Monday, March 17, 2014

Observations From My Couch: UFC 171


  • I'm not going to come out and say Bubba McDaniels sucks, because that would be cruel to a fighter who's dedicated so much to the sport. But he sucks.
  • Dennis Bermudez is now far more successful than Diego Brandao, who beat him to become the winner of TUF 14. Think about that.
  • Kelvin Gastelum won. To those of you who had the TUF winner losing within two Octagon appearances in the "The Ultimate Fighter Stinks" pool, sorry. He's definitely beating the odds.
  • Look at Ovince St. Preux slowly creeping up the rankings. What a sly dog.
  • Hector Lombard is a great two-round fighter. That third round is a tough one, though.
  • Add Jake Shields to the list of fighters who are faded and should retire soon.
  • Oh God, please, no more fights for Diego Sanchez. He's going to die out there.
  • Tough break for Carlos Condit, but I'm still not sold on Tyron Woodley.
  • Johny Hendricks versus Robbie Lawler is the closet an MMA bout has come to re-enacting the fight scene in a '70s kung fu flick. They literally stood in front of each other throwing strikes while blocking and parrying. It was ridiculously awesome.


Angel A said...

What a disappointment Diego Brandao is. He looked so promising on TUF. I thought he was definitely an up and comer who would eventually be a force to be reckoned with. I didn't count on him taking his opportunity for granted. He won TUF and his head swelled larger than a melon. He proved this when he came in overweight against Dustin Poirer. Such a waste of talent, hopefully he gets it together.

Jim Genia said...

Agreed. Brandao is a huge disappointment. But he's just one of many TUF winners who've fallen short against the UFC's general population. Jonathan Brookins, Efrain Escudero and Mac Danzig all sucked as well.