UFC 100: Thoughts After the Landmark PPV
I was thoroughly impressed with UFC 100 from beginning to end.
I didn't get to see the preliminary fights, but I'm sure they were good as well. I'm not really here to talk about the night though, more or less after-thoughts.
First of all Dan Henderson made up for the lack of U.S.A wins during the ultimate fighter.
For new fans who watched and thought that is was too "brutal" let me just say you don't stop until your told to stop.
These fighters are trained to go until the ref stops them.
You take a fighter like Forrest Griffin, and you might think you flash ko'ed him but you probably didn't.
Henderson was making sure he finished the job that he is paid and trained to do.
Bisping will be fine.
His morale may be a little hurt since he talked to much trash, but he'll be fine. He's a tough kid.
George St. Pierre, fans know him as "GSP", or my favorite "The Complete Fighter".
If he didn't make a significant push for top pound for pound fighter I don't know what else he needs to do.
Whether he is on top by himself, or with Andersen Silva, and Fedor I don't care. This guy needs to be up top.
He has had continuous tough competitors line up to fight him. I understand that Silva and Fedor always can't get top notch opponents, but like any other sport sometimes the system plays into your favor, and sometimes it doesn't.
Setting up a mega fight with "GSP" and Silva.
If Silva wins this proves that the majority fighters should stay in their division.
If GSP wins then that would be a whole different aspect of how good he really is.
Brock Lesnar: The "unsportsmanlike" tragedy.
This is truly being blown out of proportion.
So everyone thinks its okay to talk trash for months, but not a little bit after the fight.
If Lesnar doesn't respect him then he doesn't respect him. I'm not saying he doesn't I'm just saying if that is the way he feels then so be it.
I understand he also flipped off the crowd, a crowd which did boo because the fight went to the ground.
I understand sometimes you want to please the crowd, but Lesnar was there to win this fight. Clearly he did that, and he did it in dominate fashion whether you like it or not.
ESPN: If your going to cover MMA then cover it correctly.
I don't watch a lot of other sports shows, but this is my problem.
Everyone wants to talk about Lesnar's antics after the fight, but no one wants to talk about his multiple apologies. He apologized to everyone he should have on several occasions. Like he said he was in the entertainment business for years, so he carried a little bit of it over, BIG DEAL.
Tito Ortiz I truly believe helped make this sport mainsteam with his hyping and antics before and after fights. Lesnar may be able to take it to the next level. However, I don't think we will see Lesnar make too many more public mistakes.
UFC is doing tremendously well without mainstream fans. People who already watch it may not like it, but they will still watch. People will watch if they hate him just to see if he gets beat.
Don't let a little unsportsmanlike trash talk, which was apologized for, turn you away.
Trash talk happens in every sport, and it makes it a little more entertaining as well.
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