Monday, October 11, 2010
MMA Journalist is here at the Wat in NYC - Kru Phil Nurse's school and one the premiere Muay Thai academies in the country - for a Carlos Condit open workout. Condit is here in the Big Apple making some appearances before hopping on a plane to the UK for his UFC 120 bout this weekend, and at this very moment Kru Nurse is putting him through his paces to keep him sharp. "I feel good," says the former WEC champ, who is upbeat and calm. Is he concerned at all with jetlag and getting enough rest before Saturday given his busy fight-week schedule? "Not at all. I can pretty much sleep anywhere at anytime, so I'll be well-rested." Condit will be facing British hairstyle tragedy Dan Hardy, and as Condit appears to be healthy and in solid shape (i.e., that cast on his leg and that festering staph wound don't seem to be slowing him down), it should be a pretty decent brawl.
- Andre Galvao: reminding us in a minute and 48 seconds that world-class jiu-jitsu means nothing when you pit it against world-class wrestling and a mean uppercut.
- It was nice having a female MMA champ that was capable of highlight-reel knockouts and slams. But a slick submission machine as champ is cool, too. Way to go, Marloes Coenen.
- The decision in the Josh Thomson/Gesias Cavalcante bout could definitely have gone either way. And that judge that gave the third round to Thomson is beyond blind; she’s straight up hallucinating.
- How long will Thomson and Cavalcante be out due to injury? To determine the answer, use this simple equation: (the number of rounds fought x 3) + (each past knee injury x 4) + 6. This is the number of months they’ll be out. In other words, expect to see them in the cage again in 2014.
- Nick. Diaz. Kicks. Ass. That is all.