Thursday, July 12, 2012

Observations from My Couch: UFC on Fuel TV 4

  • If there was a level lower than a Facebook fight - like maybe a bout shown on Myspace or Friendster - I'd suggest that's where Marcelo Guimaraes and Dan Stittgen be relegated to for future UFC events.
  • Man, how heartbreaking for Rafael Natal to deliver such a thorough ass-kicking, only to get creamed in the final eight seconds of the second round.
  • Chris Cariaso and Josh Ferguson both looked like good, solid competitors - which bodes well for the flyweight division.  I don't think there's any 125-pounder out there who can move the needle in terms of pay-per-view love, but these throwaway Fuel TV cards and FX outings should be packed to the gills with these little guys.
  • Don't change, Bruce Leroy.  We love you just the way you are.
  • You never know what you're going to get with Anthony Njokuani.  It's either going to be something mildly exciting or just a big pile of suck.
  • Congrats on the win, TJ Dillashaw.  Now fight someone real.
  • Never call him "Francis".  If you call him "Francis", Carmont will gut you.
  • Thank goodness he found victory at welterweight, because a cut to lightweight would've been masochistic for Aaron Simpson.
  • I've seen Joey Beltran before.  That scarecrow in the cage was not Joey Beltran.
  • What's most impressive about Chris Weidman, and what makes the comparison with Jon Jones so very apt, is how fast he learns and evolves as a fighter.  THAT'S the future right there.