Originally Posted by GL Jeff
I really enjoyed the first episode. IM rooting for Nam Phan, and Cody, that choke he sunk in was crazy,and I tried the technique he showed,and it does work, much faster then what most people would do. Also slightly more dangerous, as it could injure someones neck if they dont tap fast enough.
I just noticed Cody McKenzie is part of Team Fancy Pants (Lyle Beerbohm's team) I guess he is one of the guys that helps Cody train. I did not expect much when I first saw him. But after reading up on him. I would be scared to take him on. Normally fights at Featherweight....walks around at about 150. Guess he shouldn't have problems cutting weight.
Jonathan Brookins's fight record looks impressive. He has a lose to Jose Aldo, but a win over one of GSPs protege's, Yves Jaboin. He is also moving up in weight to 155.
Michael Johnson's and Spencer Paige's fight records also looks real impressive.
Kyle Watson looked impressive, being one of the coaches at Matt Hughes gym, but his ability to take a punch might be suspect. Took Palaszewski only 25 seconds and Spencer Fisher only 33 seconds to KO. Hopefully his standup has improved.
Don't know much about Sevak Magakian, but I expect good things from him....guess he trains with Gamburyan.
I really hope they do concentrate more on the training and the fighters, but from the looks of the promo, I doubt it.
I agree that it is refreshing that all the fighters seem to have decent cardio....maybe it was just because they showed snipits from the fights, but I hope that it's real.