Monday, February 28, 2011

Observations from My Couch: UFC 127 "Ultimate From Great Heights Fall the Mighty"

  • Riki Fukuda is now seeing a rape counselor after what the judges did to him in his Nick Ring fight.
  • When Alexander Gustafsson won against local boy James Te-Huna, about one person seemed to cheer – and that was Gustafsson, and he quickly shut up and acted gloomy and morose.  Really, that’s got to blow.
  • Jason Reinhardt: still a can.
  • Ross Pearson vs. Spencer Fisher may have lacked in fireworks, but… No, actually, that’s all I have to say.
  • Kyle Noke.  Beating up TUF washouts so you don’t have to.
  • Well color me surprised, ‘cause Brian Ebersole was very entertaining.  His chest hair was a tragedy, but he kicked ass despite it.
  • Chris Tuchscherer’s best moment in his bout with Mark Hunt was the funky chicken dance he did after getting knocked out.
  • Boy did George Sotiropoulos put forth a great big pile of suck in the Octagon against Dennis Siver.  So much for cutting through the lightweight division like a hot knife through Vegemite.
  • Michael Bisping’s illegal knee to Jorge Rivera’s dome was definitely on purpose.  No one with over 24 sanctioned fights to their name makes a mistake like that.  And his spitting on Rivera’s corner just makes me want to re-watch the clip of Bisping getting KTFO’d by Dan Henderson over and over again.
  • *Googles “Michael Bisping KTFO by Dan Henderson”; watches it; sighs with satisfaction*
  • You can look at the BJ Penn/Jon Fitch fight in one of two ways: either Penn is a badass for fighting a top welterweight to a draw, or Penn is too small for the division.  Regardless, if he had even the tiniest bit of ability to fight back in the third round, that 10-8 round would’ve been a 10-9 round, and Penn would’ve gotten the decision.  And that would’ve been fine by me.  The Hawaiian will always be mighty in my book.

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