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    Al Bundy on Gracie BJJ, UFC, and more...

    http://videos.proelite.com/46768
    He is a brown belt (!) and has some interesting thoughts on the state of MMA.... many will disagree with him, I think he has some good points though.

    #2
    Thanks for the find :)
    Curiosity killed the cat. But damn it had a blast.

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      #3
      I think he's actually pretty right on most counts.
      I'm picturing you drooling onto the keyboard as you type, one eye rotating independent of the other as your hands mash the keys. - Sophist

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        #4
        I think he chats shit

        Big padded gloves - so nobdy breaks their hands with those things on?

        Nobody hits like a pro -Even though their are ex pro boxers within the ranks? Obviously doesn't understand that you can't just 'box' in an MMA fight.

        Hughes beat Gracie with BJJ but 'didn't hit him'... Funny, i remember Hughes' positional domination but i'm sure the fight finished via GnP, which i think may involve a little bit of hitting

        No undefeated fighters - it's not boxing, a great boxing defence is not gonna save your ass

        Liddell's punching - he doesn't punch like a boxer, he trains that Kempo business

        And it's not 'teh s7r33t'

        I just think he doesn't know as much as he likes to think.

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          #5
          he is wrong about the serra punch. short armed people can hit hard as hell. rocky marciano had the shortest reach of any heavyweight (or cruiserweight for that matter) champion, yet he has the highest knockout percentage.
          the man is the epitome of an ass face, in that he spews shit from the hole in his face.
          Last edited by couch13; 8/11/2007 3:05am, .

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            #6
            Wow. I think Ed is kinda missing the point with UFC. Its a sport, plain and simple. And those "Big padded gloves" are really only 4 ounces. And they hurt, a lot. He should try getting smashed in his face with one and then he can shut up. And what is he talking about with "revolving champions"? Matt Hughes only had one defeat from UFC 34-63, and Tito Ortiz had 5 title defenses before his loss to Randy Couture. I think Ed doesn't like that its become a sport and not style vs. style match up like it was. Those guys that fought in the first UFC's wouldn't stand a chance against todays fighters UNLESS they cross trained like they do today. Ed, stick to tv, please.

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              #7
              He's right about a lot of things, but the notion that there are no evolved fighters, and the notion that there are no good strikers I strongly disagree with.

              The evolved fighter is not the fighter who is the best at everyhing, it's the person who's the best at one thing, and is able to force the fight into that realm.

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                #8
                Originally posted by spirez
                Nobody hits like a pro -Even though their are ex pro boxers within the ranks? Obviously doesn't understand that you can't just 'box' in an MMA fight.

                Hughes beat Gracie with BJJ but 'didn't hit him'... Funny, i remember Hughes' positional domination but i'm sure the fight finished via GnP, which i think may involve a little bit of hitting
                I just think he doesn't know as much as he likes to think.
                Ed O'neill is a GJJ guy, not a boxer. His opinion about striking in MMA is pretty much the same as a lot of people who watch boxing and mma but don't understand how the former can and can't be applied to the latter.

                He was spot on about Hughes. Striking had nothing to do with Hughes winning, the only thing strong about his GnP is that he can put you in a position where you can't defend yourself. At that point, the referee has no choice but to stop the match. All those strikes that he threw at Penn's face the second time they fought? None of that looked damaging in the least. Striking for Hughes is a formality necessary to get the referee to end the fight.

                Lastly, Ed O'Neill prefaced the interview by saying he has opinions, like any guy. The interviewer wanted to hear his opinions. This whole thing wasn't about what Ed knew (technically speaking) but what he thought about everything. Right or wrong, the guy's enthusiasm for the sport bleeds through and that was good to see.

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                  #9
                  he criticizes mma gloves and praises boxers who have relevantly larger gloves for having superb punching ability?

                  he talks about no tyson like undisputed champion in the UFC, has he ever heard of fedor?

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by spirez
                    Big padded gloves - so nobdy breaks their hands with those things on?
                    He's bang on about the gloves.

                    Wraps and Gloves protect your hands, they allow you to throw punches a lot harder then if you were not wearing them. Yes, your hand can still occasionally break with gloves on, but it is far less likely then without.

                    Adding Wraps and Gloves has greatly increased the number of punches that are thrown in MMA.

                    This has made the sport more exciting to the fan that wants to see the strikers, but it has lowered the realism of the sport.

                    Doesnt make me dislike the sport, and I wear wraps and bag gloves to work the bag, I like my hands the way they are.
                    "Sifu, I"m niether - I'm a fire dragon so don't fuck with me!"

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                      #11
                      Glad to hear Ed now a Brown Belt, last I hear he was a purple belt.

                      Anyway, the interviews asked him for his opinions, he gave him. He didn't come off as "I know all" just "hey, this is what I think." He makes some good points and some meh opinions.

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                        #12
                        He got his brown belt, at an advanced age, at that. He's got a right to his opinions, right or wrong.
                        "Coffee is for Closers" GlenGarry Glenross

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                          #13
                          "I've been watching MMA since it started. Or at least when Royce got involved in it. So that's pretty much when it started."

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                            #14
                            I'm impressed as hell that he's a brown belt. Didn't know he trained.

                            As far as his opinions - whatever. He's a gracie nutrider. But at least he's a brown belt nutrider.

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                              #15
                              When someone's trying to take you down, punching doesn't look as pretty. How is this hard to understand?

                              And has this guy never heard of Anderson Silva or Fedor? Both of them have both great stand up and ground work.

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