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.
Last edited by Tommy08; 01-31-2008 at 05:41 AM.