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Everything posted by AnthonyOTorres

  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjYPXpXEibI
  2. whats the excuse for ? since you were there you know he won right?:confused: :lol:
  3. but he said himself he doesnt hype fights. :confused: anyways i dont see any reason for an immediate rematch he should fight belfort then maia again before even think bout the title
  4. he could fight rampage , rashad , tito, jon jones, bader . and there you go. how many people did chael fight to get that title shot? he doesnt HAVE to fight machida to get the tiltle shot
  5. hell get the title shot without fighting machida climb up in the rankings and there you go.
  6. im paying perfect attention he is next in line the guy who just had his shot LOST . so i think u should pay closer attention and you just said it yourself he pulled the W did chael? ? answer that did chael win and dont say he he won all these rounds the question is did he win?
  7. dude you talk like you know everything bro. honestly chael doesnt need any shot any time soon he should be facing belfort to get his shot. :lol: whoever comes out on that match gets a run at the CHAMP. you say chael beat him up for this long well shit sucks for him cause he lost the fuckin fight plain and simple no contreversey no decision dude lost tapped out . and as for him saying hell never fight machida he doesnt have to he said as long as machida is the champ he wont move up. guess what shogun is the NEW CHAMP idiot
  8. and also you say chael beat okami and he doesnt deserve a title shot well buddy anderson just beat chael so i dont see any reason for a title shot there
  9. when the hell did i say fight brock? i said move up which would be light heavy weight :lol:
  10. i think silva needs to move up . but at middleweight i say okami. then sonnen could get his shot again im not for an immediate rematch he lost plain and simple
  11. its a rematch that shouldnt happen but whatever . i dont think he should get an immediate rematch
  12. new years eve or the superbowl fight
  13. Strikeforce put on a hell of a show saturday.
  14. The problem with perfect records is their limited shelf life: no one can depend on being undefeated in order to remain an attraction. Fight enough and you will eventually run into someone who has answers for everything you have and questions you can’t address. Bobby Lashley and Muhammed Lawal both had their pristine careers tarnished Saturday: Lawal was unable to hold down the relentless Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante, while Lashley somehow managed to lose a fight he was winning virtually every minute of up until that point. It’s hard to know who suffers more: that Lashley lost is not too surprising, though few expected it to be against Chad Griggs -- a man so far off the industry radar that Lashley hadn’t even seen tape of his opponent. Lawal, meanwhile, was perceived as one of the top athletes in the sport and had broken into the top 10 with a win over Gegard Mousasi. Losing to Cavalcante, who is barely a year removed from a KO loss to fringe player Mike Kyle, means we either underestimated the Brazilian or severely overestimated the former champion. With Lawal’s confidence both in and out of the ring -- his hands-at-hips striking style has the arrogance of Roy Jones without the ability -- it’s easy to forget he’s barely two years into a fight career. But Lashley, always impatient to have a crack at Fedor Emelianenko or a current champion, may be more easily intimidated by finding out he’s human. In either case, they both proved a point worth repeating: anyone in the business of promoting invincible fighters isn’t going to be in business for long. Next for Lawal: A confidence-rebuilder against Kevin Randleman. Next for Cavalcante: An opportunistic Mousasi. Next for Lashley: Andrei Arlovski and a guaranteed win for someone who needs it. Next for Griggs: Brett Rogers. Next for K.J. Noons: Gilbert Melendez. New Questions: Strikeforce Houston Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com Does Lashley want this? Does Lashley really want this? Lashley, who earned his name recognition from