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Cheick Kongo's groundgame

Posted 02-29-2008 at 04:46 AM by Biowza
Well this is my first blog, since forever I'm assuming this works in the same way as a post so I'll just go by that. However if something happens, don't blame me, its my first time.

Now, this blog is intended to clarify my position on the ground game of Cheick Kongo, a lot of people have been saying "HUR HUR, Biowza thinks Kongo could sub Nogueira HUR HUR" as well as "Jus coz he subb'd sub guy who iz crap duznt maek him a ground wizerd, HUR". So let me clarify...
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Contract Madness

Posted 02-27-2008 at 07:33 AM by MalkyBoy
Recently there have been lots of threads and general attention drawn to the UFC’s negotiation of contracts. Now Dana’s abrasive style is well known and that could and may well be the cause of this, however there may be others factors at play.

I think money may be a driving force, and the recent downgrading of Zuffa’s credit stance has been well documented and I have a feeling that the UFC may not have a great cash flow currently. I’m a football (soccer) fan and I follow the Scottish...
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Weapons Training for the Development of Empty-Hand Skills

Posted 02-23-2008 at 01:38 AM by Onganju
I was perusing the number of Martial Arts publications at my local supermarket when I had decided to pick up the April 2008 issue of Black Belt Magazine. "Black Belt?!" you might be interjecting. Yeah I can hear it now, "Isn't that just filled from cover to cover with TMA crap?!" No, not at all. While it may be one of the oldest martial arts publications in existence (many of those years before the world wide acceptance of MMA, and before the GJJ Info-mercial inception of...
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MMA vs. Boxing....Friend vs. Friend.....

Posted 02-21-2008 at 07:21 PM by Screwaside
[INDENT]This has long been a topic of discussion/arguement with a friend of mine and myself. Our main arguements consist of which sport right now is more exciting, which is more popular at this point in time. Of course I'm always on the side of mixed martial arts and him on the side of boxing. A little history on myself, I AM a long time boxing fan since probably about six. MMA or the UFC in general started when I was about thirteen. Ever since it's inception my interest in MMA has grown and grown and my interest in boxing has pretty much died to the point where I only watch Klitchko or PBF.[/INDENT][INDENT]First off right now how many hardcore boxing fans are out there? Sure you have you're degenerate gamblers and such who watch strictly to try and get the lights turned back on but the sport is in decline. As far as recognition by the general public you have an aging De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather. The heavyweight division is in sad shape but has potential to step up a little with the unification thing they have going. Besides that boxing has been tainted by gambling scandal and mob influence for years. I don't like watching a fight and not really knowing if it's legit. [/INDENT][INDENT]One thing my friend always insists on is there is entirely too much hugging and dry humping in MMA. (I guess he forget about the standing love fests in boxing)There was a time when the ground game kind of turned me off save the ground and pound. Now adays I see these ground artists who are so skilled the ground game is more like a chest match and I compare the banging stand up more to checkers. I am now a big fan of submissions almost as much as the stand up game. My favorite fighters are guys who excel at both or are dominant in one and still very good at the other. Though MMA as a whole doesn't share boxing's tradition (though many of the respective arts go back thousands of years) I feel it has surpassed it in terms of excitement and knowing to fighter's are putting it all on the line instead of a possible alterior motive. [/INDENT][INDENT]Taking a look at my channel guide on cable I see dozens of shows every week dedicated to the sport of MMA. I do not see nearly as many boxing shows (unless you count boring rematches on Showtime and HBO). This to me probably speaks in terms of popularity what's on top right now. I mean the networks want what the people are gonna watch right? Boxing will always have it's dinosaur purists but in terms of growth I believe MMA is booming right now. It used to be friends of mine back in the days meeting up at someone's house to watch a boxing pay per view. Now a days? It's the latest UFC, WEC, or Elite XC card. In closing with markatable stars like Lidell, Rampage, Fedor, Cro Cop, GSP, Anderson Silva, Kimbo Slice, Tito Ortiz, and Randy Couture I believe the MMA game has surpassed boxing in terms of big name marketability as well [/INDENT]
{Sorry guys if I'm a bit off, it's been a crazy week}...
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Interested in seeing...

Posted 02-16-2008 at 06:08 PM by MLS
I posted a thread with this, but I don't know how many will read it there. So I thought I would post it here as well.

So tonight we have EliteXC tonight as well as Pavlik/Taylor II in boxing. Now this EliteXC isn't a real strong card, but has Kimbo. And the Pavlik/Taylor fight is a rematch, with a crappy undercard. But what I am interested in is seeing the ppv numbers of the two. Neither are real strong cards, but I think the rematch between Pavlik/Taylor would be considered the bigger fight. But if a not so strong card can match ppv buys with a stronger boxing card then I think boxing might need to start getting a little worried. Because if this EliteXC xard does well against the Pavlik/Taylor fight, then what chance do they have if this same fight was put up against a UFC card?

Now Floyd Mayweather has been boxing's money maker lately, but he can't fight every month. But the UFC is putting up pretty decent cards every month. Mayweather's fights with De la Hoya and Hatton drew huge ppv buys, but those fights are rare now. And Mayweather's rematch with De la Hoya will draw big numbers, but that is three fights that drew huge numbers for boxing compared to what the UFC will do in a year. With the fights that have been confirmed, I think its safe to say this will be a big year for the UFC. How will boxing answer? They have the rematch between Mayweather and De la Hoya, but what else? A couple of good fights, but nothing like a UFC card. Boxing relies on one fight to carry a card, where as the UFC has multiple fights to carry the card.

I am a MMA and Boxing fan, but to me it doesn't look that great for boxing when compared to the UFC. Boxing will never die and the UFC may never get the ppv buys of a Mayweather/De la Hoya, but boxing should definitely be looking over its shoulder....
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