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‘UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes’ — Main Event Liveblog

“I’m not even kidding you, man! It must have been four feet of linguiça. And ‘Humble’ ate the whole thing, just now backstage!” (Photo: UFC.com)

It’s 1 AM in Rio De Janeiro and and the locals have turned out in droves to cheer on their countrymen and wish death upon foreigners. It may not be very sporting of them, but we’ve pretty much thrown professionalism out the window this weekend.

Is Mendes the right Alpha Male to topple Aldo in his own backyard? Does Belfort have enough power to put away one of the UFC’s top heavyweights? And will Palhares’s overwhelming desire to tear limbs apart overcome his instinct to stop fighting in the middle of a bout?

Come join me, Chris Colemon, inside for the answers to these questions and more.

I thought the FOX era was supposed to signal the end of the Gladiator intro, but I guess that only counts for FOX broadcasts. That’s a shame.

And we aren’t wasting much time. It’s been a strong showing for Brazil thus far. Let’s see if Etim can turn the tides.

Edson Barboza, Jr. vs. Terry Etim

I don’t speak Portuguese, but I had an easier time understanding Barboza’s prefight interview than I did Etim’s. Bruce Buffer, man of the world, caters to the home crowd in his introduction.

R1: If you forget who is who, the Brazilian is the one with the tan. Big Dan is in control of things. Both men swing awahy and Etim gets the early takedown, but they quickly pop back up. Barboza blocks a head kick. Etim fakes a punch and shoots for another takedown, but Barboza sweeps and gets back up. They’re feeling each other out, and Barboza misses with a wild punch before finding his mark with a pair of leg kicks. Barboza’s thrown quite a few shots to the break basket. Barboza sees the takedown coming and stuffs the Brit. The crowd is chanting something–it undoubtedly involves Etim meeting his maker. Barboza charges in and connects with a combination. Woo, powerful spinning back kick from Barboza to shut out the round.


R2:
Etim comes out much more active, but he’s still eating leg kicks. Etim lands a leg kick and follows up with another to the head but it’s blocked. Etim gets stuffed on a takedown and eats a knee to the gut. If he can’t land these takedowns, he needs to get more aggressive in the standup, and he’s making the effort. Barboza’s been landing heavy kicks to Etim’s lead leg throughout the bout, and he’s sticking with the formula. Etim with a head kick and spinning back kick of his own. Etim with a takedown from across the cage. He lands it but it’s as short lived as the others. Barboza digs in with a body shot and follows it up top. Strong switch kick to the body by the Brazilian to close out the round.

R3: Really wish they would have secured local talent for the ring card girls. Am I alone in that? They’re trading early in round three. Etim with a failed flying knee, or “jumping knee” as Goldy called it earlier. Both men are sticking to their plan: Barboza lands a leg kick and Etim fails a takedown. Annnnd Barboza whips around with a magnificent spinning wheel kick! Tiiiiimbeeer! He catches Etim square in the face and this is a wrap!

Edson Barboza def. Terry Etim by Knock Out (2:02 R3)

Rogan calls this the first ever spinning heel kick knock out in UFC history. He’d probably know. A nice finish to kick off the PPV card, and the Brazilians are rolling tonight.

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Comments

  1. Anhonestmoose Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 06:47


    Fuck it, I'm getting a pizza and some wings. You guys want anything?
  2. CrushCo Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 06:50


    Anhonestmoose--you fool! You didn't call your seat!
  3. Anhonestmoose Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 06:54


    Damn it Crush! You are one opportunistic bastard.
  4. haterade Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:00


    @crushco gannon started this night out right....better keep the funny coming
  5. cabj1905 Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:01


    Pretty solid show on FX. I liked everything but the NFL music.
  6. KarmaAteMyCat Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:04


    CrushCo mind if I post a link to the PPV?
  7. JudgeHolden Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:04


    I was watching some classic Belfort fights the other day, and while I feel uncomfortable joining the ranks of MMA fans who act as though they truly know for a fact that "all MMA fighters use PEDs," Belfort's physique at age 19 (fighting Tank, Wandy, etc.) was pretty ridiculous. Also, I think "Money" Mendes needs to tonsure that shit and wear like a 12-pound brass crucifix to the cage.
  8. CrushCo Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:05


