Posted On:2/01/2005 12:07am
Interesting fight, I'm glad they didn't spend much time on the challenge.
Posted On:2/01/2005 12:09am
Style: BJJ - Homeland Security
The series is really taking off now. They got the challenge crap out of the way quickly and got to what the sport is about. Watching Bobby go through weight-cutting hell for the knockout win and $5000 was great entertainment; selective editing aside I don't think it could have been better had they scripted it.
Posted On:2/01/2005 12:12am
Looks like I am the first
'Challenge' wasn't so bad, I was suprised Bobby Southhworth was in such bad shape, he lost by a large margin. His stopping to rest before the finish line wasn't very impressive.
That guy Alex Karalexis was smart, he motored hard and he won't have to risk a fight and getting eliminated.
Note how they took the wrestling coach guy to help Bobby cut weight. It was because of him Bobby actually got in the ring.
They should have told them they would have to make weight, but it made for some drama.
I am moved to believe they added a purse later on when people were complaining.
What can we learn from all this? Don't box a box.
I'm not one to talk but no real good damaging kicks were thrown save for one from Lodune that seemed to hit Bobby in the midsection.
Apparently Ong Bak is coming out Feb 11 round here.
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Posted On:2/01/2005 12:14am
I liked the fact that they showed the fight uncut and not just highlights.... losing 20 pounds in one night is some crazy ****!!
Posted On:2/01/2005 12:17am
Apparently I don't read.
The Man with No Neck
Posted On:2/01/2005 12:24am
Style: submission wrestling
Much better episode than last week. I'm wondering, though, how much of Bobby's trouble making weight was played up for the audience. All of those guys have cut weight, they know what they need to do and how much it sucks. Same goes for that challenge, I think Bobby wanted to get it on and he figured finishing last would guarantee him a chance to turn someone's lights out (which he did, of course). I mean, c'mon, Chuck Lidell having to hold the door shut to keep him in the sauna? I admit, it makes good television, but still.
The fight was pretty good, lots of striking and a pretty clean K.O., a good first fight to have on the series. They can let the submission wizards have their shot in the later episodes.
BTW, am I the only one who feels physical pain seeing WWE on before The Ultimate Fighter. I finally couldn't take it, I just channel-surfed and kept switching back every so often to see if it had started yet. I can't even begin to describe how pissed off I am at the 'sport' of professional wrestling. They have basically raped the **** out of one of the oldest and greatest forms of unarmed combat. Honestly, do those guys realize how ridiculous they look?
"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:2/01/2005 12:25am
Posted On:2/01/2005 12:26am
In the next episode preview I saw Kenny choking someone.
Posted On:2/01/2005 12:27am
Yeah, I hear that he knows a submission or two. . .
Posted On:2/01/2005 12:30am
I think the time and actual weight lost was exaggerated - it's reality tv. The ratio of footage shot to footage used in the final edit on these types of show is easily in the double digits. Still entertaining though, especially the outcome of the fight.
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