a WWE tour several years ago, insisted his NAIA wrestling credentials were more suited for real fighting. But since debuting in 2008, the barn-sized fighter has earned a reputation for being an abrasive and unreasonable personality: despite not having a single valuable win to his credit, he talked repeatedly of fighting for a championship. For someone with such lofty goals, he also went nearly seven months between Strikeforce appearances and even took on a part-shift obligation to TNA wrestling -- a senseless proposition for anyone truly serious about competition. With a loss to Griggs, Lashley has lost his “Lesnar Light” status and now becomes another struggling contender. Aside from an easy-money fight with former WWE associate Dave Batista, he probably won’t be sniffing a title bid anytime soon. Whether that’s enough to make him move on is the question that’ll bounce around his head for the better part of the next few months. Is Noons just getting warmed up? Noons, 27, is unique in MMA’s lightweight division for having several pro boxing bouts to his credit. While those hands didn’t look too formidable in his two most recent bouts after a two-year hiatus -- both of them decision wins -- Noons blasted Jorge Gurgel Saturday with a one-two combination that should make future opponents at least a little shy about trading with him. While he has confidence in his hands, a postfight mention of wanting to face Floyd Mayweather is ridiculous on any level but financial: he’s obviously angling for a payday. (Fortunately for him, an opponent with little chance of winning is right up Mayweather’s alley.) If Noons can ward off some of the better wrestlers in Strikeforce -- most notably Gil Melendez and Josh Thomson -- he’s going to be a problem. Should Texas be a no-fight zone? The display of questionable officiating during Saturday’s Strikeforce event comes down to one key fact about the Texas State Athletic Commission: there’s no such thing as a Texas State Athletic Commission. Instead, the state’s Department of Licensing and Regulation is responsible for oversight of boxing and mixed martial arts: a seven-member board dictates policy on fight sports and 28 other industries, including electricians and auctioneers. Contrast that with a state like New Jersey or Nevada, which employs at least one full-time commission member whose sole duty is to audit prizefighting. Among their flubs: Lashley was struck multiple times in the back of the head in the climax of the Griggs fight; Noons blasted Gurgel with an illegal knee to punctuate his fight-ending finish; and no drug tests were performed on any of the athletes. The sport is plenty dangerous even with immaculate oversight: it has no room for a state that can’t devote its full authority to regulating it. Etc. 8,635 was the final attendance number for the Toyota Center, according to MMAJunkie.com. The figure was bolstered in part by Houston’s Noons and neighboring Oklahoma State wrestler Lawal, who had the crowd chanting “King…Mo!” like they were under hypnosis…Lashley was seen on a stretcher following his loss to Griggs, but was released from the hospital early Sunday morning, according to reports. There are already calls for Lashley to drop some of the massive muscle devouring oxygen, but when your main asset is ridiculous power, that’s like asking Anderson Silva to stop kicking…Nick Diaz was announced as the headlining attraction for an Oct. 9 event in the promotion’s home base of San Jose. While Diaz is their welterweight champion, there’s no guarantee he’ll defend that belt considering the promotion’s imaginative approach to matchmaking. A Diaz/Joe Riggs trilogy capper -- if you count their hospital fight of legend -- seems the most realistic, though I remain in high support of a Diaz/Cung Le Superfight…Josh Gross reports that the company is still debating whether to make a long-discussed eight-man tournament a single-night affair or spread it over multiple shows. There is no novelty to the former, which is essentially what every company does already. While tournaments are usually a mess, there’s spectacle to be found in a single-evening, three-fight format. And spectacle is what Strikeforce needs.