    @haterade: I thought he did very well. Let me apologize in advance if you aren't imprezzed by my per-for-mance.
  9. NomadRip Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:06


    Here’s the quick video of Belfort and Crumble weighing in 3 hours before the fight: http://youtu.be/9m55fw6ki7g
  10. CrushCo Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:07


    @JudgeHolden: You remember his first bout vs Couture (way back when, not in the Zuffa era)? He was juiced to the gills.
  11. CrushCo Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:08


    I don't make the rules around here, Karma, and I certainly don't enforce them.
  12. haterade Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:12


    btw...my picks for the main event are barboza, silva, paul harris, rumble by flubber, and aldo
  13. cabj1905 Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:12


    "I don't make the rules around here... and I certainly don't enforce them." That was beautiful, man. I'll use that one at work for the rest of my life.
  14. NomadRip Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:16


    I was just thinking what an ugly (aurally) language Portuguese is, and then Terry Etim started talking.
  15. NomadRip Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:23


    Hey F/X didn't show any ring card girl scenes, did they?
  16. haterade Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:30


    part of me wonders if barboza is able to land anything besides a right leg kick...the other part of me wonders does it matter? cause he's chucking that leg like its going out of style
  17. JudgeHolden Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:31


    @ CrushCo Yeah, that era Belfort. He was very young, and way too ripped.
  18. cabj1905 Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:32


    Terry Etim will be talking straight from now on.
  19. haterade Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:32


    edson barboza...the baddest right leg on the planet
  20. NomadRip Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:32


    Boom! That was purdy.
  21. Anhonestmoose Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:33


    HOLY SHIT.
  22. itsgalf Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:33


    holy crap was that wheel kick amazing!
  23. cabj1905 Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:33


    It's only January and we already have what will certainly be the KO of the year. I bet Steven Seagal will try to take credit for this one too.
  24. KarmaAteMyCat Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:33


    Yeah intense.
  25. JudgeHolden Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:34


    Jesus Christ taught Barboza that kick.
  26. Mood Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:34


    My money's on Van Damme taking credit
  27. haterade Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:36


    walk off wheel kick ko...like a boss
  28. cabj1905 Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:37


    @Mood - True. I don't know what I was thinking there. That one is all Van Damme. Then he'll take credit for GSP's career.
  29. haterade Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:39


    @ mood and cabj it doesn't matter who used it in what movie...sensei segal created all martial arts...all credit belongs to him
  30. cabj1905 Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:41


    Oh shit, haterade. You made me die laughing. That's hilarious!
  31. RSparrow Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:42


    My boy Carlo!!!!!!!!
  32. haterade Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:42


    @ cabj just trying to set the record straight...if you don't give the sensei his credit, the glimmer man will show up at your house and take it from you
  33. haterade Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:44


    does anyone know whats up with the purple hats? Are they sponsoring EVERY brazilian fighter tonight?
  34. haterade Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:45


    @ crushco forget the bieber hair...dude's got jesus right above his junk...does that make me gay for noticing?
  35. Anhonestmoose Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:46


    Damn, that was quick.
  36. cabj1905 Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:46


    Damn! Hell of a debut for Prater...
  37. Mood Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:48


    Silva was robbed
  38. RSparrow Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:48


    Back of the head!!!!!
  39. cabj1905 Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:48


    That's bullshit.
  40. haterade Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:50


    love how joe organ doesn't give a shit and will say whats on his mind...whether i agree with him or not...Joe Rogan don't give a fuck
  41. itsgalf Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:50


    Mario Yamasaki...why did you drop that bag of ice?
  42. cabj1905 Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:52


    Somewhat unprofessional of Joe to put Yamasaki on the spot and argue like a kindergartner. I agree that it was a bad decision, but Yamasaki doesn't have the luxury of replay. Referees should not be required to give declarations explaining their decisions.
  43. NomadRip Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:53


    @haterade Noticing jesus over junk isn't gay, but the Freudian slip calling the announcer joe organ might be a sign.
  44. MrBlondeSL Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:53


    daaaaamn joe called mario out! but something does need to be done about that type of shit
  45. CrushCo Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:54


