Saturday, December 31, 2011

No sunset ride for "The Cowboy" Cerrone, Diaz wins at UFC 141

Diaz victorious over Cerrone in Fight of the Night fashion.


On the horn:
Johnny Waugh
LEAD SR WRITER

Nate Diaz (right) landing an overhand right on the face of Donald Cerrone (left) at UFC 141
(Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

       If the two biggest men in the UFC, Lesnar vs Overeem, wasn't going to be enough to satisfy your desire for highly dramatic and entertaining MMA then you were in luck at UFC 141.

       The co-main event featured Donald Cerrone (now 17-4-1) against the season five ultimate fighter winner Nate Diaz (now 15-7).

       Cerrone and Diaz exchanged words many times before the bout which had many even more excited to view the outcome of this very important lightweight match up.

       Although the fight went to decision, it was never really that close. Diaz won unanimously , 30-27, 30-27, 29-28 on the official score cards and showcased the boxing talent that he is often underrated for using in the octagon.

       Cerrone came out from the opening bell trying to knock the head of Diaz right off. Diaz was more than a game opponent and continued to slip punches through the guard of Cerrone almost at will.

       After a first round that was clearly won by Nate Diaz, Cerrone implemented a game plan of leg kicks that caused Diaz to be put on his butt multiple times from leg sweeps.

"I knew that [leg sweeps were] making me look bad," Diaz said in the post fight press conference."I just tried to get back up and do what I had to do."

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Johny Hendricks Shocks the World, defeats Fitch in mere seconds

"The media said I had no chance," Hendricks said. "I at least had a puncher's chance."
On the horn:
Johnny Waugh
LEAD SR WRITER
Johny Hendricks


       Jon Fitch (23-4-1) was arguably the second best welterweight in the world behind George St. Pierre and had gone 20-1-1 in his last 22 fights before returning to the UFC after an injury. Johny Hendricks (12-1) has only lost by decision and is now on a three fight winning streak after defeating Fitch by knock out just 0:12 of the first round. Hendricks won a $75,000 bonus for winning Knockout of the Night and reminded media at the post fight press conference that he told everyone he had more than a chance to beat Fitch and the reasoning behind those statements.


"The lord blessed me with a left hand and I was going to put it on him." Johny Hendricks said.


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UFC 141 FANTASY MMA UPDATE

On the horn:
SR STAFF

Our UFC 141 Fantasy Picks from VERBAL SCRAP episode 6.
TUNE IN FOR MORE INFO,HOME PAGE CLICK PLAY!

GAME TWO FANTASY RESULTS (UFC 141)

SCHROE - 6 PTS
GW: DONALD CERRONE          - 2 PTS [DL (2)] 
PW: BROCK LESNAR                 -  2 PTS [L (1), PW (1)]
PW: VLAD MATYUSHENKO    -  2 PTS [L (1), PW (1)]
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Bench: Diego Nunes                     - 4 PTS [W (3), DV (1)]


SHOCKER SCHLOCKER - 13 PTS
GW: ROSS PEARSON - 6 PTS [W(3), DV (1), GW (2)]
PW: JON FITCH          - 2 PTS [ L (1), PW (1)]
PW: NATE DIAZ          - 5 PTS [ W (3), DV (1), PW (1)]
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Bench: Danny Castillo  - 4 PTS [W (3), DV (1)]


MATTZILLA- 30 PTS
GW:  JIMY HETTES                 - 6 PTS [W (3), DV (1), GW (2)]
PW:  ALISTAIR OVEREEM    - 12 PTS [W (3), TKO (3), R1 (5), PW (1)]
PW:  JOHNY HENDRICKS  - 12 PTS [W (3), KO (3), R1 (5), PW (1)]
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Bench: Manvel Gamburyan - 2 PTS [ DL (2)]


JOHNNY WAUGH- 21 PTS
GW: DYON HYUNKIM          - 6 PTS [W (3), DV (1), GW (2)]
PW: ANTHONY NJOKUANI   - 3 PTS [DL (2), PW (1)]
PW: ALEX GUSTAFFSON     - 12 PTS [W (3), TKO (3), R1 (5), PW (1)]
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Bench: Efrain ESCUDERO    - 2 PTS [DL (2)]

Friday, December 30, 2011

Lesnar Retires after losing to Overeem at UFC 141

Lesnar calls it quits after his UFC 141 loss


On the horn:
Johnny Waugh
LEAD SR WRITER

Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar after UFC 141
       Alistair Overeem (36-11) followed through on his promise to finish Brock Lesnar (5-3) at UFC 141 and fulfilled all the bets he told fighters to make on a first round stoppage.

