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#46 Postby pazios2002 » Fri Jun 02, 2006 10:34 am

matt by decision, in one of the slow motion fight of the year. man matt look like he was fighting in slow motion with his punching atleast.

I know matt's right arm was hurt, but what was the other guys excuse?

I really expected more from the tattoo / street fighter guy.

I dont feel the fights are as good, or havent yet been as good as previous years.

I also think that folks are still getting hurt, even though they removed the tasks , so that folks wouldnt get hurt. I guess injuries are going to happen either way. it is a rough, exhausting sport.

Matt is a marked man now. You could see the other fighters looking him over while he was fighting. I realize that is goes on with every fighter, but some folks still really dont like matt. :lol:

I would be interested to know what is up with matt, as far as the way he was sick following the match. He is supposed to be a well conditoned athlete, I wouldnt think that a 2 round match would effect him that way.

I hope for matts sake his arm gets better.
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#47 Postby wannalift » Fri Jun 02, 2006 11:45 am

i like Caleb in the middleweights and that brit in the heavyweights to win it. also i think it appears Ed has seriously overrated himself and his abilities.

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#48 Postby BJJVegan » Fri Jun 02, 2006 3:40 pm

Matt really did look like he was in slow motion. I missed the show last night but i went on to spiketv.com and watch some of the second round. And it looked like they both had been going for like 10 rounds. I just figured they both went hard in the first round and tired themselves out. After watching everybody fight im thinking i want Bisping and Kendall to win. :thumbright:
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#49 Postby SeaSiren » Fri Jun 02, 2006 4:08 pm

I was very disappointed in Matt's performance. He never seemed to take charge of the fight and he certainly has the capability to do so and easily. The man is incredibley strong. Hopefully more training will get him where he needs to be.

I also thought Shamrock's coaching was really, really good. You can really hear him clearly during the fight.

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#50 Postby sinisterkungfu » Sat Jun 03, 2006 7:45 am

SeaSiren wrote:I was very disappointed in Matt's performance. He never seemed to take charge of the fight and he certainly has the capability to do so and easily. The man is incredibley strong. Hopefully more training will get him where he needs to be.

I also thought Shamrock's coaching was really, really good. You can really hear him clearly during the fight.


Matt could have finished the fight so many times. It's a shame he doesn't seem to know any submissions. He had Mike's back on a good 3 or 4 occasions where if he had just slapped on a RNC it would have been over.
I thought it was kinda funny that he had his hands down the entire fight, and was throwing a bunch of lethargic punches, and still pretty much totally dominated.

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#51 Postby ronnie kray » Tue Jun 13, 2006 10:21 am

just saw the most recent episode. sorry to see matt go. though his fight was a bit sluggish and sloppy, he did dominate most of it. too bad he is too injured to continue. all the animosity towards him from the rest of the house just boils down to jealousy of his talent. they are just mad that he is so good, when they figure his hearing should make him more vulnerable. that's my take on it. he can defend takedowns without using his hands for christ sake! ok.. he did show off a bit. :lol:

i was surprised that neither tait nor christian wanted to replace matt and get another chance to get into the finals. turned dana down flat. but ross just went up on my list of cool. stepped right up and said hell yeah i'll fight again. "i'm a fighter, i don't refuse a fight" makes me wanna root for him in the next fight. but we'll see how it turns out.
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#52 Postby sinisterkungfu » Tue Jun 13, 2006 12:08 pm

ronnie kray wrote:just saw the most recent episode. sorry to see matt go. though his fight was a bit sluggish and sloppy, he did dominate most of it. too bad he is too injured to continue. all the animosity towards him from the rest of the house just boils down to jealousy of his talent. they are just mad that he is so good, when they figure his hearing should make him more vulnerable. that's my take on it. he can defend takedowns without using his hands for christ sake! ok.. he did show off a bit. :lol:

i was surprised that neither tait nor christian wanted to replace matt and get another chance to get into the finals. turned dana down flat. but ross just went up on my list of cool. stepped right up and said hell yeah i'll fight again. "i'm a fighter, i don't refuse a fight" makes me wanna root for him in the next fight. but we'll see how it turns out.


He's fighting Bisping, who is ranked as one of the top fighters in Europe. Bisping is definitely the favorite to say the least.

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#53 Postby finbarrio » Wed Jun 14, 2006 8:55 am

I was pretty shocked at Tait and Christian turning down the fights.

I was also shocked at how good Kendall was. I thought Caleb was going to the finals for sure. I thought he'd win it in fact. I don't know if he broke ribs or not. I've cracked ribs a couple times and can't imagine getting kneed in them afterwards. Sneezing with craked ribs was bad enough.
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#54 Postby ronnie kray » Wed Jun 14, 2006 10:52 pm

finbarrio wrote: I've cracked ribs a couple times and can't imagine getting kneed in them afterwards. Sneezing with craked ribs was bad enough.

i can second that. years ago a truck slammed into the side of our car. nobody was seriously hurt, but it messed up my ribs. they were not broken, just a slight fracture. any cough or sneeze and i was in serious pain. so if i recieved a kick or knee i know would be on the floor rolling around in pain. i can only imagine the pain Caleb was going thru. hats off to him just for trying to continue.
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#55 Postby pazios2002 » Tue Jun 20, 2006 10:28 am

I am not all that excited about the finale as I have been in the years past. I was looking foward to a match between Matt and Bisping....that would have been good.
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#56 Postby ronnie kray » Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:56 am

so the finals are set for tomorrow night. michael "the count" bisping vs. josh haynes, ed "short fuse" herman vs. kendall "spider" grove, and the main event kenny "the lethal elbow" florian vs. sam stout. any thoughts or predictions?

i like bisping in the light heavyweights. and i'd like to see kendall take it in the middleweight division, only because he is slightly less cocky than ed herman. they are both pretty cocky though. this fight is probably the one i am looking forward to the most as they seem to be a good pairing up.

i don't know much about sam stout, so i can't make any prediction there. i will say that kenny seem to have improved alot since his loss to diego sanchez. especially in his defeat of kit cope, who is a 4 time muay thai kickboxing champion and 2004 thailand bare knuckle champion. and kenny nearly broke his arm. so i am looking forward to see what he can do again.
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#57 Postby finbarrio » Fri Jun 23, 2006 11:32 am

I go with Bisping too. He's very quick and as a tkd guy, I like all the kicks. And his flying knee was night was awesome. Plus, I respect that Josh got here mostly on heart, but he doesn't have the skills.

Herman and Kendall should be a good fight. We haven't seen as much of them during the series as other fighters - they hardly showed them training at all. I was impressed when Kendall took out Kaleb. So I'm going to go with him. I don't think Herman's ground and pound is as effective as he thinks it is (not that it could EVER be).

Florian and Stout are both enigmas. Neither look overly dangerous, but I've seen them both win fights that I thought they had no hope of winning. I'll pick Florian, though, 'cuz he seems cooler and I think he's from Boston or the area.
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#58 Postby SeaSiren » Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:15 pm

I'm going with Bisping and Herman

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#59 Postby BJJVegan » Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:25 pm

I think Herman VS Kendall is going to be a pretty even match up. So i think it will be a great fight. In the end i think Ed Herman will take the win.
As far as Josh VS Bisping, to me it looks a little lopsided. I think Bisping will just tear through him no problem.
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#60 Postby BJJVegan » Sat Jun 24, 2006 10:16 am

I was thinking about something. Pretty much no matter how good either of these fighters do, we will more than likely see each of them in the UFC. Only 2 of them can win the contract but we'll still see the losers again. :smt062
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