Jdun's thoughts on Dream 9
#1 Like Ive said 1,000 times. American wrestlers are better than Japanese wrestlers, thus Joe Warren beat Kid. Ive always said Faber would beat Kid because of his wrestling and pace. I would be countered by tons of posters with Kid's olympic level wrestling credentials and K-1 striking skills and Faber wouldnt be able to take kid down. Well its safe to say, Kid is not THAT good of a wrester and has been overrated for years. So Faber > Kid, like ive always said.
#2 Holy shit, Canseco surprised the shit out of me. With his sexy as fcuck girlfriend as his cornerman, and having been self trained. The dude did way better than I thought, way better! I thought he was going to flop instantly but he actually faught the dude. Gotta give him props.
#3 Moussasi is a freaking monster. He is top 5 p4p, and if he came to the UFC he would dethrone Anderson Silva in impressive fashion. This guy is unbelievable, he needs to come and show America and Dana who the best MW in the world is. Shit, I think he could even beat Machida. This guy is a wrecking machine.
#4 Can we end the JZ hype now? I bought into to it a little bit, that he was a real tough dude. But some of you guys, thought he would beat BJ and all types of other crazy shit. His wrestling and TDD isnt as good as I thought and dudes like Sherk, Edgar, and Griffin would tear him up. Ive always had Kawijiri in my top 10 and said he was one of the few LW's over in Japan that would do well in the UFC, he had a good showing. These guys are both tough, but I think Kawi took a little of the swaga away from all this JZ greatness. If he is still ranked ahead of Kenflo and Edgar, I will be upset.
#5 I love freak shows, and this card had a bunch of them Bob Sapp, I just dont understand you and your gameplans. Sokky beating up the dude that beat Sapp was cool. His hammerfists look a little whacky to me, but whateva, they did the job lol
#6 Jacare and Mayhem was going to be a cool fight. I wish it woulda ended differently. Both are solid and entertaining MW's. Im surprised neither are in the UFC, they deserve it. I understand the UFC cant sign EVERY good fighter. But if Maia could come in and do what hes doing. Why not Jacare? Tell me Maia vs Jacare wouldnt be a DOPE as fight!
#7 Imanari was disappointing. I just guys like him evolve their game. They are only hurting themselves. I really wanna know how much guys like Imanari, Aoki and guys at that camp train on strking and wrestling. Is it just me or do Japanese fighters, not evolve? They seem set in one dicipline and just master that one thing. I love watching fighters who have mastered a particular craft. It just sucks when they cant use it and they are useless.
#8 My boy Mark Hunt, is looking really bad lately. I would have bet the house against him in this fight. I just didnt think he would look as bad as he did.
#9 Takaya is a badass. Maeda is tuff ****in dude and Takaya looked great against him.
All in all, interesting fights. There are things in Dream that I like and things I dont like. Its not the UFC, but it doesnt try to be which is cool. I dont feel like Im watching kareoke MMA, like I do when I watched Elite Xc or even Affliction. They put on a good show.
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