12/11/2011 2:10pm, #61
12/11/2011 2:21pm, #62
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- Dec 2007
- Richmond, VA
Loved this card. Good showing all around!
12/11/2011 2:28pm, #63
12/11/2011 2:34pm, #64
Even though I was betting on Jones and gambled in his favor. I had a nagging feeling that Machida may pull off the upset here.
Thankfully, I went with my first inclination and came out $40 ahead ( my friend is a krotty nutrider lol).
I felt bad for Mark Hominick. It just goes to show how important it is to do all the little things right, especially when you are facing that level of competition.
I don't think it was an easy night for him in any case, or for anyone in his corner, since they were without Tompkins for the first time.
I think he will recover.
Tough evening for Canadians overall ( 2-7 on the night)." If one wants to have a friend one must also want to wage war for him: and to wage war one must be capable of being an enemy." - Fr. Nietzsche 'On The Friend' Thus Spake Zarathustra
12/11/2011 3:09pm, #65
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- Apr 2009
- Thunder Bay / Canada
Machida looked great standinging up, but he looked a bit sloppy in his grappling. Even Jones said he expected more movement from him, being a black belt in Jujitsu. I thought he'd be able to escape his guillotine. I'm probably just disappointed because the first round got me pumped up to see Machida win.
12/11/2011 3:51pm, #66
I love Machida. And I was REALLY pulling for him in this fight, and certainly his striking has been the most effective yet against Jones. However, all of you saying that it would have ended in a KO for Machida seem to forget that Jones's submission came off of a Lyoto knock down off of Johnny's left.
Here's the harsh reality:
Machida is a great striker - that said, both Jones AND Shogun have shown that he is exposed to a good counterpunch himself, due to the fact that he wades in vertical with his chin out. He needs to fix this, or his career is going to go the way of all the other great strikers who have gotten glass-jawed from too many clips and drops. For his sake, and for mine as a fan.Originally Posted by Sarcastro
12/11/2011 3:53pm, #67Originally Posted by Sarcastro
12/11/2011 6:16pm, #68
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- Vista, CA
Again, I'm not saying he would have definitely won. But if the ground work and elbow from that position hadn't happened, he would not have gone down like that.
Also, that Ortiz/Lil Nog was crazy. Ortiz had no response while Lil Nog just kept beating the **** out of him. I felt like I was watching a documentary about the Rwandan Genocide and the ref was the international community.
Seeing Big Nog's arm get snapped like that was intense, but he definitely brought it on himself. I was (pleasantly) surprised to see him do so well against Mir in the standup department, though.
12/11/2011 6:32pm, #69
You know guys, even though it's a non-issue, really,
but I am sad when I think that the kids of today see people who do this after fights:
I think I miss the guy who did this after fights:
12/11/2011 6:37pm, #70
Originally Posted by Sarcastro