    @haterade: Now I'm picturing Jesus with a Justin Beiber haircut. H-A-W-T!
  46. KarmaAteMyCat Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:54


    What Happens in Brazil stays in Brazil.
  47. snoop dog shit Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:54


    Isn't anything behind the ear considered "back of the head?"
  48. RSparrow Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:55


    Hey man... Shit happens. Carlos a great guy, gotta take it if it's given. Lil douchey of Joe, but I understand conpletely
  49. Mood Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:56


    Belfort's in trouble later if Mario's reffing.
  50. NomadRip Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:56


    There was at least one clear punch to the back of the head while his forehead was planted firmly on the canvass, plus several other very questionable ones. I was yelling at him to stop hitting the back of the head during the live stream too. But Yamasaki may just have me on his side here because he makes heart hands.
  51. cabj1905 Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:58


    Back of the ear is technically fine. They just want to protect the base of the spine.
  52. haterade Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 07:58


    @nomad...oh shit...guess i just learned something about myself tonight...now to sit in the corner and cry in shame
  53. Red Baron Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:02


    Snoopy, some of these ex-wrestlers have cauliflower ears that have adjustable location on the head.
  54. JudgeHolden Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:03


    That was a peculiar call by Yamasaki, but it's a difficult situation. Let's say you were Yamasaki, and because of the angle where you were standing, your real-time perspective was such that you perceived Silva won after repeatedly striking Prater in the back of the head, which caused Prater to lose consciousness. You inform the NSAC of your official ruling, and seconds later watch the instant replay and see that you made a mistake. Because of how the rules are currently set, what actually, objectively happened in the cage is irrelevant. All that matters is the split-second, potentially very flawed perception that informs the referee's decision. The instant replay serves no real purpose, from an officiating stand-point, which is a serious problem and makes the officials in the sport look totally worthless.
  55. haterade Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:03


    does it make me a bad person that i'm disappointed paul harris didn't hold onto that submission longer?
  56. KarmaAteMyCat Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:04


    Only fucking idiots wait to tap to Knee bars and Heel hooks that deep, Your bad dog.. Enjoy Surgery
  57. Mood Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:05


    Paul Harris is straight up scary. Would love to see him get some bigger fights
  58. Anhonestmoose Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:05


    There aren't many people in this world that scare the piss out of me, but Palhares is one of them.
  59. KarmaAteMyCat Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:05


    @Haterade; If you ever see me grab someones Leg or Arm I'll bring you a gift.
  60. itsgalf Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:06


    "Excellent submission. How do you feel tonight?" "I wanted to RIP THAT SHIT OFF!!!!"
  61. KarmaAteMyCat Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:07


    @Itsgalf; I would bet he did want to rip that shit off..
  62. Anhonestmoose Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:08


    @Karma The bar by my apartment that is showing the UFC is actually called Karma Bar and Grill. Just thought you should know.
  63. KarmaAteMyCat Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:11


    @AnHonestmoose: Are you in Milwaukee? I use to live in Point and Train in Wausau @ Rising Son, we just had two guys win tonight in Upstate. - My Condolences on your Current Gov. HAHAHA Dudes a fucking tool.
  64. itsgalf Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:12


    Wausau, I've flown to that airport to visit my buddy at Steven's Point.
  65. haterade Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:13


    so the real question for tonight is will rumble be cut if he manages to win?
  66. Anhonestmoose Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:14


    Yeah, near Farwell and North. College/bar area.
  67. JudgeHolden Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:16


    I can't see Johnson winning this. I could be totally wrong, but I see Johnson getting knocked out in the first round.
  68. RwilsonR Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:22


    Just catching up, but my man Hoos is an animal! A half man, half bear, half wolverine ANIMAL!
  69. Mood Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:23


    Johnson looks like he's already gassing
  70. RwilsonR Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:24


    If there is one person, one person in this world who I would hands-down not want to fight ever, it is Rousimar Palhares! Well.. if you count him as a person.
  71. Anhonestmoose Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:25


    Thank God, I was worried for a second there Vitor.
  72. haterade Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:25


    rumble gassed himself out...but he really didn't have any options...he had to go and try and end it early to salvage any bit of good will after that horrible weight cut
  73. JudgeHolden Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:25


