Sunday, June 12, 2011

So easy a Caveman can.. wait he couldn't. UFC 131 quick review.


That's the Caveman, and this is what he went through to look like that.


That's basically the gist of the 15 minute main event. Carwin tried and tried, but ultimately did nothing to try and win the fight. I had somewhat high hopes for him for this since he utterly destroyed Mir then went on and dominated Lesnar in the first round of his title fight. Then he came out tonight and just laid an egg.

As for the other fights, let me just say that Judges need to be reworked, fired or something. Asian fighters seem to be screwed every chance they get. No matter how bad they make their "white" counterparts look, they seem to lose decisions in the most improbable ways. If Asian Guy #1 beats up White Guy #1 for 5 minutes in the first round, then that fight should never have White Guy #1 winning a decision 30-27. That's impossible. I'm not sure exactly what these judges are watching, but with Dana calling out the Judges tonight, one in particular for judging every fight 30-27 for one fighter or another at random, hopefully this calls into action some form of change. Maybe take it seriously for once? This isnt 1995 where MMA makes zero money. This is a sport that's completely dwarfed nearly every other sporting event. Yes NFL is king, but in 3-5 years, it wouldn't surprise me to see MMA become the number 2 sport in the country. It's not like the NBA is selling out every game, nor is MLB as evident in the pic below.

Announced Attendance was 13,208.

11 comments:

  1. Love UFC, don't think it'll ever get that widestream to take over MLB or the NBA though. I liked both guys but was rooting for Dos Santos, surprised Carwin lasted as long as he did.

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  2. Love UFC, they cannot top the NFL unless the NFL really blows it by having their lockout go much longer. At some point they will stop growing and reach their peak potential.

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  3. It's a shame he put up such a poor fight when he lasted so long.

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  4. Those fights are so vicious. I like UFC, but NBA is way better and always will be in my opinion.

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  5. 20 unanswered punches, probably should have been stopped. But Carwin is tough but JDS is so quick. So looking forward JDS Vs Cain

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  6. Brutal picture, caught some of the fight at a friends house.

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  7. glad to see dos santos win. great guy. i agree with your commentary about judging, but to call mma the #2 sport right now is not realistic. it's beyond boxing for sure, but not at the level of MLB, NBA, or even NHL in certain parts of the county. It may get there eventually, but its a few years out yet.

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  8. Wow when the opponent looks back at the ref like "are you going to call this?" and he just keeps going, yeah that was brutal.

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