Sunday, December 7, 2008

Bits and Pieces

-Golden Boy is trying quite hard to ruin Affliction's second PPV. First, they scheduled a marquee boxing match for the same night. Now, they have changed the venue from Las Vegas to the Staples Center in Los Angeles, which is about 30 miles away from where "Day of Reckoning" will be held in Anaheim. Too bad Oscar didn't fight this ferocious against Manny.

-It's looking less likely that Couture/Liddell IV will take place in Germany this summer. I snuffed this one out almost immediately. Story looked too much like a plant to be true. The fact Liddell has not even been asked about it tells you it is not the priority some thought it was. I still find it funny the reason Couture is being considered such a lock to fight in Germany is because he was stationed there for a few years in the 80s. There's also a rumor Jon Fitch is being considered for the card because he took two semesters of German in college.

-Nate Diaz and Clay Guida will get their chance to fight on January 31 at UFC 94. The fight was supposed to be on the December 13th "Fight for the Troops" card, but a foot injury forced Guida to pull out. I'm glad they added this to the event. It was looking like a sequel of UFC 91 with a huge main event and not much else to fill things out.

-Babalu is in need of an opponent for Affliction "Day of Reckoning". They better come up with someone big because this PPV is looking more like a dud every time I think about it. Other than the main event, nothing else hooks the mainstream fan. Matt Lindland might be one of the top Middleweights in the world, but he is not a PPV draw by any stretch of the imagination. I just find it hard to believe this thing will be a ratings hit. I mean, Fedor isn't even doing promotional work for it. He's the only guy the media even wants to speak with and he's in Russia hiding from the cameras.

-Looks like Josh Koscheck might be nearing the end of his career in the UFC. Honestly, I would not miss him all that much. He's an excellent wrestler who never developed decent striking. That is the type of fighter I like the least in MMA. Nothing bores me more than watching someone turn a fight into a wrestling match.


lionit said...

Oscar should retire. He was afriad to punch last night against Pac and he's gonna end up hurting himself.

KY said...

I would disagree with the koscheck remark because i think he is better in striking than alot of the wrestlers in there and not to mention it is MMA so if your getting your face pummeled you shouldnt just take it just to excite some dumbfuck so he can yell while jumping up spilling beer all over his shirt

Blackhawk said...

I don't care for Josh's fighting style either. One thing that makes him good for the UFC is that people love to see him get whipped.

At the same time I won't miss him when he is gone.

Anonymous said...

The worst fighters are the wrestlers who refuse to punch. I give a little credit to the wrestlers who try to punch but are no good at it. That's why I don't hate Matt Hamill as much as the writer of this blog. He could hold everyone down the entire fight and win, but he doesn't. He may look goofy when he punches, but at least he tries.