    I wonder if Johnson gets fired.
  74. sirch6002 Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:26


    and there goes rumble's ufc career....
  75. cabj1905 Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:26


    You could tell Vitor was fighting pissed at the beginning of the fight. That almost cost him. Glad he pulled it off. Johnson came out aggressive, though. I'm not so sure Dana will cut him. He could be a force at 185 if he gets the weight issues under control.
  76. Null Kuhl Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:26


    AAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! That's right, Rumble! Now *I'M* laughing at *YOU*!!!!!!!! Fat bitch!
  77. ccman Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:26


    Fastest stand ups ever. Glad belfort won but was still odd.
  78. itsgalf Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:27


    well....see you later Rumble. Go challenge Luke Rockhold
  79. KarmaAteMyCat Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:27


    Dude Johnson was ordered by a UFC doctor to CEASE AND Desist his weight cut so I don't know why you would fire the guy.. but whatever. I doubt they'd of let the fight continue considering Vitor's eye in the Second round.
  80. haterade Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:27


    @judge don't see how he can keep his job after that...don't think he'll get the lifetime ban though
  81. Sopapo Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:27


    Thats Ray Sefo on Belfort's corner right?
  82. NomadRip Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:29


    VITOR!! That crowd has me going, too. I just scared the neighbor's dog when Crumble tapped.
  83. haterade Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:29


    @karma even though the ufc doc forced him to hydrate don't think that will buy him much goodwill from the bald father. his view will be that johnson should never have put himself in that position where he had to cut that much
  84. KarmaAteMyCat Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:29


    @Sopapo; I didn't see Ray was he there?.
  85. sirch6002 Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:30


    @Karma the ufc doctor told him to stop cutting because they didnt want him to get seriously injured, true. but that doesn't mean that he couldn't have started slimming down a few weeks beforehand so he didn't have to cut so much as to put himself in that position
  86. itsgalf Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:30


    Shogun's wife is too pretty
  87. Mood Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:31


    Aye Karma, doubt they'd cut him if they did hook him up to a drip themselves. Might end up forcing him into LHW though, if his body just can't make the lower weights, that's where he should be.
  88. cabj1905 Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:31


    You gotta take into consideration that Johnson was dehydrated all day yesterday and half of today. Of course he was gassing towards the end. It's his own fault, but if he becomes a disciplined fighter, he could be a contender.
  89. Anhonestmoose Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:31


    Considering that Johnson loses to the top fighters in both divisions, and his issues with weight cutting (has he missed more than he's made?) I don't see the UFC keeping him around.
  90. JudgeHolden Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:34


    @ Karma: Let's say I'm a UFC fighter contracted to fight at 185 pounds. A week before the weigh-in, I weigh 230 pounds. I manage to cut down to 190 before my body starts to shut-down and a UFC doctor orders me to stop cutting weight. Even though a doctor told me to stop cutting weight, I would still be at fault for creating the situation. Johnson has a history of failing to make weight. I think it's reasonable to think that he failed to prepare correctly for the Belfort fight, just as he has failed to prepare in the past, and is responsible for not making the limit. That's why I think he could be fired.
  91. RaginAsian Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:34


    "Anthony Johnson is going to put the middleweight division on notice." ~Rashad Evans
  92. RearNakedSpoon Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:36


    did Johnson gas or did those punches to the back of the head screw him up too much? This isn't Vale tudo boys!
  93. KarmaAteMyCat Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:36


    I think it would be more fair to have him Decide to go to 205lbs or find a new Profession I don't see why firing him is the only option.
  94. haterade Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:36


    @cabj how many chances does he get to become a disciplined fighter. Not like he hasn't had the opportunity to become more disciplined. I would put money on dana cutting him at the post fight press conference
  95. CrushCo Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:38


    Fun Fact: Anthony Johnson has missed weight in over 25% of his UFC bouts.
  96. RwilsonR Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:39


    Johnson is dunzo in the UFC Karma. They hooked him up to an I'VE because he came in so heavy he couldn't safely make the cut. That is his fault, and his fault alone.
  97. KarmaAteMyCat Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:41


