by: Jack Bratcher Dana White told Las Vegas radio personality, Steve Cofield that Lyoto Machida was his “assassin” he hand picked to beat Tito Ortiz. I knew it instinctively but to hear him actually verbalize it was an important confirmation. Dana had also said in the weeks leading up to UFC 84 that he wanted … Read more
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EU08Qb0VrN0&hl=en] Watch as Tito Ortiz starts doing his own post-fight press conference at UFC 84 before Dana White and the other fighters even get there. You can hear Jenna urge him own with shouts of “freedom of the press” and “take it outside, the reporters will follow.”
by: Jack Bratcher FIGHT 1 OF THE QUARTERFINALS: Jesse Taylor vs. Dante Rivera. They showed Jesse Taylor prior to his fight sweating off some pounds and pissing his pants. Yes that’s right…pissing his pants. He was sitting in the hottub and I guess better than peeing in the hottub, he got out, stood on the … Read more
This was Tito’s only hope; a last minute triangle to armbar attempt that quickly failed. Lyoto Machida went on to win a unanimous decision in which could very well be Tito Ortiz’s last fight in the UFC. Notice Tito’s raw leg in the picture; tell tale sign of Machida’s leg kicks.
The first part of this first video has some Lyoto highlights then goes into round one with Lyoto Machida’s fight with Rich Franklin. Round 1 [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6AWqnR-lWY&hl=en] Round 2 [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13GVDrDwVM4&hl=en]
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_YlcOszhDI&hl=en] I wonder what is up with the cane? This awards show was on CBS, hence the tie-in with Kimbo and Elite XC which both will premiere on CBS May 31st for the very first live broadcast of MMA on mainstream television in prime time. It will be a monumental night for Mixed Martial Arts.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uw4nGiv6jWM] Anderson “The Spider” Silva has moves inside and outside the cage.
It’s true, Michael Jackson is evidently a fan of The Ultimate Fighting Championship as evidenced by his appearance at UFC 84. Attendees report seeing the King of Pop wheeled into the arena in a wheelchair just in time for the Tito Ortiz vs. Lyoto Machida match with his face covered with a hood and sporting … Read more
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGjfp5CCv_o&hl=en] It’s pretty cool how Kimbo doesn’t keep the smack talk going with Dana. Also, pretty funny when this woman interviewer asks Kimbo, “just what is a Kimbo NUT?”
Check out this perfectly timed knee that dropped Sean Sherk and allowed B.J. Penn to finish the fight and defend his UFC LIghtweight Title at UFC 84 this past Saturday Night.