Nov 25, 2013

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 64

The gang dusts off their thinking caps to come up with their rankings for November 2013. For the first time in history, they manage to finish the rankings in a reasonable amount of time and are forced to come up with other stuff to talk about. Lucky for them, they remembered that the TUF 18 Finale is this Saturday.

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Nov 18, 2013

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 63

The gang talks about UFC 167, especially the controversial GSP v. Hendricks decision. They also talk about Rashad's big victory and the future of the 170 lb division. Finally, they complain about the Nevada State Athletic Commission and the EA Cover Vote. Oh, and they celebrate Rampage's victory

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Nov 15, 2013

UFC 167 Predictions

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UFC Welterweight Championship
Georges St-Pierre (c) v. Johny Hendricks

Doctor Law: Keep the distance, circle left and jab. That’s how GSP gets it done. Now that I got that out of the way, I need to get something off my chest. Johny Hendricks has no idea what he’s talking about when it comes to drug testing. As such, he really shouldn’t be talking about it. He doesn’t trust VADA, but says he will “do WADA.” Ok, let’s get some sh*t straight. WADA doesn’t drug test. They just don’t. They set standards. Do you know what VADA does? They use WADA accredited labs to test people. Also, Hendricks solution to the “I don’t trust VADA” thing was basically to just do no extra testing doesn’t look good. I would never accuse him of being anything because it would be a ridiculous thing to say about a man who has competed at such a high level for so many years with no proof to suggest any impropriety (like GSP), but he needs to handle these situations better. Step 1: don’t talk about sh*t you have no idea about. GSP by decision.

Kid Presentable: Let me start with the fact that Hendricks is legit. Many wrestle-boxers have come before him, but this man packs a Falcon Punch in his left hand. He has earned his shot, and though it was a long road to get to this point, really is the top contender in the division. That said, I seem to always pick against him and this day will be no different. GSP is simply too complete of a fighter. Every other fighter has some noticeable weakness, and GSP will play to that. Like most guys who have KO power, that power wanes as the fight drags on, and few know about dragging an opponent into the deep waters like GSP. GSP by unanimous NOS Active.

DJ Mark: It’s really hard to pick against a guy that hasn’t lost since 2007. Many have criticized GSP in the past of playing it a little safe against some opponents many think he could have finished, but at the end of the night he still won all those fights. Hendricks has the tools to win here and has shown his ability to do so as seen in his highlight reel. The problem is only Matt Serra has been able to do what Hendricks hopes to do on Saturday night. I honestly think it’s a very close fight but I’m play it safe like I normally do, GSP dec.

The man has riddum
Lavender Gooms: We’ve seen this script before.  Hard hitting All-American wrestler who challenges the welterweight champion (Koscheck, Josh).   In the first movie, our hero took down the upstart and in the sequel our gilded hero unveiled a crisp and masterful jab that’s rarely seen in MMA.  If were a betting man (I am) I would bet the farm on GSP utilizing the same game plan he used in his rematch against Koscheck, staying out of range of Hendricks power while peppering him for five rounds with jabs.  While Hendricks won’t suffer a broken orbital bone like the last person who played his role, it will end in a one sided boxing match with the occasional takedown stuffed.  GSP by decision.

Picking St-Pierre: It is a strategy (GSP voice)
Picking Hendricks:

Nov 11, 2013

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 62

The gang talks about the 2 Fight Night cards this past week including the futures of Hendo and TRT Vitor (they also only call him TRT Vitor now). They also preview UFC 167 and look for a new nickname for GSP. Finally, being that it is the 20th anniversary of the UFC this week, they give their favorite moments in UFC history. Spoiler alert: Anderson Silva comes up a few times.

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Nov 4, 2013

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 61

The gang breaks down Bellator's first PPV attempt at a good card. This includes a breakdown of the whatever the hell the first two fights were, Daniel Strauss increased access to funds for attorney's fees, King Mo's apparent ceiling and the instant classic that was Alvarez/Chandler II. They also break down the future of Bellator and the Fight Master series. Finally, they preview both UFC cards this week.

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