  15. the best post anyone has posted for a while now
  16. Bellator Fighting Championships lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez will collide with UFC veteran Roger Huerta in a non-title super fight at Bellator 33 on Oct. 21. The promotion on Thursday announced the matchup. Alvarez was originally scheduled to meet 2010 Bellator lightweight tournament winner Pat Curran in a five-round title bout, but an injury to the challenger forced the change. Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney indicated Curran would fight for the belt once he recovered, perhaps in early 2011. A Philadelphia native, Alvarez has delivered 18 of his 20 victories by knockout, technical knockout or submission. The 26-year-old, who has tasted defeat only once as a lightweight, will carry a five-fight winning streak into the match. Alvarez last appeared at Bellator 17 in May, when he choked Josh Neer unconscious with a second-round rear-naked choke. A finalist in the 2008 Dream lightweight grand prix, he counts victories against reigning Deep lightweight champion Katsunori Kikuno, former Dream lightweight titleholder Joachim Hansen and UFC veterans Aaron Riley and Derrick Noble among his 20 career conquests. Huerta, a loser in three of his past four fights, has not competed since he dropped a unanimous decision to Curran at Bellator 17 three months ago. The 27-year-old was involved in a well-publicized street fight in Austin, Texas, on July 31, when he appeared to come to the aid of a woman outside a nightclub. Finished only once -- by former International Fight League lightweight champion Ryan Schultz -- in 27 professional appearances, Huerta owns notable victories against UFC veterans Clay Guida, Matt Wiman, Brad Blackburn and Naoyuki Kotani, along with former Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion Alberto Crane.
  17. UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture is one of the most well-liked people in the sports of mixed martial arts. So, it's a good thing that Couture's opponent at UFC 118 -- boxer James Toney -- doesn't mind being portrayed as the bad guy leading up to their fight Aug. 28 in Boston. "I've been the bad guy all my life and this is nothing new for me," said Toney during a conference call Thursday promoting the UFC 118 card. "If (fans) boo me, I love it. I'm used to it. I get booed every time I'm in the ring. I'm cocky, brash and braggadocios, but people can't beat me, so they boo me." The 41-year-old Toney was very matter of fact when it came to predicting the outcome of the bout, which is the co-feature contest on a card headlined by Frankie Edgar's lightweight title defense against B.J. Penn. "People just need to tune in and see me do what I do best," said Toney. "Randy is going to be Randy and James is going to be James. I'm going to win, hands down. I'm knocking him out. If he gets too close, it's going to be a wrap for him." Toney has held world titles in boxing ranging from middleweight (160 pounds) all the way up to heavyweight and has a 72-6-3 record in the ring, but preparing for his mixed martial arts debut has forced him to learn a new set of skills, including kickboxing and submissions. "Kicking is for girls," Toney said of his cross-training. "I like the grappling part of things. The rear-naked choke and guillotine. I like all that. It's like it came naturally to me." However, Toney said it's his boxing that will do all the work against Couture come fight time. "I'm ready and can't wait," said Toney. "I can't wait to show people what a real fighter does with his hands. I've been training for this for about 11 months. I'm born to win. It doesn't matter that this is my first fight." The 47-year-old Couture has won two straight fights since dropping a unanimous decision to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 102 in August 2009. In his last fight, Couture submitted fellow UFC Hall of Famer Mark Coleman with a rear-naked choke in the second round at UFC 109 in February. With wins over seven former UFC champions, Couture is no stranger to the limelight and he said representing the sport of MMA against a boxer in Toney doesn't add any pre-fight pressure. "There's nothing riding on this for the sport of MMA," said Couture. "This fight is going to be MMA. Boxing is a good sport, but this is sill going to be in the Octagon and it's going to be an MMA fight. Things are going to happen here that don't happen in a boxing match." Facing a fighter who has more than 40 knockouts on his boxing resume, one might wonder if Couture's chin might get tested by Toney. But Couture said his chin can still take a shot, even from someone as powerful as Toney. "I got knocked on my can twice (against Nogueira)," said Couture. "But I was exposing myself. I should've relied more on my Greco-Roman wrestling. I've only really been KOed once and that was by Chuck Liddell. I've been knocked on my butt, but that's not an indication my chin is weak. Nogueira and Lesnar (gave him a flash knockdown), but with someone as big as Lesnar, there's little you can do about it. You just have to train to do what you do best and go and let it all hang out." Couture said he doesn't have a preferred method of victory, only that he comes out on top. "I don't have a certain way that I want to win," said Couture. "I've got a game plan to have a chance to win the fight. I can't focus on a submission or knockout. I just want to create positions to where I can win. I'm just as content to get on top and pound him out, but if submission comes, it comes."
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