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Even More UFC 101 Video Hype: Extended Event Preview, Anderson on Forrest, Sadollah Is Alive and Well


"I’m gonna beat him skill for skill, round by round, I’m gonna take him apart, and I may finish him in the first round." So says the fiercely confident Kenny Florian in the above trailer for UFC 101 (August 8th, Philly). Florian clearly sees his lightweight title fight against BJ Penn as the moment his entire career has been leading up to. An oddly clean-shaven Joe Rogan tells us that Penn has been training harder than ever , and says "I think we’re going to see a new, invigorated BJ Penn, and that’s a bad sign for everybody in the lightweight division."

Later, Dana White proclaims that "the Anderson Silva/Forrest Griffin fight has all the makings to be fight of the year," and Joe suggests that Griffin take a page from the Dan Henderson playbook: "[Forrest] is one of the biggest guys in the light-heavyweight division. If he gets Anderson to the ground, and he can hold onto him and beat on him for three rounds, it is conceivable that Forrest can walk away with a decision." Wow, you hear that Forrest? It’s conceivable! Onward to victory!


Above: Anderson Silva says he’s focusing on what Griffin is good at, not on his weaknesses, and adds that he’ll be particularly cautious of Forrest’s kicks. He also predicts that someone is going to get knocked out in their fight: "It’s not going to go to the end." Well, worst case scenario we’ll only be bored to death for 15 minutes instead of the usual 25.

Below: Though his last two fights were canceled due to injuries, Ultimate Fighter 7 winner Amir Sadollah (1-0) may finally be ready to make his post-TUF debut. Here’s some "proof of life" footage of Amir training like a normal, healthy person. He’ll take on undefeated WEC vet Johny Hendricks on the main card of UFC 101.


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UFC fan- July 27, 2009 at 8:51 pm
I have a feeling that Griffin can pull this off, he can win.
But what he better hope for is the dumbass Anderson who comes in and acts like bruce Lee on crack, THAT Silva he can beat, BUT if he goes in there bangs with Anderson, and hurts him, and wakes him up, there is another Anderson Silva that he can become, and thats the one who took out leben like a schoolyard fight, and the same one who picked Franklin apart piece by broken nose piece, THAT guy is scary!
I really would enjoy seeing Forrest beat him in anyway , form, or fashion.
I Think Kenny will destroy BJ and make BJ retire, which is best for BJ, cause Diego Sanchez would take BJ down and beat him like a bitch.
lastly it looks like Sadollah has gotten bigger, I hope he hasn't slowed down cause hendricks is no slouch, I am all for the trifecta of Forrest:Florian:Sadollah
Ninjanate- July 27, 2009 at 6:56 pm
The biggest difference between Bisping and Silva is that Henderson can't walk through Silva's punches like he did with Bisping. If I remember correctly, didn't Silva stun Hendo to set up the choke?
Jay Smith- July 27, 2009 at 6:13 pm
@ 831 Son
I see you relapsed.
clutchy hopkins- July 27, 2009 at 2:53 pm
hahahaha your playin yourselves
kangerpang- July 27, 2009 at 1:04 pm
@clutchy hopkins-12:42

Get Hendo's Shaft out of your ass, ass.
831 Son- July 27, 2009 at 12:57 pm
Takun said it right.

@ Clutchy-- How was it a wierd way to finish the fight. You are a straight moron. Shut the fuck up you clearly don't know anything.
clutchy hopkins- July 27, 2009 at 11:42 am
@831 son
i dunno man, i think getting that choke on that great of a wrestler is kinda lucky, what can i say. obviously he used his fuckin skills he didnt close his eyes and fall into the choke, but its a weird way to finish that match. get silvas nuts out your mouth, son
Takun- July 27, 2009 at 10:59 am
Hendo got handled in the second round, silva did knock his fucking block around with those punches and knees no denying that, but hendo was gassed out when the second round hit, he was literally gasping for air, if his conditioning is better the 2nd time around, I think he could give silva a better challenge, but is silva dumb enuff to walk into the right hand...hell no, bisping was and is overated....I mean hell his biggest challenge has been who....Chris leben >>
Diggler- July 27, 2009 at 10:22 am
Does anyone know if Kenny wants BJ's belt?
C.B.- July 27, 2009 at 10:21 am
@Clutchy hopkins by way of Poo flinger -

You're goddamn right that's a big if. Silva has sick jitsu that can not be overlooked. You wouldn't call it luck if Fedor KO'd someone who hadn't been before.
831 Son- July 27, 2009 at 9:43 am
Why? Because most of my posts have to deal with berating all of those who don't like me or who say dumb stuff ? Yea probably.
Jay Smith- July 27, 2009 at 9:40 am
@ 831 Son
Your most intelligent and accurate post to date young man.
831 Son- July 27, 2009 at 9:21 am
Anderson def. Forest via T/KO, R2. Forest has a good chance of beating Anderson but this is the type of fighter Anderson has been trying to fight. Not some fucking clowns like Cote and Leites. Now he is going to have to fight, and not play around at all.

@Clutchy Hopkins-- Silva didn't get lucky, he beat Hendo with his skills. How is that luck you tool. Yea Hendo has only got submitted by the Nogueira's and Anderson and it just so happens that Nogueira and Anderson train together.. Big deal they knew what was up.
Surfin Dave- July 27, 2009 at 8:57 am
Amir better be careful, he might get hurt in the ring and ruin his spokesperson job.

He better hurry up and get injured soon!
saku- July 27, 2009 at 8:53 am
i think florian really wants bjs belt.
UFC is now the best- July 27, 2009 at 7:53 am
I see Silva getting knocked out by Forrest and then by Henderson. Maybe.

I think if he loses to Forrest, Hendo will beat him too.

Forrest by decison, Henderson by looping right hand, just like he did to Bisping.

I would love to see the Spider get knocked out, just like he has done to so many. (poor Rich Franklin)
mmmiles9000- July 27, 2009 at 7:32 am
Holla for Sadollah!


Is that still a thing?
Caveman Curtis- July 27, 2009 at 7:16 am
no matter what BJ's training has been like, he will outstrike him and stuff takedown attempts, and be better than kenny on the ground if he needs.Penn's got this one. And everytime I hear "I want BJ's belt" from Florini on tv, it ensures me that I'm right.
clutchy hopkins- July 27, 2009 at 7:15 am
i'm getting sick of silva being supposedly unstoppable. yeah hes got a nice streak goin, and yes he is dangerous as fuck, but he will be stopped. dan henderson lost by choke for the first time in his career, what are the chances of that? silva got pretty lucky on that one. I think if hendo fights him again, silva will lose. and maybe even lose to forrest. i love watching silvas fights but he just acts too silly half the time. makes me think of him as a douchebag. also, griffin being bigger and more powerful than dan henderson? mmm i dunno joe
RearNakedPoke- July 27, 2009 at 7:07 am
is it me or is anybody else excited about this?
Poo Flinger- July 27, 2009 at 6:48 am
That is a big IF....
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