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post #11 of 66 (permalink) Old 01-31-2008, 12:21 AM
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After seeing Lesnar say "who cares" when refering to Mir snapping Sylvia's arm, I really hope Lesnar walks out of the arena with 2 broken arms. Not that I don't like Lesnar, I just not a fan of the lack of respect he has for a fighter that has waaaay more skill and experience. Maybe he should be taught a lesson.
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Even though I've backed the Lesnar horse since people began to jump the gun on him, his mindset compared to Mir's was as simple as few of you guys alluded to, 'I don't care'. Not that I can't see Lesnar overwhelming Mir, which is a definite variable, however Mir will likely catch him in the midst of a few sloppy shots while trying to pass guard.

As for Nog-Tim, I'm still a little sketchy on a prediction. It would be refreshing to see Nog take the win, and rematch Werdum, however Tim will definitely be in top form for this fight. Ideally it could go either way.

Suizida tried to tell me that Jardine's Techno viking monkey style was too much for Vera's overhyped skills but i was to busy nuthugging to listen to 'the truth'
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he really surprised me w/ his athleticism...something I never really thought he had a ton of
Really? The Nog brothers were known for their "genetics" back in the Pride days




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I was really impressed with Nogueira's weight training and Mir's commitment/mind set. Frank really knows the game and he's found his fire again after that accident.

Nog slamming that 45 pound plate into the mat was awesome.
Absolutely, Nogueira looked like a frickin' beast. Imagine Nogueira with sick takedowns and solid ground and pound..


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My picks have changed after watching the countdown show. Lesnar doesn't seem to have a care in the world, and I think his carelessness and lack of respect for Mir's ground game is gonna have him caught in a submission. I thought Lesnar was gonna put him on his back and grind him out, but I can't see that happening now. Frank Mir by submission in the first or second.

Nogeuira's fitness seems to have changed drastically since the Herring fight, and I think he's going to be durable enough to shut Sylvia down in the later rounds. I don't know if he'll finish him, but I've gotta go with Nogeuira based on how improved and sharp he looks. Nogeuira's training partners are also much better than Sylvia's.

I'm excited as hell for the card too man.
Couldn't agree more man.
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Haven't seen countdown yet, but I've been stoked for this card for a couple of months now. I'm gonna say it can be the best card in the last couple of years, but we won't know until Sunday morning.
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Of course the countdown was like a highlight reel. A lot of fighters say different things, and sometimes its a reflection of what they believe, on what they are focused on, or just BS. It's actually good too hear fighters say "I will b eat him, and I see this happening..." at least they are visualizing the win. Confidence does help.

Lesnar spoke out against Mir, but not directly- just against Mir's technique. We also never see what questions they ask the fighters or what question provoked the answer "So what if he broke Sylvia's arm..." Personally I see no disrespect towards Mir in that statement, but whatever.
Mir talked about career ending moves and breaking things. You could take that as being right up punk alley and a real disregard towards anyone.

Mir claims he has his athleticism again...I am really skeptical about that. We have heard "HE is in shape now...he was injured last time...This is a brand new fighter X..." several times. Mir's striking is ok, but nowhere near worldclass. And they basically showed just one combo.

Nog says he is better shape than ever, real surprise statement. I want to hear a fighter say: "Yeah, I had a lot of little chocolate donuts leading up to this match, but I rinsed 'em down with beer. So, I'll be fine."

Sylvia said "Labalu, Timmmy!" Or something like that again and will follow that statement up with the same boring strategy.

With all these countdowns and positive statements we are always sure to hear: "I'm not making excuses, but I was injured...." after fights.


I sound a little skeptical about the whole interview thing, because it really doesn't matter. It builds anticipation, but really, means squat. It is just marketing. I'd rather hear Randy's picks, or some other analysis. What counts is what will happen in the ring, and nothing else when it is said and done.



My prediction: Sylvia beats Nog, TKO
My sincere hope: Lesnar beats Mir (and I used too like Mir and really still do)I just have this 50/50 suspicion that DW wants Lesnar too lose to show the UFC is better than the WWE.

Brock is in a good position entering the MMA world. But the truth is that his gain is no one's loss. There are several times in life where somebody gets ahead of you because of something or another. Get over it, go earn it on your own, and stop whining about it.

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btw, what the hell was that when Tim said "My cahhdio is great"....seriously, the man struggles for an image so much he tries to invent one that just sounds stupid....

booo tim
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After seeing Lesnar say "who cares" when refering to Mir snapping Sylvia's arm, I really hope Lesnar walks out of the arena with 2 broken arms. Not that I don't like Lesnar, I just not a fan of the lack of respect he has for a fighter that has waaaay more skill and experience. Maybe he should be taught a lesson.
Lesner should put on a good show. He is physical and seems confident, if not "cocky" in himself. Mir is VERY focused, he doesnt want to lose to some show-pony from dancey-land.

The lack of respect is appalling. You should NEVER brush off an ex title holder, let alone someone who has broken an arm in the octagon.
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The lack of respect is appalling. You should NEVER brush off an ex title holder, let alone someone who has broken an arm in the octagon.
makes me wonder, could Nog break Tim's arm? I dunno if I see Tim tapping...
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I was gonna catch this last night but fell asleep right before it started I hope theres a download somewhere.
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