It's been awhile.
No kidding. It feels like it's been almost a year since I last posted on MMAnews.com I was really starting to enjoy writing on a frequent basis when all of a sudden I was hit with a new career path which has kept me very occupied over the past 6 months. Although, I have remained a loyal MMA fan, I haven't been in the position to write about it as much as before. It has certainly been a task to adjust to my new life and hopefully I can create a balance to be able to do this more often than not, that's my plan anyway. Whew... So much to catch up on since my last blog. Let's just take a look at some of that tonight and I'll give you my thoughts on some of the top stories of 2011. Hopefully after this I can start writing regularly again.
I can't say this was a complete shocker, but it did catch me a little off-guard. It's very obvious that Strikeforce will no longer be around after this year. The finale of the Grand Prix could very well be the last major card and has already began it's merger by ripping all of the major talent out of the company so far and the remains will probably end up with ProElite. Can't believe I just said that. Anyways, I can't say I'm jumping for joy over this because I did enjoy watching solid cards on Showtime without paying PPV price and it gave the fighters options in fighting for another decent company.
WHAT IN THE FUCK! Never have I had a love/hate relationship with a fighter as I have had with Diaz. It would appear that he is a walking controversy magnet. It's obvious that Dana didn't want to take the chance with having him win the title by immediately dropping him from the main event. I honestly don't have a problem with that even though I really wanted to see the GSP fight. Nonetheless, stacked card still and will be an interesting card to buy.
A focused Rampage could easily put up a good fight against Jones. We'll see how it goes though, I just don't see Jackson lasting two rounds with Bones. Check my predictions blog later in the week for more on this.
Let's face it. Fedor's hayday may be over at this point in his career. Shitty management and picking totally oversized opponents wasn't the best move here in the states obviously. Hell, even Brett Rogers was no cakewalk for him and Henderson is just awesome. If he can make his way up the ladder again and get one more shot to be relevant again, so be it. I wish him the best because he seems very classy and theres always room for that.
I didn't fork out the outrageous money to watch this card and I'm glad I didn't. With a whole new attitude, Mayweather could be so much more effective for boxing at this point. I don't have a problem with the way he won the fight so much as I have one with the reffing. Absolutely HORRIBLE and it totally exposed boxing for the joke it was become even more. I'm sure I could write and entire blog and then some on boxing alone. You'll probably see it.
Dude has had a rough month and I'll pulling for him. Not to discredit Ellenberger, but I'm sure Shield's Father's death had very much to do with his performance at UFN. Best wishes to you Jake and I'm sure you will come back stronger than before.
Sooo much more to catch up on and I certainly look forward to doing that hopefully tommorrow. This is just me testing the waters again and I'll try to catch my stride again.I hope you enjoyed the read and I'm sorry If I was little rusty. The urge for me to write is there but I have been mentally exhausted these past couple of months due to my new job. I will try my absolute best to keep up with everything from here on out but can't make any promises. I'll be sure to never go away for good though! Coming up I will hit on a few other topics and maybe even through in a predictions blog for UFC 136.
Have a great week and check back later!