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post #51 of 57 (permalink) Old 06-01-2008, 11:25 PM
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It was his first event and the guy is a much better pure play by play guy than Mauro who although I like him gets lost in what he is saying at times and forgets to do the play by play.
Just because he's a good play-by-play guy for football doesn't mean it translates to MMA. I wouldn't make Bob Cole do play-by-play for a soccer match when he's only suited for hockey. Gus was brought in as a familiar face for the spectator, certainly not the fluidity of his MMA-play-by-play, something Mauro does well.
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I disagree sometimes Mauro does very well at other times he gets sucked into the fight and stops doing play by play and starts doing commentary.
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I disagree sometimes Mauro does very well at other times he gets sucked into the fight and stops doing play by play and starts doing commentary.
Sometimes he gets side-tracked with his quips, but I think he flows MUCH better than Gus. MMA is such a quick sport, and you need equally smooth/quick commentators calling the action, not an MMA n00b with a Monday Night football face.
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It was Gus's first event and I think for his first event he did a damn good job. Also with rumors of how well they did on the ratings it's very possible with a couple more events he could be the best play by play guy in MMA something the sport lacks.
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He did a passable job, but in all honesty he could have done much better. He held 2 second pauses between almost every word he said during fights, and he spoke over-top of two guys who could have done the job without him. They really didn't need Gus beyond his familiar face to give the sport a more "credible" feel to non-MMA fans. Mauro and Frank could have done the show themselves, Gus just seemed to slow it all down.

Sure, he's better than Bill Goldberg, but that really doesn't mean much to me.
I agree that Gus wasn't good, but I thought the big problem was Frank. The man was 100x the whore for EliteXC than Rogan is for UFC.
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Alex Kimbo is one of the biggest draws in MMA ATM it made sense why they put it as the main event. Although it would've been great for the main event to be Lawler vs Smith.
I understand he draws but I was referring to the talent level of Kimbo/Thompson. When dude said "the UFC has something that they don't have", I said Kimbo/Thompson because it's the equivilent of putting Kevin Jordan vs. Justin Eilers in the main event as far as talent.

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That didn't look intentional at all to me.

Why would he do that anyway? Lawler was winning that fight imo.
it looked purely intentional to me. lawler is not very bright as you may have noticed. he is, however, a good stand up fighter. i have watched that part acouple of times today and his fingers look to claw at his eye and rake downward. no body else seems to care so maybe it is just me! i do agree that he has clearly ahead too.
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