yeah i watched it, i was QUITE surprised, however its MIKE brown, not mark, and i say to hell with paulo, everything he did before the fight was fucked up. and everything he did during the fight SUCKED. he deserved to lose. he's lucky he got that belt, he wont hold it long. also very surprised about little evil. as much as he has proven himself in the ufc, and wec, his back is against a wall and he needs to go back to the drawing board.
I wasn't surprised that Mike won, although I was surprised by how quickly it happened. He's no joke, it's just that he's not well known. He's just as skilled as Urijah, except for hand speed, and he's bigger and stronger. That means he nullifies Urijah's biggest strength which is wrestling. 100% agree with you about Paolo. He's just not the same fighter without the juice and when he's hooked on drugs. Jens loss didn't surpise me, either. Leonard is a great fighter, but like Brown he's just unknown. He also trains at an amazing camp, Greg Jackson's (same camp as GSP and Rashad Evans.)
i disagree, and i think you would disagree if you were in the ufc or got a chance to be on the UF show... tell me with a straight face, you wouldnt take it? sometimes when your on the bottom, you have to suck a little sponsor cock (figuratively speaking) you work your way up. there have been people in the ufc that train with world class people at world class gyms, and their are people given the shot, who train in their garage or some local hole in the wall down the street. some fighters just dont want to put their pride down like that. but would you call chuck liddell a sell out? randy couture? i sure wouldnt. no matter how much dick they had to suck to get there, they made it, and turned it into "their world" this is a chance in a lifetime opportunity for MILLIONS of young guys, if you were the president of the ufc, and you were looking at 2 resumes that were virtually the same, but one kid, was energetic, and willing to learn ANYTHING someone teaches and the other kid was cocky, arrogant, and thought something should be given to him. (junie uf8) which would you choose?
Hell yeah. I've started training jiu jitsu and muay thai. I'll be picking up wrestling soon. I do it partly because I like to fight, but also because I want to work my way up the ladder and make a boatload of cash. Whether or not that happens... well, we'll see, but I'll be working my ass off to do it. Beats forty a week any fuckin day.
id also like to thank you guys for coming to this thread up until now it was just me and BMISS, now that we have some more activity, lets hear some predictions on the 15th!
Nov 15 has a lot fights that are hard to call... Will Randy's gameplan be good enough to handle Brock's wrestling and athleticism and size? We'll see. Does Brock have the conditioning to go into the later rounds if Randy manages to drag him into deep waters? We'll see. Will age FINALLY catch Randy? Maybe. Could go either way. Too hard to call since we don't know enough about Brock.
If Stevenson can hold Kenny down he'll win. If Kenny can stay on his feet he'll pick Joe Daddy apart. And even if Stevenson get's Kenny down, Kenny might sub him. I'm picking Kenny, but it'll be a good scrap.
Don't know enough about the other fighters to call the other fights.