something special about Pride. The atmosphere, sense of grandeur, respect of the audience and better rules made it larger than life. The main fighters seemed to have more personality too.
I also still think that Wand would have beaten Chuck in 03 at the GP if that had happened.