(Look dude, if you can’t pull off the somersault into heel hook, don’t even try it.)
Now that you people are finally done bitching about another contest you didn’t win, we can finally move on to the pressing issues addressed in your questions. Like which MMA fighter we would like to have for a father. Thank God we’re finally getting serious around here.
Who do you guys see as the Best and Worst Referees of UFC, and any other big Organization, and why? Thanks sirs. – Rokabee
Steve Mazzagatti took some heat from Dana White for his late stoppages, and while he’s not the best he certainly isn’t the worst. That’s a toss-up between Dan Miragliotta and “Regional” Donnie Jessup. Miragliotta screwed up the Kimbo Slice-James Thompson fight something awful, but bless his heart, he seems like he’s doing his best.
Jessup, on the other hand, seemed like he had no idea what the ground game was when he worked “Fight for the Troops.” He called for action while one fighter had another’s back and forced stand-ups like he needed to hurry up and get the fight finished so he could run and put money in the parking meter. And let’s be honest, the Southern accent never helps the perception of anyone’s intelligence. It just doesn’t. Worst ref around. No question.
Do y’all ever feel uncomfortable when ya’ll actually see or talk to a fighter that y’all have bashed on the website? Or is it weird when y’all run into them (now that y’all are actually going to live events)? Do y’all even care? – Markdog
Short answer: yes. Long answer: sometimes, but it depends on the fighter, what we’ve written about them, and whether they have a sense of humor about themselves. Fortunately for us, most fighters don’t read about MMA on the internet all that much. Which is a good idea. If you’re a pro fighter and you’re reading this right now, stop! It doesn’t matter if the stuff you read about yourself is positive or negative, none of it is going to do you any good in the long run.
As for the last part of ya’lls question, Markdog, do we care? Shiiiieeet. If you’ve been reading this site for any length of time you ought to know we’re like O-Dog. We don’t give a fuck. Okay, no, we really do. But it sounds a lot cooler if we say we don’t.
When are the Bens going to have a pickem contest against each other?!?! I mean with real consequenses on the line? Ipacac, shave head, show up to the next UFC in a dress. COME ON GUYS! Pride is one thing, humiliation now that is where it is at! Any chance of seeing that?! – Artigale
Let me get this straight. You’re asking when we will both agree to engage in a pick-em contest that ensures one of us gets severely humiliated and possibly harmed by uncontrollable vomiting? How about never, Artigale, because that would be stupid. Those are the kind of bets you make with other people. When other people who are not your friend or co-worker are humiliated, it’s fun. But this is in-house humiliation you’re talking about. Us trying to humiliate each other would be like me trying to steal money from my wife. Wait a minute. That’s a brilliant idea…
If you could pick any MMA fighter to be your dad, who would it be? – Jewjifshoe
The easy answer would be Randy Couture, but that’s too easy. Instead we’ll say Tank Abbott. Not only would it be pretty easy to do better than him in life, but something tells me the simplest way to ensure you never have to see Tank Abbott again is to be his biological child.
Who do you think is the most unstoppable one-dimensional fighter there is? i.e. someone who shines in one aspect and uses that single skill to neutralize everyone else’s multifaceted offense/defense….clay guida (wrestling) gilbert yvel (stand up (not so much anymore)) shinya aoki (jiujitsu) – LuketheDuke
I’m sorry Luke, you were trying to think of a one-dimensional striker and Gilbert Yvel was the guy you came up with? So I guess you’ve never heard of Melvin Manhoef then? Dude has 23 wins in MMA, and 22 of them came via TKO. The other one was a decision. Yvel actually has 5 submissions. Which is, you know, more than zero.
But to answer your question in earnest, Shinya Aoki is a good choice, but right now Demian Maia seems like the more dominant and effective one-dimensional fighter. He’s so dominant, in fact, we don’t really know for sure if he is one-dimensional. He rarely has to do anything but submit people, and unlike Aoki, he’s undefeated.
What are the chances realistically of Fedor coming to fight at UFC 100? – T Rex
Honestly, T Rex? Not good, bro. Not good at all. There are two reasons for Fedor to give in and sign with the UFC right now: 1) money, and 2) to prove unequivocally that he is the best heavyweight in the world.
Both of those would be good reasons, but the UFC has already offered him boatloads of cash, and he doesn’t really seem to care about proving anything to anyone. So why sign now?
Affliction is still reasonably solvent and hasn’t ruled out a third show. The Josh Barnett fight is still an interesting match-up that people will pay to see. The UFC hasn’t changed their stance on one-off fights. In other words, the motivation isn’t there for Fedor to change his mind or for the UFC to ramp up their pursuit. Sorry, man.