Posted On:1/16/2003 6:02pm
Style: Karate, Wrestling
Do I have to say it?
I hope he'll be in the game. It'll be interesting to see how they balance him... ball and chain that he can't use as a weapon, one hand tied behind his back, opponent gets a revolver, etc.
Clap your hands everybody,
if you got what it takes
'Cause I'm Kurtis Blow
and I want you to know
that these are the breaks!
"The morning glory blooms for an hour. It differs not at heart from the giant pine, which lives for a thousand years."
The Man with No Neck
Posted On:1/16/2003 6:09pm
Style: submission wrestling
Okay, I agree that Vanderlai hasn't had too many hard recent fights (although I think his fight vs. Dan Henderson was a good indicator of how tough he is), but he really goes after people. Never a dull moment with Silva in the ring.
"I had once talked to Billy Conn, the boxer, about professionals versus amateurs - specifically street fighters. One had always heard rumors of champions being taken out by back-alley fighters. Conn was scornful. "Aw, it's like hitting a girl," he said. "They're nothing."
- George Plimpton
Posted On:1/17/2003 1:53am
I hafta agree with Asia, Sak is the man. =) He's such a cool guy. Remember the Renzo fight? Sak did a cartwheel trying to get past Renzo's guard for chrissake! A CARTWHEEL! Anyone who does cartwheel's in a MMA match is cool in my book.
Posted On:2/19/2003 12:54am
No doubt that Yoshida is the new kid on the block, and for me the guy to beat. Yoshida vs Silva would be outstanding. The reason Judo people get pissed off about the Gracie's is cause they ripped off all the Judo techniques and claimed them as their own invention. Everybody in the Judo world know's Helio was taught Judo by a Japanese immigrant and just changed the name in order to make money.
Almost no one in the BJJ world is aware of this. They've bought into the propaganda hook,line, and sinker.It always amazes me when a guy who's been studying BJJ for 2 or 3 years walks into our Judo Dojo, and when he sees someone doing an arm bar pr triangle choke says, "Oh, you guys practice brazalian jujutsu here!",like BJJ invented these techniques and us Judo guys are trying to learn Gracie stuff. We were doing it for years before the Gracies appeared on the scene and will be doing it for years after they disappear. We just never made such a big deal about it. That's why everyone gets so heated over the rivalery.
Such as thou art, sometime was I.
Posted On:2/19/2003 1:02am
Style: Brazilian Jiujitsu
It's not the techniques. It's an entire strategic outlook. Thanks for the post Ghosty. Welcome to the board.
**The most miraculous power that can verifiably be attributed to "chi" is its ability to be all things to virtually all people, depending on what version of the superstition they are attempting to defend at any given moment.**
Normally, I'd say I was grappling, but I was taking down and mounting people, and JFS has kindly informed us that takedowns and being mounted are neither grappling nor anti grappling, so I'm not sure what the **** I was doing. Maybe schroedinger's sparring, where it's neither grappling nor anti-grappling until somoene observes it and collapses the waveform, and then I RNC a cat to death.----fatherdog
Posted On:2/19/2003 1:29am
I like pulver and uno, they're very underrated.
didn't uno beat ortiz once? I thought he did.
Me, I'd like to see yoshida vs sakuraba.
Here's hoping tank gets his ass kicked.
Absorb what is useful reject what is useless.
I punch people
Posted On:2/19/2003 1:31am
The Axe Murderer... I just love his mentality. It's 100% "GO"
It's only fun and games until somebody loses and eye. Then it's fun and games in two dimensions!
Posted On:2/19/2003 1:25pm
Style: Chinese Boxing
and believe it or don't
Go away I'm talking to myself
Posted On:2/19/2003 4:52pm
Posted On:2/19/2003 7:54pm
The next GRACIE HUNTER!
Yoshida vs BJJ Practitioner(especially the Gracies)
Is there going to be a rematch between Royce and Yoshida?
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