    THATS THE BEST ENTRANCE SONG FOR A CHAMPION IN HIS HOME TOWN EVA!
  98. cabj1905 Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:41


    I know at least one of his missed weight cuts was because he took the fight on 2-weeks notice. This one, yeah he put himself in a terrible position, but ultimately, he can ride the "Dr. told me to do it" excuse. In the end: Should he be fired? Yes Will he be fired? Probably Is there a chance they keep him around because he's entertaining to watch? Definitely
  99. KarmaAteMyCat Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:42


    I AM ALSO A Jay Z Nutthugger!!! VIVA LA BLUE IVY!!!
  100. RwilsonR Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:42


    Sorry... meant "IV". Damn autofill!
  101. snoop dog shit Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:43


    @karma "I think it would be more fair to have him Decide to go to 205lbs or find a new Profession I don’t see why firing him is the only option" I think it would be more fair for up and comers who are professionals and make weight to have his roster spot until AJ realizes he's supposed to be a fucking professional and act accordingly.
  102. JudgeHolden Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:44


    @ Karma I actually like Johnson a lot as a fighter and hope he continues to fight in the UFC. But I do wonder whether or not Dana White will fire him because he consistently has problems making weight. White also made comments about how "win or lose, Johnson's job is on the line," which also makes me wonder if White will fire him. AJ has a lot of spectacular knock-outs and is fun to watch, but he may be too unreliable to put in big-name fights that he could potentially ruin by failing to make weight. Imagine if he was in a title shot and weighed in 12 pounds over. Mendes and Aldo. Let's see.
  103. cabj1905 Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:47


    Even in his native language, Yamasaki sounds like he's got a mouth full of shit.
  104. RwilsonR Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:49


    The only scenario where I wouldn't want to see Anthony Johnson fired is if he is granted an immediate non-title match against Jon Jones, who would take him down and drop hellbows on his oversized cheekbones until his face was smashed up worse than Brandon Vera's. The fire him.
  105. Anhonestmoose Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:49


    I like how rogan mentioned everything about soccer except the actual kicking as helpful in developing leg kicking ability.
  106. JudgeHolden Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:50


    Looks like Aldo Faber II
  107. EnemyofReality Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:50


    Anthony Johnson lost with 11 seconds remaining. How ironic. You see what god just did to him, man.
  108. JudgeHolden Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:52


    Ugly fence grab.
  109. Mood Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:52


    Whoah!
  110. JudgeHolden Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:52


    Wow.
  111. JudgeHolden Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:54


    I bet Aldo took more damage in the crowd than in the cage.
  112. itsgalf Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:54


    myyyyyyy goodness
  113. cabj1905 Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:56


    Jose Aldo is incredible. Good job. I also like the spontaneity to celebrate with the crowd.
  114. NomadRip Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:56


    That was beautiful.
  115. Anhonestmoose Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:57


    @Enemy God didn't do it, Belfort did. Ah, Fear and Loathing.
  116. JudgeHolden Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 08:59


    Thanks for the stream, Karma. Weirdest moments of the night: -AJ's Weight -Yamasaki's DQ -Rogan's interview with Yamasaki -AJ loses with 11 seconds left -Omigawa's boxing -Aldo runs into the crowd, almost causes a riot
  117. RwilsonR Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 09:02


    Wow! Aldo is amazing! Being able to make really good fighters look easy to beat is an incredible thing. I wish the fence grab hadn't been there, since chances are he would have still crushed Mendes without the cheat, but still looked amazing.
  118. EnemyofReality Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 09:03


    @Anhonestmoose HAHAHA Well done!
  119. cabj1905 Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 09:07


    So who the hell is next for Aldo? Nobody can beat that guy. Speaking of nobody beating him... I can't wait for Dana to jump ship again and say that Aldo is top-3 P4P. His list changes every month.
  120. KarmaAteMyCat Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 09:08


    I do not believe anyone at 145lbs can touch Aldo now that he has his weight in check specifically when he is motivated and he is always motivated. - Faber looked pissed LOL
  121. Anhonestmoose Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 09:10


    Next for Aldo is Frankie Edgar, at whichever weight class Edgar feels like fighting.
  122. RwilsonR Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 09:12


