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Old 11-22-2008, 01:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Strikeforce Destruction sucked (unfortunately)

Most of the fights weren't great, very controversial UD for Ludwig against Edwards + the co main event Babalu vs. Soutworth was stopped by the ref after 1st round due to cut and the main event Smith vs. Martin only lasted 24 sec after a flash KO by Smith. The only fun I had was watching the Joe Riggs and the Kim Couture fights, damn Randy's wife is a tough one. I also liked seeing Big John back as a referee.

I'm a bit disappointed because after all the shit that happened these past days between Dana and the fighters, I kinda had big expectations from this card. Unfortunately it ended up not being great, which might hurt their next events (hopefully it won't).

I truly believe we need these medium sized organizations to grow and be able to compete with the UFC. MMA fans and fighters need an alternative other than the UFC, it'd be great for the sport. Monopoly has never been good in any kind of business.

Sorry if I sound a bit harsh but that's how I'm feeling right now.

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Old 11-22-2008, 03:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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No offense man but what do you want Strikeforce to do?

I mean on paper Yves vs Bang was a fun fight so was Martin vs Smith they can't control how fights go if they did they would be Elite XC.

Southworth vs Babalu on paper wasn't a great match up but they can't strip Southworth of his title for being boring so in order to get someone else the title they had to give him a fight.

I actually disliked the Kim Couture fight since her opponent was a complete scrub.

The Riggs fight was fun though I enjoyed that.
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Old 11-22-2008, 03:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I know they dont have control over how the fights go and never said they did or should. My point was it's just unfortunate the fights weren't great (for the reasons stated above) and again, I hope it won't affect their future events. MMA doesnt need that.
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Old 11-22-2008, 11:14 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Relax Strikeforce is well run and is actually turning a profit a disappointing card won't hurt them too much especially with all these new fighters free for them to pick off.
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They definetly need to sharpen up there production, the announcer mic's were too quiet and it felt rather amatuerish.

The fights ya couldnt do anything about, and to be quite honest im glad they scored the fight for Duane Ludwig, he was pushing the pace and Edwards did absolutely nothing when he did take Ludwig down, fights should be scored this way more often.

I really enjoyed watching Martin get Ko'ed, however, I always do.

Happy to see Southworth lose, give him the rematch and let Babalu finish him properly.

Also enjoyed watching Riggs getting back to winning ways. Overall, im glad I taped it.
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Old 11-22-2008, 05:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yea HDnet needs to get better production on these cards. IDK if it was Strikeforce or their fault but it's gotta be better.

Although Rice and Bas did a good job IMO. I wish they wouldn't have so many guest annoucers.
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I didn't think it was terrible, at least in comparison to their previous events. They don't have the resources or experience yet to put on a level of production to rival the UFC's.

And honestly I didn't think the fights were too terrible anyway. I don't mind fast KO's, and I actually really enjoyed Bang vs Yves and Riggs vs Stewart.

Admittedly Kim's fight was stacked in her direction but everyone likes a good beating, and (regarding Babalu vs Southworth) while a cut is probably the worst way to win a fight, the promotion obviously has no control over random stuff like that.

And there were some other good fights on there too...
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anyone else think that Babalu's wrestling is severely overrated?

babalu is a guy that is good everywhere, but for being a brazilian national champion, he has got the laziest shots i've ever seen....zero explosion, zero commitment..just plain lazy....he also has pretty bad cardio...damn he was breathing heavy after the first round...good thing for him it was stopped via cut cuz i think southworth would have beaten him had the doctor not called it...never been a fan of babalu, especially since he beat Sonnen, who I like....but blah....he just isn't a top level fighter....
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I disagree but I think at the moment he is to small for 205. No I thought he was going to beat Southworth since Bobby didn't do anything in that fight he was holding Babalu but not really doing any damage.

His shots didn't look good against Southworth but they can look good it depends on the fight. I do think his wrestling is a bit overrated. However he is one of the most dangerous fighters off his back.

Babalu didn't look good last night but I wouldn't say he has bad cardio his fight against Whitehead who is huge went 3 rounds and Babalu looked good the whole time.

Also to be fair I mean he had bad shots but his stand up was better then Southworths and on the ground he was actually going for subs while Bobby lied there. So idk if I would say Southworth was on his way to a win.
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never been a fan of babalu, especially since he beat Sonnen, who I like....



Sonnen has fans??

I think that Southworth would've struggled in the later rounds, I hate Southworths slow ass pace and am glad he lost, maybe he may push the pace a lil more in the rematch.
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