Sunday, April 18, 2010
- Three title fights featuring top-level guys and the worst possible scenario came to fruition: all three bouts went the distance. Jesus, what a crapfest. I love MMA, but I watched almost the whole thing on fast forward (thanks DVR!).
- Someone give Gegard Mousasi a pregnancy test. After all that humping on the ground, he might be having King Mo’s baby in nine months.
- Good lord did Shinya Aoki suck. I don’t know what was more disgraceful: the fact that he had no striking skill or wrestling, or the fact that he was the number two lightweight in the world going into that bout.
- Dan Henderson looked great for one round, then he looked spent. Jake Shields may have beaten him, but I think Father Time should get the win.
- Am I the only person out there who thinks Jason “Mayhem” Miller isn’t completely at fault for that post-show brawl? The dude was only trying to create hype for a future fight, and after 15 painful rounds of fanbase-killing non-action, hype is what Strikeforce needs more than anything.
- So long future CBS broadcasts. We hardly knew ya!
Talking to the doctor post-show and it seems Gian Villante fractured his humerus - which is the bone above the elbow - and not his forearm as I'd originally thought. The doctor said they could hear the snap from their seats cageside. Yikes. Congrats to Demetrius Richards for trekking out from Nebraska and pulling off the upset. It's a damn shame he got booed the way he did. Other stars of the night: Jessie Riggleman, who put away a tough Tuan Pham and looks like he may give Louis Gaudinot some trouble when they meet for the belt; Jimmie Rivera, who absolutely owned Carlos Oliveira; and David McMahon, who was getting clobbered by Jose Viera Jr. but turned it around with his cardio and a rear naked choke. ROC 29 was definitely one of the good ones.