First things first.
I'm the Maniac. On a daily or every other day basis(hopefully), I will be giving my thoughts on the sport of MMA. I don't think of myself as an expert by any means. I have been a fan of the sport since early 2000 and a fairly consistent viewer ever since. Over the course of time I will be sharing with you my random thoughts, predictions, and whatever else may be on my mind as I'm writing. I really hope you enjoy reading. If not.....
Strikeforce 1/29 Diaz vs Cyborg
Roger(Hoger) Gracie vs. Trevor Prangley
We begin our first fight of the night with Trevor Prangley and the much younger technician HOGER Gracie. Predictable finish here and Gracie continues his undefeated streak and moves up the ladder, I suppose.
Fight ENTERTAINMENT Rating:6.5/10
Herschel Walker Vs. Scott Carson
Being from Georgia, I can't help to see how this fight is going to turnout no matter how pointless or "sideshowlike" it may be to some MMA fans. Walker has been the butt of a jokes lately due to his age,very questionable footwork ,and finish in his last bout with Greg Nagy. I for one am open to this as it was in the under-card and it wasn't a complete waste of time to watch. My only request. Next fight give Herschel an upgraded opponent with decent stand up game and sub par ground game. Let him work his way up and see what becomes of it. If nothing
Fight ENTERTAINMENT Rating:6.5/10
Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza vs "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler
This particular title bout ended exactly the way I was anticipating. I was banking on Jacare getting rocked in the first couple of minutes and regaining his composure. I mean as a fighter your expected to take a few hits right? Well, that's exactly what happened as we saw "Ruthless" get choked out once again by Jacare's superior ground game. I'm a fan of both fighters, although I was kind of pulling for Lawler to have a nice title run it will be nice to see how dominant of a champion Jacare may be. It's always fun seeing if Robbie can pull a surprise knockout,or is it a surprise? Good watch,predictable finish my friends.
Fight ENTERTAINMENT Rating:7/10
Nick Diaz vs
Cris Evangelista Cyborg
Now we have our main event of the evening folks.Going into this bout I was expecting a Diaz win, I just wasn't completely sure how. I was leaning towards submission, but who knows?Well that seemed to be the case in this bout.The fight began with explosive kicks from Cyborg onto the right leg of Diaz..You could literally hear the thunder and see the shockwave from those kicks which seemed to shake Diaz,but not effect his mugging facial expressions.The fans in attendance and myself seemed to enjoy the fact that Diaz chose to stand and trade with Borg. Diaz is CRAZY over with the San Jose crowd,It'll make you a fan for those few minutes even if you hate the guy.Totally entertaining fight which saw Diaz lock in the arm bar. Why Cyborg chose to stay on the ground? We may never know. People question this bout due to the assumption that Cyborg wasn't a worthy contender. That may be the case,but he looks scary enough to hold his own and have one of the best fights of 2011 thus far. Nick Diaz retaining the title is definitely a good thing for the SF brand, I'll get to why in my next blog.
Fight ENTERTAINMENT Rating:8/10
Seemed like a short night of televised fights. No titles changed hands,but I'd be lying If I didnt say I enjoyed watching the final two fights.Plus it was FREE.not $50.If your not down with that,sue me.
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So this was the first edition of MMAManiac. I hope you enjoyed. Send all of your shitty grievances and opinions somewhere else.Have a nice day:)