    A good thing and bad thing... the UFC has some amazing champions, who are so good they don't have any competition. FW, WW, MW, and LHW seem locked down, and BW not far behind. We'll see how JDS does at HW, and Edgar has a decent amount of competition. Speaking of Edgar, he may be the only person who can give Aldo a fight, but it is hard to imagine him winning at this point. Edgar does generally fight smart, though, with mixing things up really well.
  123. RwilsonR Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 09:13


    Anhonestmoose beat me too it... Edgar is the only fight that makes sense for Aldo, but LW still has a pretty deep pool.
  124. KarmaAteMyCat Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 09:14


    I want to share this, This just got tweeted to me OMG Hilarious... ----- http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/crashstitches79/AJGRUB.jpg
  125. KarmaAteMyCat Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 09:16


    WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOA! You think Edgar can beat Aldo? I just spit my fucking Latte all over my wall.. No never not even a chance in hell... No just No, in fact if you don't believe me thats fine just write this shit down KARMA said that shit ain't happening and remember who told you so... Sorry to come off as RANDOM but ugh.. No, no, and no.
  126. KarmaAteMyCat Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 09:18


    In fact I'll put the same bet I did with intercept440, TEN BUCKS RIGHT HERE ON Aldo beating Edgar...
  127. smellypiratehooker Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 09:19


    The "mike Tyson" of Ju Jitsu, Paul Harris. I've thought for a while now, that Jose Aldo", Is the pound for pound greatest. Reason why, is that no one has stunted him. And next Thursday, if he's not busy, he could take Edgars belt.
  128. JudgeHolden Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 09:21


    @ RwilsonR All of the extremely dominant champs in the UFC are awesome to watch, but they tend to turn title fights into squash matches. Then UFC really has to roll out the hardcore hype-machine propaganda just to make the contender seem credible, which can be obnoxious. Like when White proposed that Okami was the best fighter out of Japan and a real threat to Anderson Silva's belt.
  129. KarmaAteMyCat Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 09:23


    @Smellypiratehooker; Dat smelly hooker pussy might smell like rum and bar peanuts but dammit if it isn't on que with the level of thinking I like my pirate hookers to be on...
  130. amsterdamheavy Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 09:24


    I gotta go with Karma on that one
  131. amsterdamheavy Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 09:25


    ....talkin about his comments on Edgar/Aldo - took too long to comment apparently
  132. CrushCo Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 09:28


    Fellas, thanks for the lively comments tonight. Ya'll have a good one.
  133. RwilsonR Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 09:28


    Agreed, JudgeHolden. Blessing and a curse...
  134. KarmaAteMyCat Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 09:29


    @amsterdamheavy; Edgars little Point fighting leg kicks will get him a Broken Leg VIA LEG CHECK or a Purple Thigh ALA Urijah Faber vs Jose ALdo... I mean honestly you know theres a reason he dropped down to 135lbs, and wants to refight Cruz over Aldo... They can all ponder it and take my bet or meh.
  135. Anhonestmoose Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 09:30


    @Karma I never said that Edgar would be the favorite, just that it's the only fight that makes sense.
  136. RwilsonR Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 09:32


    If you were talking to me Karma, I said I thought Edgar would be the only one who would make sense for Aldo now, but I had a hard time seeing Edgar winning at this point. So I was in agreement with you. If you were talking to honestmoose,not sure how he feels.
  137. KarmaAteMyCat Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 09:32


    @Anhonestmoose; I just don't even see the point of having one champion embarrass another no offense intended, my comment wasn't even aimed at you solely multiple people Mentioned Edgars name.
  138. RwilsonR Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 09:33


    Well, seems honestmoose and I are in agreement on that point.
  139. KarmaAteMyCat Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 09:35


    I was talking to anyone who thinks that one champion at a weight class should fight another, it seems bad for business and it seems pointless since we know the outcome sorry if I came off rude. You know I love you mother fuckers, I'd like to see Aldo fight Gilbert Melendez more then Frankie Edgar... thats just me though.
  140. RSparrow Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 09:40


    Karma, you suck!
  141. KarmaAteMyCat Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 09:44


    Oh man Rsparrow I missed you. Where you been all my life good looking?
  142. RwilsonR Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 09:55