       Overeem finished Lesnar by referee stoppage 2:26 into the first round after getting a small cut over his right eye that forced him to moved forward and land at a rapid pace.

       Overeem targeted the mid section as often as possible. He landed painful knees to the surgically repaired body of Lesnar which recently had a foot of intestine removed.

       Overeem landed a kick to the body of Lesnar that caused the former UFC champion to crumble to the canvas in pain.

(CONTINUED)...   GIF included

UFC 141 GUT CHECK PREDICTION

Got to go with the Gut.


On the horn:
Johnny Waugh
LEAD SR WRITER

Alistair Overeem

Alistair Overeem will finish Brock Lesnar
in the first round.

       I give Brock Lesnar (5-2) all the credit in the world. While most fighters start off fighting opponents of equal or lesser ability on smaller circuit shows and local cards before maturing their skills through time and dedication.

       Lesnar, in his short career has beaten Frank Mir, Shane Carwin, and Randy Couture who have a combined record of 47-17 and held three UFC championships.

       If he can use his strength and high octane gas tank to put Overeem on his back and pound him with those huge fists while moving like a helicopter blade hovering over Alistair then he is more than capable of finishing the "Reem".

       That just isn't how the gut feels this one is going at the end of the fight. Overeem is supremely confident is his ability to finish Lesnar as well.

"I would bet my money on a first round knockout," Overeem said. "But personally, I guarantee a knock out in the second."

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Boxing Thought Fruition- Andre Ward vs Sergio Martinez should happen

BOXING NEEDS FIGHTERS TO FIGHT AND HERE ARE TWO OF THEM


On the horn:
Scottie 2Piece
LEAD BOXING WRITER

For clarification purposes regarding our podcast from last week Sergio Martinez knocked out Paul Williams with a Overhand LEFT not an overhand RIGHT like I mentioned during our famed VERBAL SCRAP. :)

Sergio Martinez

       Speaking of Sergio Martinez (48-2-2-27KO's) there is talks of a possible bout between him and WBC/WBA Super Middleweight belt holder Andre Ward (25-0-13KO's) in late 2012.

       This is another huge fight for boxing that would be fought at a catch weight between the fighters respective weight classes (160lbs-168lbs) with an edge in mass going to Ward since he is the heavier of the two.

       This fight would be dynamite.

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Dong-Hyun Kim vs Sean Pierson: Pertinent Preview

Veteran vs Up-and-comer on facebook.


On the horn:
MattZilla
SR WRITER

Dong Hyun Kim (right) landing a right hook.

       Something to look for in the Facebook preliminaries: UFC veteran Dong-Hyun Kim and newbie Sean Pierson.

      Pierson comes from a wrestling background, but has shown finishing power in his pre-UFC career. He likes to hold guys to the mat and swing accurate shots from above.

      Early in Pierson's career he went by the nickname "Pimp Daddy." At some point he dropped the moniker, probably because it was just a showman's gimmick that he was not personally invested in; he values family and security in his life.

       Hyun-Kim's likes his ground-and-pound too, but his style is a bit different. He's a well-rounded MMA fighter, who uses his boxing to open his opponent up to his Judo.

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Cerrone and Diaz get into it at UFC 141 Press Conference

Cerrone wrote an article about his desire to be Diaz down


On the horn:
Johnny Waugh
LEAD SR WRITER

UFC Lightweight Nate Diaz (left) smacking the hat off Donald Cerrone's (right) head at the UFC 141 Press Conference

       Nate Diaz apparently isn't into being sociable with Donald Cerrone before their UFC 141 co headliner bout tomorrow night, Friday Dec. 30.

