Really weak field this year without Remy and Badr. Overeem and Semmy are going to walk through everyone to the finals. Saki looked great but he isn't a heavyweight and can't copete with the elite monsters.
I thought texeira won the fight within 3 rounds and that the extension round should have been a draw. Sucks to see shitty old fighters like Mo and Aerts in this thing.
I wouldn't call Aerts and Mo shitty, but I see what you mean. I would much rather see them fight superfights than seeing them compete in the tournament. Fresh blood would have been better, IMO, but it is what it is.
JLB was ridiculous last night. He has lost me as a long time fan with his immature gimmicks.He seemed to be in better shape than he has been in years and he blew it all with his male pms. Especially since he was competing in the tournament, such behaviour is unacceptable and he should be penalized for it. If a fighter, who is considered to be one of the legends in the sport, can't have enough self discipline to respect an official decision, then he has no place to compete. Huge disappointment.
My highlights in this event include my countryman, Ghita, whose performance and growth as a fighter impressed me greatly. Will he win this? I don't think so, but it would be nice. Kyotaro also came out as a more mature and technical fighter and it was good to see him confirm the fact that he has a great chin, which should help him get forward in the competition.