GIJoe6186 like boys, mainly his brother
Posted On:11/01/2007 7:06am
J-Roc was cool, Hughes was a dick it seems. Especially how he talked about J-Roc doing the same thing Dan did last time, how he was so dissappointed.
He even alluded to them not being real fighters, yet he went off on Danzig a while ago for doing just that!
J-Roc would have done better without all the stress which Hughes was in part responsible for. Not saying he would have won, just saying he would not have been tooled like that.
Posted On:11/01/2007 8:00am
Style: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
I was extremely surprised. I really expected to see Jared fight in his bout. Instead, he spent the whole time measuring distance with his punches, throwing blatant round kicks at nothing, and generally trying harder to look good than he was trying to win.
George looked pretty good. Footwork and head movement kept him unpredictable. He used his jabs to open his opponent up, instead of just keeping him off. He had a good takedown attempt from the clinch (though Jared did defend it pretty perfectly). He started off a little stagnant, but started listening to his coaches towards mid-match to become a bit more unpredictable with his strikes.
Woot for Team Serra being 6-1, now. One more prelim to go!
Posted On:11/01/2007 8:21am
FYI - Here is Danzig's blog on Week 7.....
Yes, I am smarter than you are.
Posted On:11/01/2007 8:22am
Style: TKD, BJJ
You guys seem to have killed their database server....
Posted On:11/01/2007 8:40am
George looked SHARP before and during the fight. Complete confidence, calmness and absence of fear. Him just chilling eating breakfast while Jared was clearly bothered by it was interesting. It also looked liked Jared tried to play a little intimidation game at the weigh-in which obviously didn't work.
Regarding his atitude in the house, if he's up at the crack of dawn working out, maybe he's tweaked that the other guys are drinking and staying up late. Who knows? You have to admire his focus and drive.
Are Serra's guys naturally good strikers or is Ray Longo just that good of a coach? I'm sure he's great 6-1 has GOT to be more than luck. (Obviously Sell and Serra are coaches as well, but there's a lot of solid striking from Serra's team).
I can imagine George's ground game is pretty solid too...he's a Machado BB I think.
It's pretty obvious that everything that Serra said about Hughes being an egomaniac is 100% true. It's a team effort, and Hughes isn't running things like a team (contrary to what he said in previous episodes). Him saying Jared looked like he "didn't even want to be in the fight" was fucking bullshit. George and Jared were trading, and it looked pretty even up to the scramble on the ground IMO. When George clocked him that was it. Up until that point it could have been 10-9 either way or a tie.
Hughes is a god-awful coach. I expected Longo and Serra to be better based on the fact that they have schools and train people all the time, but Serra/Longo/Sell are light years ahead of Hughes.
Great episode, even though I think next week will be pretty lame.
My prediction for December is George vs. Mac, with George winning. I'm also going to go out on a wild and crazy limb and say that Serra will beat Hughes first round TKO. Hughes likes to try and play mind games, but Serra's not playing or buying it. I think Serra has better standup (and really "heavy hands" to quote Rogan) and will be able to deal with him very well on the ground.
Last edited by HongKongFukYu; 11/01/2007 8:52am at .
"Yes Neko, please keep telling me more about your manly collection of Star Wars audiobooks"
Posted On:11/01/2007 9:23am
Serra's blog is up too, hre's a little piece
Serra on J-Roc
"That said, I think itís ironic that, out of everybody there, he was the one making fun of my voice in his post fight interview. Not for nothing, but he makes Carlton from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air sound like DMX!"
Originally Posted by Phrost
Yeah, you're probably right.
But still, something about having a black guy or a lesbian jump out from behind a garbage can yelling "SURPRISE GONG SAU" at any of your big-named RBSD kooks makes me giggle like a little girl.
Originally Posted by Phrost
There are two kinds of members on MAP:
1. LARPers/Partial Artists
2. People who haven't heard about Bullshido.
The Mighty McClaw to Fox when refusing to fight AnnaT.
Originally Posted by TheMightyMcClaw
Don't fight girls? When are you living, the 1850's? I suppose you think they shouldn't work or vote either.
Get with the times and punch a chick.
Wingchundo's response after I called him a "*****"
Originally Posted by wingchundo
Hey, I resemble that remark!
Ok, time for a snappy comeback.... uh...
OK. Here goes.
You are what you eat!
Posted On:11/01/2007 9:27am
EDIT: El Neko, can you post the link to Serra's blog? I can't find it. Thanks!
EDIT 2: Nevermind...found it here:
Last edited by HongKongFukYu; 11/01/2007 9:41am at .
Posted On:11/01/2007 9:43am
Hahaha, I just read Hughes' week seven blog. The line that stuck out for me was:
Originally Posted by Matt Hughes
I know Tommy (Speer) is gonna give 100 percent, no doubt about it. Thereís no quit in him, and he reminds me a lot of me.
Is it just me, or didn't he say that exact same thing about Jared, this week?
Posted On:11/01/2007 10:04am
Style: TKD, MT, KEMPO
Serra may not come off as the All American Boy, which is what Hughes trades on, but he keeps it real. He's makes his guys feel like winners (they confident when they go in) and underdogs (they know to work hard before their matches) at the same time. Basically, people might want to be in a picture with Hughes, but would have more fun hanging with Serra. It's like BJ Penn/Jens Pulver all over again- "Can't you see how great I am, that should be inspiration enough!!!" That guy George seems like a prick, and probably is, but on the flip side, he's in it to win it. At any time in the next few weeks, especially at the rate things are going, he'll have to fight one of his "teammates". It's not a team sport, period. Now, if they were all competing for different weight classes and prizes- he'd be an uber ass*8le, but they are working towards one prize. No ones going to jump in the ring and help him fight, right? This isn't a fraternity. Really, set your own alarm, jeez.
Posted On:11/01/2007 10:12am
Originally Posted by new2bjj
set your own alarm, jeez.
That's exactly the issue, there are no alarms
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