    Karma - No apology needed, no offense taken. I agree with you from a business standpoint, champion vs champion fights don't usually make sense. I think we were just saying that in the entire world right now, the only fighter with the qualifications to give Aldo a fight at his weight class would be Edgar. I would favor Aldo, but Edgar brings a few more guesses to that match than previous opponents, and certainly more experience in big matches than Mendes. Edgar is always underestimated, and usually delivers. I think Aldo would probably win, but if the UFC's finances aren't a factor, it is he best match for Aldo. And if you don't think we should talk about fantasy matches because they won't ever materialize, that's a fair point, but I'd say that the comments section is a good spot for just that conversation.
  143. RwilsonR Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 10:03


    I also think Gil Melendez is overrated. I think we'll see once he starts taking on fighters better than Josh Thompson and the Japanese. Just my opinion. And yes, I referred to them as "the" Japanese... what of it?
  144. KarmaAteMyCat Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 10:07


    @RWR; Oh completely the best spot for Fantasy Match up chatter. I don't disagree at all in fact I whole heartily agree, I would like to see Sonnen/Munoz be for an INTERIM Belt as well I mean can you imagine the shit Chael would talk if he had a title belt? OH my god. I would also Love to see Faber stop getting Rematches right away after beating only one opponent but thats just me, I also still would prefer to see Gilbert Melendez fight Jose Aldo over Frankie Edgar No discrediting dude I just think Bendo is going to beat the shit out of him is all but we'll see.. Edgar is always counted out but not always down for the count he has probably the biggest heart and fighting will in the UFC so best wishes.. Do you think Jim Miller can take out Melvin?
  145. RwilsonR Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 10:09


    One last thought for the evening... if Anthony Johnson is allowed to keep his job, it should be on the condition that he has to stand still in a stance like he is sitting in a saddle, and let Jose Aldo kick him in the jimmy.
  146. RwilsonR Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 10:16


    Good points... except I'm not the biggest Gil fan. Exciting, but I'd like to see him tested... especially against the UFC's wrestlers. Melvin is always a toss-up because he can finish anyone quickly if he connects. I'd like to think Miller takes that fight about 7/10 times by sub or superior gas tank decision, but still a good likelihood Melvin stuffs the takedown and connects with a big one. I really do think Bendo has a good chance of beating Edgar, too. He has size and strength on Edgar, which most do, but he is the first person with that size and strength who can match cardio with Edgar. Edgar probably has a little but of speed, but Bendo has the power advantage. Good fight.
  147. RwilsonR Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 10:21


    Sonnen with a belt would be fantastic! I actually think Munoz is about the worst person for Sonnen to draw, though. He'll have a hard time getting and holding Munoz down, and Munoz has a clear power advantage in striking. I think Munoz also may have a speed advantage. Sonnen probably has the cardio edge, though. I still wish it had been Sonnen vs. Bisping instead of Muniz. First, because Sonnen would win and then fight Silva, but also because it would preserve both Sonnen and Munoz as title challengers in a division that needs some. And the shit talking against Bisping would have been great.
  148. cabj1905 Says:

    Sat, 01/14/12 - 10:58


    And now he's fired...
  149. smellypiratehooker Says:

    Sun, 01/15/12 - 12:30


    @karma Get ready for a little more, sound logic. Aldo is violent finisher,with ever few loop holes. His intense presure, combined with vicious power and accuracy, would overwhelm the best of, strikers and grapplers, period. Anderson has acknowledged that "if Aldo was a middle weight, he would retire" (not rerbatim), why would anyone doubt Andersons judge of fighting abitity. The reason I beieve that Aldo is where he is, in the general standings, is that, the UFC hasn't signed as much well known, publicised feather weights, and when the division gets a little more notorious, the standings will compare. Until then, Aldo will just be that guy that " unemotionally, demolishes, everyone. Kinda like Fedor, with more variety.
  150. Nippletwist Says:

    Sun, 01/15/12 - 12:44


    So happy Aldo knocked out mendes. Not so happy about rumble and Vitor going to the ground...
  151. FedorSucksDonkeyDick Says:

