Thursday, May 24, 2007


The weekend is almost here and besides the wine festival I will be getting smashed at on Saturday morning, UFC 71 on pay per view is hands-down the event of the weekend. Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell will try to avenge his previous 2003 loss to Quinton "Rampage" Jackson this Saturday in Las Vegas. The undercard for this event is also solid with appearances by Josh Burkeman, Keith "The Dean of Mean" Jardine, and the hidden gem Thiago Silva. Silva is one of my favorite fighters and brings the Muay Thai style to the Octagon with some flat out ridiculous strikes. Also, Jardine is a beast to be reckoned with after his demolition of Forrest Griffin this past December. Liddell has already avenged his other 2 losses to Randy Couture and Jeremy Horn with a KO and a TKO, respectively. The first Pride Fighting match between Liddell and Jackson was not even close as Liddell got his ass kicked in every phase, including the ground game and stand up. I still cringe seeing the world's baddest motherfucker get waxed by Jackson.Quinton executed his gameplan and flat out dominated Chuck. Well, a lot has changed since then as Liddell hasn't lost since and has been flat out killing people in the Octagon. Saturday's showdown will feature Chuck's sprawl n' brawl style of stand up fighting versus Quinton's solid stand up to complement his monstrous ground game. No fist packs more kinetic energy than Chuck Liddell's and he is on a mission, which, honestly, is fucking scary. PREDICTION: Chuck Liddell by KO in the 2nd round. If this video doesn't make you want to watch this fight, then you might want to check yourself for tits and a hairy cooter.
[Update: 5/26/2007] ESPN is now covering Mixed Martial Arts.


PCbestever said...

damn... that was a hell of a countdown. I think I'm gonna have to hit up a sports bar to see that one. your boy got destroyed in that video.

since you're the expert here... what do you think about Johnnie Morton?

Joey said...

I wouldn't consider myself an expert at all, but I know my MMA to some extent. Johnnie Morton will be fighting someone from the Gracie family I heard. Don't really know much about him, but he can't be too serious since he is a football coach full time. I'll have to look into him some more so I can give you an honest opinion, or watch him on Showtime June 2nd I beleive.

mel kiper fan said...

I think he means Johnnie Morton, the former WR in the NFL and at USC, who is now training for MMA. I believe Joey is confusing him with John Morton, the current WR Coach/ Passing Game Coordinator brought in by Carroll this season to replace Lane Kiffin.

Joey said...

your right, I did get that confused. Honest mistake. I failed to read up on it before I posted. I'll check him out.