Can I take back what I said about Sylvia deserving some respect ... OMG. I knew and said Randy could and would win, but Sylvia was a freakin joke. I knew if Randy closed the distance and got a clinch he would punish Sylvia with his dirty boxing but OMFG first few seconds of the first round and Randy knocks him flat on his butt with one punch. Dominated Tim on the ground (which I expected) but stood up the whole 3rd round and dominated him on his feet. I take back everything I said about Sylvia, the man deserved to lose his title. Then he says, "I had an injury" ... and I guess you were trying a brand new technique to win the fight, head butting Randy's fists all night ....
Matt Hughes ... another lame duck ... should have beaten Lytle easily but did nothing more than lay on the guy for 3 rounds to claim a decision. For a minute, it looked like Lytle was gonna choke him out, but Matt did hang tuff and got out of it. Appears GSP took more out of him then I realized. Zuffa better give him a few more tune up fights before he ever thinks of getting into the ring with GSP again.
Lambert beat the hell out of Sobral. Boy did I get that one wrong.
and where the hell did that arem triangle come from? Was sure McFedries would win both before and during the fight then bang, it was over. Give it up for Martin Kampmann, very impressive submission.
There was what, 9 fights and I only missed on 2, I can live with that.
Now ... Couture vs Cro Cop... Couture!!!! Yea, as long as his opponents stand there and let him do his thing, then Cro Cop looks impressive, and he has decent takedown defense, but Randy (hopefully) won't stand there and let Cro Cop kick him and I know Randy will get him down, and then it will be all over ... GnP Baby. Cro Cop looks like a fish out of water when he's on his back. Just hangs on and tries to weather the storm, and Randy will rain punches and elbows all over his ass! But heck you never know, Randy keeps surpising us, so I will predict right now that Couture wins via KO (Head Kick) .... Now wouldn't that just blow your mind!
Sylvia ??? doesn't deserve an immediate rematch against couture, but then again, either did Liddel after the first one, but Dana White knew Randy was having problems out side the ring and wanted to give his golden boy every opportunity to be the champ. Hell, that's why he matched them up in the first place for the belt, he never thought Couture could beat Chuck. But now Chuck has bigger worries .. Rampage Jackson is here, and as long as they give him a few fights to get used to the cage, he'll beat Chuck again.
Last edited by BigRandy; 03-05-2007 at 04:15 AM.