    Sun, 01/15/12 - 04:26


    Was I the only one that saw Aldo grab the cage for deal life as he was about to get suplexed to hell?? we need plexiglass fuck this cage shit. Then the whole crowd fucking after the win...Aldo probably has AIDS now, fuckin monkeys
  152. Todd M Says:

    Sun, 01/15/12 - 05:20


    Once again the Brazilians sweep the board at home, vintage performances from Palhares, Belfort & Aldo. Barboza is a walking highlight reel, I figured he was just going to cruise the last round out and then he landed that wheel kick, fucking crazy. I thought Silva hit the back of the head a couple of times, hard to say if the outcome would of been different if he hadn't, Joe calling out Yamasaki was just akward. I was really impressed with Vitor, I have been calling him a frontrunner that fades under pressure and I was happy to see him get that one, he looked confident and calm and showed he is a threat on the ground as well. Aldo is the man, I thought Mendes would be his biggest test and he was no match for an in shape Jose Aldo. Yeah he grabbed the fence but after he was warned Mendes got the take down and Aldo sprang right back up, like he always do. That knee was Anderson Silva shit, he broke free from the clinch and anticipated the shot and just blasted Chad's mug, fucking awesome when he ran into the crowd I love that shit. Great night of fights, for next week I got Miller subbing Melvin and Neer over Bang, don't know how maybe a sub.
  153. KarmaAteMyCat Says:

    Sun, 01/15/12 - 06:16


    @Nippletwist; Perhaps you should check into this sport called Boxing or Muay Thai otherwise.... get use to..
  154. Nippletwist Says:

    Sun, 01/15/12 - 07:58


    so i should stop watching mma because i want to see it's best strikers do what they do best. yeah that makes sense. your a frickin genius ya idiot.
  155. amsterdamheavy Says:

    Sun, 01/15/12 - 08:15


    Dude, if you cant appreciate the ground game, then Karma is right. - I thought it was refreshing to finally see Vitor's ground game, how often do you ever see that? The dude is a Gracie black belt, not that that has quite the panache it used to, but it was still good to see another facet of his game. - Ohm and that fuck is fired. I hope he's sitting there thinking about his shitty attitude and I sure hope he's still laughing, the tool.
  156. KarmaAteMyCat Says:

    Sun, 01/15/12 - 08:56


    @NippleTwist; I'm the idiot who is upset about seeing world class Jujitsu from a guy who rarely uses it? Yeah I'm the idiot ha. lemme go all old school on you here by saying "Try again buster brown"
  157. RwilsonR Says:

    Sun, 01/15/12 - 09:17


    By the way, CrushCo, nice work on the liveblog. Meant to say it last night... good updates and some funny stuff to make it a good read. We like to shit on you guys a lot around here (it's kinda our thing), but every so often when you do a good job we probably should say so. So 'attaboy!
  158. Nippletwist Says:

    Sun, 01/15/12 - 09:20


    so in a match-up between two of the most exciting stand-up fighters ever in mma you wouldn't prefer that it stay standing? sorry bro i still think you're an idiot. jiu-jitsus great, i love watching palhares tool on guys. but when i see guys like rumble johnson and vitor belfort get in the cage, i'm not watching to see their grappling skills.
  159. KarmaAteMyCat Says:

    Sun, 01/15/12 - 09:35


    I am an idiot because I understand how game plans work and how when someones eye swells up the way Vitors did and thus he new he didn't want to stand. Do not complain about the way fights end if you understand and respect the sport. So really who's the idiot cause it isn't me so who does that leave....
  160. Sopapo Says:

    Sun, 01/15/12 - 09:38


    @Karma, just checked . He's on Xtreme Couture as Belfort so he was there.
  161. KarmaAteMyCat Says:

    Sun, 01/15/12 - 09:52


    @Sopapo; I know Ray is one of the best Boxing coaches out there not to mention, his amateur career was sick. I took a bunch of his classes when I was in Vegas.
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    Sun, 01/15/12 - 02:28


    Motherfucker I missed a $7,000 parlay over one fight...freakin stout got robbed. Thanks judges for costing me 7 grand...assholes.
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