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Yes … feel ashamed! Feel very ashamed!

I’m not the biggest fan of Brandon Vera out there, but he certainly did endear me with the following comments:

“I wanted to punch Tim so hard,” he says. “I should have just kept touching and moving, instead of trying to light him up early. He started hitting me; I couldn’t hit him back. I started throwing short elbows to try and catch him on his way in. I sucked. That was one of the most boring fights ever. I’m ashamed to have been a part of it.”

I don’t mind too much if a fighter is boring – so long as they’re fucking ashamed of themselves for it afterwards. None of this Tim Sylvia or Andrei Arlovski “I followed my gameplan” bullshit. None of that “I don’t care what the fans think” crap.

Case in point: Karo Parisyan. I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone get as much Heat (hehe) about a boring fight than he did after his win over Ryo Chonan. But Karo manned up, said it wasn’t a great performance, that he was sorry and he’d do better next time. As far as I’m concerned, the matter’s dealt with. I don’t have to worry that Karo is happy with how things went and is going to continue sucking ass.

The same now goes for Vera. Sure, he’s an egotistical blowhard who’s swallowed his own hype. But at least he cares about having a good entertaining fight. It took a lot to keep hating him after he thrashed Frank Mir, but now I just can’t resist him any more. I … I like Brandon Vera. There, I said it!

  • Accomando says:

    “…That was one of the most boring fights ever…”

    I agree, but it was more Sylvia’s fault because he is just a slow freak who sucks ass at fighting in an entertaining way.

  • fightfan says:

    I am a big fan of muay thai fighters like Vera and Anderson Silva.

    I think he is full of it though in his post fight(Sylvia) comments. If what he says is true, he broke his hand in the opening seconds when he IMMEDIATELY went for the clinch. Why would he try to clinch with someone that much bigger, especially if he wanted to “punch” him?? He broke his thumb when he tried grab a hold of Big Tim.

  • dignan says:

    Now Sylvia needs to apologize and all will be right with the world.

    Game plans like, I wanted to punch him so hard in the face, are okay game plans by me. I was just hoping he was going to somehow get him in a clinch and shatter his face with a knee.

    Maybe Vera can take a break from the HW action, and drop to Light HW, or 185 to kick Silvas ass.

  • frickshun says:

    I dig Vera. His gameplan (if he had any) was neutralized by Tim being a fucking redwood tree leaning on him. He needs to put on 10-15 lbs of muscle or get the hell out of the weight class. I even read this morning that CroCop was putting on muscle to deal w/these heavies in the UFC.

  • CroCop is kidding himself. He needs to drop down to 185. He could do it if he cut out the kettlebell squats.

    I knew Vera was crazy when he started talking like GSP and claimed he would win championships in two divisions with no belt in his possesion. He probably could go to 185 too.

  • frickshun says:


    Have you ever used kettlebells (yes, I own 1). Unless you’re holding 8 of them, that is not bulking you up. No way CroCop is making 185. He would look like Joe Lauzon @ that weight. You have made some oddball comments today man.

  • Beau says:

    Fact of the matter is, everyone should drop to 185, even Tim.

    I’m a Vera fan and still think he’s the real deal. He finished Asseurio Silva, something big Tim couldn’t do. You just reminded me how much I hate big Tim though. Hopefully Nog subs his fat ass.

  • asa says:

    Holy shit, man. Did you just suggest that Kicko CroCick stop doing squats? Licking the LCD or not, that’s just … wow.

    365 Jits, Rugburn is right, you’ve been off your game today, is the new layout strange and confusing? Please note: Do not lick the new, it will make you cry blood.

  • Mobb Deep says:

    Vera talks shit. It was him who was trying to hug Tim for the most part cause he was getting his face boxed up whenever he let go.

  • asa/frickshun,

    The kettlebell comment was a joke and yes I do own one. (I don’t know how that man works out.) I guess I might have to leave the jokes to fightlinker..

    As far as CroCop is concerned I don’t think he can simply add weight and strength and he will be okay. In PRIDE he was able to get away with takedown defense for the most part, however his Jiu-jitsu and grappling skills have not advanced much and he’s too cocky.
    A lot of his wins came about because people were scared of him.

    The current heavyweight division is full of behemoths and CroCop is not one of them. He could be a solid 205 pounder. I might be pushing it but I think he could reach 185 where he could be more dangerous…. I would like to see him back on top but I’m not hopeful….

  • and what in the hell does this mean?

    “Licking the LCD or not, that’s just … wow.”

  • RoB says:

    Tim Sylvia should fight matt hughes. if tim wins matt is forced to be his friend.

  • Accomando says:

    “…Licking the LCD or not, that’s just … wow…”

    I agree, LCD’s are sooo much better than Plasma’s; it isn’t even funny.

  • my screen is too dirty and dusty to lick.

  • Lifer says:

    LCD has psychoactive effect when licked?!

  • Well, it’s so close to LSD it must be, right??