Fightmetric proves what everyone but Rich Franklin’s corner already knew: Forrest Griffin won that fight handily.
“I show everybody, you know, like I got taken down like 4-5 times, like little girl, you know. It’s no good. I thought, you know, more stand-up, you know, but… he took me down, you know, but I learn, you know. Next time I’m going to watch the takedowns. Yeah, takedown defense and then I’m going to takedown, too, I’m going to try takedown. I get more focused. I see many UFC fights, you know, today, many like winner guy did more takedowns and pound, hit. Yeah, that’s what it’s about.”
UFC.com has their gallery up from the best photographer’s spot in the arena. Here’s Anderson Silva saying ‘Talk to the hand.’
Dana White doesn’t blame Miguel Torres for a boring fight – he’s unimpressed with Antonio Banuelos:
“Actually, my criticism is to Antonio,” White said. “You notice he closed the distance that last 10 seconds of the third round? He couldn’t do that the first three rounds?
“He stood on the outside of the jab and got picked apart all night, and his corner kept telling him, ‘What are you doing? Get inside. Don’t stay outside and get picked apart.’ If you get hit with those kind of punches, at least get inside and rough him up, too. He did it the last 10 seconds of the third round.”
Fair enough, but I’m still upset that I went to McDonalds for the Big Mac and ended up with a Filet-o-Fish instead. And what, the new Miguel Torres will always be this way? Am I supposed to be happy? I don’t care how well the strategy worked against Banuelos – there’s a lot of fighters that would have pushed right in and overwhelmed him. I guess we’ll see how well Torres can deal with that kind of thing now that he has this new lame fighting style.
Guess who gets credit for the front kick that knocked out Vitor Belfort:
“Steven Seagal helped me perfect that kick. That was a kick we were working on before I stepped in,” Silva said through a translator at the post-fight press conference. “This was a kick that I trained a lot.”
It’ll be a good weekend for rapists in sports if the Steelers win tomorrow!
Paul Kelly apparently told Donald Cerrone “if you ever wanna be a man and stand and fight me, let me know.” Big words for a trick ass bitch who tries to sucker punch people when they touch gloves.
“I did what my coaches told me to do,” said Torres, who was trained by the highly regarded Firas Zahabi for the bout. “I stuck to my game plan. I wanted to use my range and land my shots. I have to be a smart fighter. I try to be as exciting as possible, but I spend too much time in my life on fighting to be reckless. I have a family and an academy to think of, as well.”
The UFC had someone cageside snapping photos all night and they’re pumping pictures onto their Facebook page. Above: Vitor Belfort looking super confident. Below (via the UFC twitpic account): Yushin Okami smiling, because this was before the press conference where Dana said Anderson vs GSP is next and ‘the Yushin part of the equation hasn’t been figured out yet.’
75k awards go to…
- Fight of the night: Donald Cerrone vs Paul Kelly
- Submission of the night: Jon Jones
- Knockout of the night: Anderson Silva
ZombieProphet sets a new world record for fastest giffage of an event.
The biggest news we can start this post off with is the crazy shit that came after Jon Jones tooled Ryan Bader like it was no big thang: Jon Jones is gonna fight Shogun Rua for the title at UFC 128 in March. Yep, instead of having to wait something like a year and a half, we now only have to wait a MONTH and a half! All this is courtesy of Rashad Evans’ knee, which went snap crackle pop in training. The Gods of MMA surely struck him down for being a pussy and waiting on Rua to recover.