Monday, February 22, 2010
- I don’t understand it. It was an overseas fight, no one really had to worry about a legitimate post-fight drug test, and his opponent was a scrub. So why did Mirko CroCop look less than amazing?
- Keith Jardine sure does get knocked out well.
- I don’t know where this version of Georges Sotiropoulos came from, but he looked fantastic.
- See what happens when you stop feeding Michael Bisping tomato cans? He loses and whines about it.
- Someone please explain to me why Chris Lytle went through all those knockdown-drag-out stand-up wars when he could’ve been winning via submission the entire time. Please. Explain it.
- Stephan Bonnar and Krzysztof Soszynski… must… try… to… care…
- Cain Velasquez had a tougher time with Cheick Kongo than he did with Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira? Lord, kill me now.
This was one of the best Ring of Combats in a while. Bellmore Kickboxing’s Ryan LaFlare can now be considered one of the Northeast’s best 170 pounders and should only be facing other top dogs – like Tom Gallicchio, Greg Soto and Matt Makowski. Edson Barboza’s KO of Nabih Barakat was frightening. Barboza has clearly come into MMA with a ton of a striking experience. And TSMMA’s Louis Gaudinot took out a really hot prospect in Tuan Pham, and he did it on the feet, which is where Pham is strongest. Looks like the only way to beat Gaudinot is via lay-and-pray, and it should only be a matter of time before that chink in his armor is sewn up.