Ok I listened to it last night.
Thought maybe you would of given thoughts about the main event, it was probably FOTN.
I enjoyed it though, I love listening to people's views on MMA as I can't talk to ANYONE about it here where I live. Only person who watches it
I didn't realise anybody would be that shocked over Houston losing anymore though:P Especially to a sub guy. I agree that he doesn't have good standup either.
If anything I was impressed by Houston, he was actually better than I thought he would be at avoiding the takedown, he also layed a wooping on Schafer for most of the round. But yeah, wasn't too suprised that he lost.
I enjoyed listening to the bit about the TUF guy that Curtis interviewed. Since I haven't watched the first show yet, I'm looking forward to see how this guy looks now.
I agree about Ed Herman, would be nice to see him go to train at ATT. Good idea.
Glad you spoke about DREAM and Sengoku. Just a lil mistake not sure if it was a slip of the tongue or what, but Roger Gracie already had 2 fights in MMA.
I don't know if we can say Xande and Roger WILL be a force just yet. We would of been getting a better idea about Roger if his fight with Wiuff was still on
Because Wiuff is a tough well rounded fighter who could of tested Roger's chin. I think it was Curtis who brought up the point about Frank Mir, said that they can be good in MMA with just there jiu jitsu because Frank was.
I think we're in a different era of MMA now, people are so much more well rounded that I don't think you can have "just jiu jitsu" or just striking anymore. Especially in the Light Heavyweight division, which is probably where Xande will fight?
You said that if Bisping thinks that Leben doesn't have a chin because of the Anderson fight, and if he's thinking "if he can do it, I can do it" That he's underestimating Leben's chin and overestimating his own power. I was just wondering if there is an interview with Bisping that made you say this?? Like did Bisping actually say anything silly like that or not?
They probably won't have Anderson Silva as a coach on TUF because of the language barrier.
I agree USA are tons better on the ground and wrestling than UK, USA have college wrestling and the like. UK don't do that unfortunately
I don't think the Lesnar/Couture match is too close on betting websites.. That is a very tough match for Couture, he shouldn't just be ahead odds wise because he is smart.. Brock is going to be alot stronger, Couture doesn't throw too many submissions off his back, therefore this is a seriously tough fight for Couture. Being smart does not matter if you cannot choose where the fight stays. I'm not saying he can't, but it's a ridiculously close fight. The bookies are COMPLETELY right to have the odds this close.
I don't think Couture is arguably the top heavyweight in history. It's not even close between him and Fedor as to who is the best Heavyweight ever. Nogueira is above him when it comes to top heavyweight in history aswell.
I am picking Couture btw.
""Once he losses again, if he loses badly, he's going to be hard to get name value out of. You're not going to be able to juice his name value""
I don't think that Brock will lose name value once he loses. Loads of top MMA fighters lose, it doesn't mean anything. People can come back. That's probably the silliest thing said on the show, no offence. Chuck came back from losses over Rampage and Jardine, he's one of the biggest drawers. Forrest lost to Jardine badly and has comeback fine.
Too many people think that once someone loses, that's it, much less people want to watch them. It doesn't work like that in MMA, not at all.
PPV is the best way to make money if you can make it work, so there is no need to put him on UFN's against Mark Coleman, when they can put him against Randy Couture on PPV and make it possibly the biggest fight in MMA history. If he does lose, it's not it at all for his name value, especially considering the fight will probably be close. Brock isn't about to get KTFO or anything here.
""If he ends up 2-2, 2-3, 2-4, because you are putting him in there with guys who are going to woop his ass all the time""
Would they do that though? I don't think they would be that silly. Odds are he faces a guy like Cheick Kongo if he loses to Couture.
Personally I think Brock doesn't have anywhere near the best conditioning out of any MMA fighter bar none. I think he was pretty tired in that 3rd round, but his crazy strength pulled him through. 5 Round fights is gonna be hard for him, especially considering alot of this fight could go down in the clinch.
""He may dominate as he is now with no jiu jitsu, just take them down and the L+P tactic""
I think there are plenty of guys who that wouldn't work against. Nog, Werdum, Gonzaga. He won't dominate with this tactic and no jiu jitsu, when there are guys like this in the division.
""Key number 1, you've GOT to be well rounded""
He just totally contradicted himself:P
Just my thoughts there, I enjoyed the show.
How often are you going to do these?