Sunday, July 8, 2012

Observations from My Couch: UFC 148 "Ultimate Barbecue at Anderson's House"

  • Shane Roller sure did win that wrestling match with John Alessio, and Alessio sure did win that "Hitler Youth" haircut contest.
  • Riki Fukuda busted out the groin strikes and eye gouges, and still he lost.  Take that, Krav Maga proponents!
  • My man Shish-Khabib may have looked about as technical on the feet as an epileptic breakdancer, but he did do enough to win.  Or, at least, Gleison Tibau did absolutely nothing.  So, yeah.  You know.
  • Melvin Guillard.  Man, you just never know what you're going to get with that guy.  Is he going to thrill you?  Is he going to stink up the joint?
  • All praises due to Mike Easton for not wearing a Speedo.  Or maybe, all praises to Dennis Hallman for getting them banned...
  • That had to have been the easiest paycheck Chad Mendes ever earned.  Next time Zuffa just throw money at him.
  • The official reason for Dong Hyun Kim's tap out was "heartburn".  Dude needs a Zantac.
  • Cung Le is still marginally fun to watch.  Just don't give him an opponent who can beat him.
  • Tito Ortiz may have retired after that bout, but someone needs to tell Forrest Griffin that the clock is ticking on him, too.  He looked like an old man in there - and when he bolted from the cage, he was a crazy old man.
  • With that complete ownage of Anderson Silva in the first round, Chael Sonnen proved yet again to be one of the division's best and most capable.  With that awful spinning backfist that led to Silva finishing him off in Round 2, Sonnen also proved to be RIDICULOUS.