There a those who train to get into shape, and then there's Chris Corr, a New Generation Karate rep who transformed himself from pudgy 175-pound scrapper to svelte 133-pound grappling machine. At yesterday's UCL, Corr - known affectionately as "Psycho" to his teammates - notched his first MMA win, dominating a game Doug "Lionheart" Ahammer on the ground from the beginning of the first round to the end of the third. But what was most impressive was how far Corr had come and the knowledge that it took one heck of a lot of hard work for him to get there. Throughout the years a number of talented bantam- and featherweights have stepped into the ring at the UCL; it may be time for Psycho to hunt them down one by one.
Monday, September 21, 2009
- After the beating suffered at the hands of Vitor Belfort, Rich Franklin must really be hating Brazilians right now.
- After the beating suffered at the hands (and knees) of Junior dos Santos, Mirko CroCop must really be hating that he can't do steroids for his US fights.
- After the beating suffered at the hands of Paul Daley, Martin Kampmann must really be hating that no one at Xtreme Couture taught him how to do takedowns.
- After the beating suffered at the hands of Josh Koscheck, Frank Trigg must really be hating the fact that he's gotten old.
- Holy crap did Hermes Franca look out of shape and untrained.
- After the beating suffered at the hands of Efrain Escudero, Cole Miller must really be hating all that time spent practicing jiu-jitsu instead of boxing.
- After that beating suffered at the hands of Tomasz Drwal, Drew McFedries must really be hating the Polish lack of vowels in their names.
- Jim Miller's jiu-jitsu is so good, he doesn't even have to touch you to dislocate your shoulder with a kimura.