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Old 01-24-2008, 01:08 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I don't know what the hell you two guys saw. None of those landed, they were all cautious from a distance, Burkman continued to try to take Swick down, Swick never really tried any of his great combos, yeah, good fight.
Maybe its the fact the me and Plazzman don't need a knockout to enjoy a fight. And we didn't get one in this, but we still saw a good fight, unlike you who must need a highlight reel knockout to enjoy a fight.
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Old 01-24-2008, 01:20 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Oh yeah, Head kicks, swinging wildly, spinning back kicks, back fists, knees, TD's, I think you have a point, these guys were just doing Ballet....


Is this the first fight you've ever seen?
It wasn't quite as exciting as you make it sound here, cause a lot of that didn't land. But it wasn't horrible. I think this fight is a classic case of not living up to expectations...therefore people are overreacting and calling it the worst fight ever.

It wasn't awful, but it wasn't that good either. Middle of the road fight, IMO.


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Shamrock...keep it clean man. That was uncalled for...
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Old 01-24-2008, 01:24 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Not middle in my opinion. For 2 guys who were really in need of a win, it was pretty bad. You can be elitist all you want and say you dont need a highlight real knockout to enjoy a fight, but this one was two timid cats. Keep in mind this is from the guy who wasnt feeling the last ppv because all the fights were one sided knockouts.
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Old 01-24-2008, 01:33 AM   #14 (permalink)
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It wasn't quite as exciting as you make it sound here, cause a lot of that didn't land. But it wasn't horrible. I think this fight is a classic case of not living up to expectations...therefore people are overreacting and calling it the worst fight ever.

It wasn't awful, but it wasn't that good either. Middle of the road fight, IMO.


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Shamrock...keep it clean man. That was uncalled for...
I know alot didn't land but they were still thrown, therefore dismissing the OP saying neither guy wanted to win/finish. Why would you throw if you didn't want it to hurt the other guy.

There are millions of fights, if not every fight except the BJJ showcases that dozens of punches are thrown to end a fight but most miss.

Its not like both guys were just throwing lazy jabs. Josh Freakin Burkman tried a spinning high kick, thats freakin cool as hell.
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Old 01-24-2008, 01:38 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Not middle in my opinion. For 2 guys who were really in need of a win, it was pretty bad. You can be elitist all you want and say you dont need a highlight real knockout to enjoy a fight, but this one was two timid cats. Keep in mind this is from the guy who wasnt feeling the last ppv because all the fights were one sided knockouts.
How is that elitist? I said I was content with the fight, there was much intention of a finish, but they didn't land, whats wrong with that? are you going to blame the guy for trying and me enjoying it?

Its true, I don't need a KO to end every fight, in fact i hate flash KO's, whats the point of hyping a fight if you have a KO in the first minute (IE: Chuck vs Rampage)

Thats not elitist, thats enjoying a long, back and forth fight
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The argument here isn't whether or not the fight was boring, it was the fact that Shamrock thought neither of the fighters wanted to win (he probably thought this because of the boring-ness of the fight). I still saw two fighters that definitely wanted to win, they just weren't going for the KO or sub win that's all. It's pretty obvious.

Burkman was trying to win the decision by getting a takedown, and it's pretty evident that he tried that ALL match. Swick tried to win by wearing Burkman down and throwing occasional body shots and leg kicks. Not every fighter looks for the KO or sub, because when you look for those, it does open up the counter KOs and counter subs from your opponent. This could have easily been their gameplan coming into the fight. They might have seen something on film where they thought that this was their best chance to win.

IMO, to say that neither fighter really wanted to win is pretty ignorant.
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If anyone though, Swick looked like he was holding back more(alot like the Okami fight). You can blame the cut all you want but he looked pretty similar to when he wasnt cutting that much. Personally I think his loss to Okami had more to do with nerves then size, same goes for this fight. I think hes pretty lucky he got the W.
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If anyone though, Swick looked like he was holding back more(alot like the Okami fight). You can blame the cut all you want but he looked pretty similar to when he wasnt cutting that much. Personally I think his loss to Okami had more to do with nerves then size, same goes for this fight. I think hes pretty lucky he got the W.
I agree with you, Swick did seem tentative. But he couldn't really just let his hands or kciks go because he had to deal with the constant attemtps at the takedown.
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Old 01-24-2008, 02:36 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I have to agree with these guys... I didnt enjoy that fight as I had hoped to. Swick was very cautious and bukman semmed to freeze once he got kicked in the head.

For me the clinch stalemates are what ruins a fight, and there was a lot of those...

I didnt enjoy the fight, it didnt look like any of the fighters wanted the win badly. Sorry, I think Shamrock is right.

At that level, you have to put it all on the line, give it all you got.... especially if its your long awaited return in a new division.

C'mon, swicks first round was HORRIBLE, how can you not see that?
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I have to agree with these guys... I didnt enjoy that fight as I had hoped to. Swick was very cautious and bukman semmed to freeze once he got kicked in the head.

For me the clinch stalemates are what ruins a fight, and there was a lot of those...

I didnt enjoy the fight, it didnt look like any of the fighters wanted the win badly. Sorry, I think Shamrock is right.

At that level, you have to put it all on the line, give it all you got.... especially if its your long awaited return in a new division.

C'mon, swicks first round was HORRIBLE, how can you not see that?
His first round was pretty bad, but to say they weren't trying to finish is crap. Alot of the stuff they were throwing didn't land, but they still throwing. Yeah swick didn't have his normal flurries, but they still attempted to finish.
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