Greater Southern Connecticut and UFC 147 by CryTuff
UFC 147 – If a Pay Per View event falls in the forest and nobody is there to see it, does it make a sound?
Being both cheap and unemployed, I rarely pay for the PPV to watch UFC events at home. The sad result of this is that I wind up watching the fights at some hellish corporate chain of a bar. If I’m in Connecticut, as I am now, that corporate chain hell would be the local Buffalo Wild Wings. In order to spend as little time as possible at said chain bar, I usually hit the local pisser around the corner first, where the pours aren’t quite so miserly and the kind bartender will put on FX for me for the prelims. By the time the main event kicks off at 10PM EST and I’m at BWW, I have never, not once, been able to get even a bad seat in the back corner to watch the fights. Standing room only every time. Imagine my surprise tonight when I arrived at BWW and not only where there seats, there were a total of seven people at the bar, two of whom were there to watch the tail end of the Yankees – Mets game. The managing bartender, who knows me because I show up for nearly every PPV event, asked me what was up, as he put it, ‘Usually by 8.30 on UFC nights we’re jammed.’ I explained that the top of the card had taken something of a beating so the event might not be well attended. He immediately cut HALF of the kitchen and wait staff, and I told him that Silva – Sonnen II on July 7 should make up for it.
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Erick Silva: Worthy of some hype by CryTuff
UFC on FX (3 or 4, depending on whom you ask) was a set of good, not great, fights. However we did witness something that we haven’t seen in a while–a welterweight prospect truly worthy of some hype, Erick Silva.
The problem with that weight class is that however good a fighter might be he’s really fighting for the chance to have Georges St-Pierre open up a king sized can of Canuck whoop ass on him. I’ve gone back and forth with various Cagewallers about this (including Hellboy) and I like GSP more than most around here do. For me, it’s because he is the smartest fighter I’ve ever seen. He looks at his opponent, figures out what he does the worst, and then feeds the guy a steady diet of that weakness and nothing else. Exhibit 1 for the State, in UFC 124 GSP decided Josh Koscheck didn’t defend himself well enough in his boxing stance, and left jabbed him to death, sending him home with a broken orbital bone and, surprisingly, a teensy spark of humility.
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TUF Brazil: Dana should be proud by CryTuff
Hola amigos. Been a while since I rapped at ya, but some crazy things have been happening at CryTuff HQ that have taken away from writing time. And let’s just say it’s not the best time in the history of these never-all-that United States to be out of a job. However, this is no place to lament the current state of my checking account, but rather a place to talk about guys that beat the shit out of each other other for our veiwerly enjoyment.
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