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Anyone watch UFC83 last night?
« on: April 20, 2008, 02:35:38 PM »
UFC 83 was a great view.  The fight action was pretty good.  My favorite was the tall, lanky fellow that shuffled away from Nate.  I was waiting for the "rope a dope" turnaround, but unfortunately, it never happened.  Sure, it was no fight, but it was genuine fight entertainment.  If Nate was so good, he should have changed his strategy of continuously chasing the other fellow at a slower pace.  If he's that good, he should have been able to take the other guy out after a sprint or strong take off. 

What's up with the walking advretisements, especially the website dyed into Goulet's hair?  These guys are starting to look like human billboards - like race car drivers.  You're watching the show to see a good manly event, and then you have a car driver interview with ads like Planter's Peanuts on his chest and Scott's lawn fertilizer on the collar.  I find the ads all over the fighter pants to be distracting, which is probably what the advertizers want.  It would have been funny if that vegan fighter had ads from Birkenstock , Boca Burger and Whole Foods.  I'd like to see the ads between the fights and out of the cage area.  It's like baseball.  "Oh, it's a home run over the "Washington Mutual:  How can I get you a no-point loan?" wall !

GSP is amazing to the point of being unreal, though he shouldn't be wearing those tights pants !  I'm glad he suited up at the end and put on his black belt.   His uniform read Shidokan or something like that.  Isn't he Kaju ?


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Re: Anyone watch UFC83 last night?
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2008, 03:22:31 PM »
I didn't think GSP is Kaju.  You might check with GM Gelinas.
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Re: Anyone watch UFC83 last night?
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2008, 04:36:36 PM »
I thought the majority of the fights last night were reasonable.  Your right though, Nate should have knocked that guy out.  Also  I'm glad Rich Franklin won even though he was fighting a Ft. Worth Texas boy.  Travis Lutter didnt seemed to have what it took to take Franklin despite his Machado Jiujitsu black belt.
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Re: Anyone watch UFC83 last night?
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2008, 06:05:59 PM »
GSP is Kyokushin.........

Kalib Starnes ran pretty much the whole fight.  My wife said: Wow, what a boring fight.  I agreed with her.

The GSP fight and the Franklin were pretty good.
McCarthy  was show-boating then paid for it.
Danzig was relaxed the whole fight, he did good
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Re: Anyone watch UFC83 last night?
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2008, 06:16:19 PM »
UFC 83 was a great view.  The fight action was pretty good.  My favorite was the tall, lanky fellow that shuffled away from Nate.  I was waiting for the "rope a dope" turnaround, but unfortunately, it never happened.  Sure, it was no fight, but it was genuine fight entertainment.  If Nate was so good, he should have changed his strategy of continuously chasing the other fellow at a slower pace.  If he's that good, he should have been able to take the other guy out after a sprint or strong take off.

Though funny, that fight made me feel bad for Kalib. Either he got hurt, or Nate was in his head, and he just became unwilling to engage. A shame when you're the hometown guy, and the fans are cheering for your opponent.

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What's up with the walking advretisements, especially the website dyed into Goulet's hair?  These guys are starting to look like human billboards - like race car drivers.  You're watching the show to see a good manly event, and then you have a car driver interview with ads like Planter's Peanuts on his chest and Scott's lawn fertilizer on the collar.  I find the ads all over the fighter pants to be distracting, which is probably what the advertizers want.  It would have been funny if that vegan fighter had ads from Birkenstock , Boca Burger and Whole Foods.  I'd like to see the ads between the fights and out of the cage area.  It's like baseball.  "Oh, it's a home run over the "Washington Mutual:  How can I get you a no-point loan?" wall!

Did you notice GSP didn't have any sponsorships across his uniform, t-shirt or banner, beyond his own website and camp? I wonder if he really doesn't make money with any sponsors. He has to be one of the most sought after fighters in that market.

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GSP is amazing to the point of being unreal, though he shouldn't be wearing those tights pants!

As you could imagine, I was behind Serra 110% in that fight, but I gotta hand it to GSP. The way he combo'd his movements together was just jaw-dropping. Very glad that they both were gracious and classy at the end, without Matt making excuses or GSP gloating. Good showing all around.

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I'm glad he suited up at the end and put on his black belt.   His uniform read Shidokan or something like that.  Isn't he Kaju ?

Putting on all those clothes just to take them off again? So inefficient! ;)

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Re: Anyone watch UFC83 last night?
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2008, 06:49:38 PM »
Being able to witness this event live was incredible. Over 20,000 screaming fans. Unfortunate that they booed as much as they cheered.

Mac Danzig handed Canadian Mark Bocek a severe beating. Jason MacDonald showed how much he has improved with his win over Doerkson. Starnes will probably never be invited back to the UFC after his "Running Man" performance with Quarry. Michael Bisping showed why he is a force to be reconned with in the middleweight division. Travis Luter's game plan came up short against a revitalized Frankilin. GSP was one motivated individual. Going to the ground against a ground specialist and then mixing it up for the rest of the fight. I would not want to be Serra's ribs today. I could feel the force at my seat and winced.

Good show.

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