       Cerrone wrote an article on mmafighting.com about his desire to fight Diaz after Cerrone finished up Denis Siver at UFC 137.

       "This guy thinks you've got to be dumb or come from Stockton, wherever that is, to be tough. But I've got the same 'I don't give a f**k' gene he has, and I also got genes for better striking and better wrestling," Cerrone wrote.

"He pissed me off, he lit my fire up and as soon as I beat Dennis Siver at UFC 137 I knew that I wanted to fight again before the end of the year, and I knew I wanted to fight Nate Diaz."

       At the UFC 141 press conference, Diaz smacked Cerrone's cowboy hat off his head and pushed him back during the stare down before Dana White, UFC President was able to step in and separate the two before Cerrone had an opportunity to respond.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

UFC 141 Bonus Time

HERE IS THE RUN DOWN OF WHO IS TAKING HOME UFC 141 BONUSES


On the horn:
Schroe
SR WRITER

UFC Lightheavyweight Vladimir Matyushenko
       Friday December 30th, the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas is going to play host to yet another outstanding UFC fight card.

       And yet again its time to analyze the card to find out just which fighters are going home with some extra dough.

Knock Out of The Night- Vladimir Matyushenko

       Those of you thinking that it is a dead lock for Alistair Overeem to take KO of the night honors by putting Lesnar to sleep you are simply wrong. We'll get to why later.

       The forty year old Vladimir "The Janitor" Matyushenko however, will be turning off Alexander "The Mauler" Gustafsson's lights.

       Gustafsson will be looking to take Matyushenko to the ground and get a submission victory because he knows that Matyushenko has a solid chin with better striking ability.

       The problem for Gustafsson is that Matyushenko has been wrestling since he was 10 years old and that is bad news for The Mauler.The Janitor's 30 years of sprawling experience is going to ensure that this fight stays standing.

       Also, Matyushenko is coming off two very impressive first round KO victories against Alexandre Ferreira and Jason Brilz. I would not be surprised if Gustafsson becomes another first round victim.

       Which ever round it happens in though, the fight will end due to a beautiful knock out punch delivered by The Janitor.

Submission of the Night-

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The Best Boxing of 2011

HBO is showing their "BEST OF 2011"

On the horn:
Scottie 2Piece
LEAD BOXING WRITER


       Between tonight and the 29th HBO will be airing seven fights from this past year that were considered The BEST of 2011.

       All of which are very good matchups but there were a couple of other fights this year that were not on such grand a scale but were equally, if not more, exciting as well.

       If you like boxing at its finest you will love these see-saw battles of attrition along with what HBO has to offer.

       Here is the schedule that HBO has layed out for their progamming of Best of 2011:

Last Night:

Bernard Hopkins vs Jean Pascal 2

Amir Khan vs Lamont Peterson

Andre Berto vs Victor Ortiz

Tonight

Floyd Mayweather vs Victor Ortiz

Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez

Dec. 28th

James kirkland vs Alfredo Angulo

Dec. 29th

Miguel Cotto vs Antonio Margarito

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Monday, December 26, 2011

Brock Lesnar's Hunting Tribulations

Lesnar was in trouble for leaving Wildlife.


On the horn:
MattZilla
SR WRITER


       A hunting offense from a November 2010 hunting trip caught up to Brock Lesnar.

       Fish and wildlife officials from Alberta, Canada accused him of taking the head of a mule deer he shot and leaving the meat to spoil.

       Lesnar's lawyer appeared in a Medicine Hat court to plead guilty on his behalf to not properly affixing a tag to his downed game.

       The charges against Lesnar for wasting meat were dropped, but the same charges are still being pursued against his hunting guide.

       Lesnar said in a statement, "In Alberta, Americans can't hunt without a licensed outfitter. The outfitter is there to make sure you follow the rules."

       Ramona Robins, the chief prosecutor for the case, explained why the guide is still being charged.

       "Because he benefited commercially from the hunt and as a guide from Alberta should be held to a higher standard to know and appreciate the Wildlife Act and its various regulations than his client."

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