Sunday, May 20, 2012

Observations from My Couch: Bellator/TUF/Strikeforce Mash-Up

-Megumi Fujii got screwed yet again.  I'm really starting to feel sorry for the poor woman.

-I like Karl Amoussou and find his style exciting, but his bout against David Rickels will forever be "the one where that dude had to get his cup changed in the cage".

-Al Iaquinta was simply a straight-up predator against Andy Ogle.  It was almost as if Iaquinta was toying with him before he killed him.

-It's been a long time since a fighter won me over by getting his ass kicked, but Virgil Zwicker did it.  The dude was getting murdered, yet simply would not stop coming, and managed to get a few good licks in to boot.  Pure awesomeness.

-When Rafael Cavalcante wants you to lose, you lose with a quickness.

-Gilbert Melendez vs. Josh Thomson III was astoundingly good and entertaining, and really, that decision could've gone either way.  That said, please, don't let these guys fight each other again.  They are literally killing themselves in there, shaving years off their life from all the punishment, and I think it would be cool to see them turn those energies towards fresh opponents.

-Josh Barnett will forever be the man.  Daniel Cormier, however, is the one shining gem produced by the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix.  I can't wait to see him destroy in the UFC.