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Friday Afternoon Link Dump


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- Manager says probe will show Gatti’s death no suicide (SportsIllustrated)

- Brian Ebersole explains the art of the hairrow (MiddleEasy)

- The 20 biggest celebrity boob teases (SuperBooyah)

- Reverent Hardy Promises Rough Night for Lytle at UFC on Versus 5 (TheRugged)

- 18 awesome Anziz Ansari animated GIFs (ScreenJunkies)

- Superfood myths and recession tips (MadeMan)

- Buy the entire M-1 Global video catalogue and get a free autographed Fedor glove from Jerry Millen (Ebay)

- 25 of the lamest wrestling gimmicks ever (HolyTaco)

- Afl fan tackles player (ScoresReport)

- Amir Sadollah talks sex appeal and fighting a guy named “Bang” (Clutch.MTV)

- Bert and Ernie aren’t gay, Sesame Street spokesperson states (TorontoSun)

- Masvidal to challenge Melendez for Strikeforce LW strap in late fall (MMAFighting)

- Casey Anthony told to get her ass back to Florida for probation (InternationalBusinessTimes)

- 10 best UFC fighters ever, by division (BleacherReport)

 

 

 

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XENOPHON- August 14, 2011 at 12:37 pm
@Nut Puncher 9000

- Come on Punchy, even Dan Hardy gets 4 chances. The comments about exoskeletons was merely a intentional 'Red Herring', put in other words is means for deflecting attention from being so serious.

- I'll be blunt...Cage Potato is full of heavy hitters, after checking out many of the other fake or sponsored websites I know this to be true. If I was mean, then I apologize to each.

- Yet, I suspect there are no pussies to be found here. My rule is simple. No women, no kids. Paid fluffers, I will seek them out and strike them down with more vengeance and fury witnessed since Miyamoto Musashi walked the earth. (GRIN)

- As for Bruce Lee. Well, he did use grappling. Look at the opening sequence of "Enter the Dragon" and the final fight in "Game of Death".

- I read Lee fought and lost to Gene LeBell on 3 separate occasions. Once as Green Hornet, Gene picked him up over his head, and ran with him down a street. After this Lee realized the needed to have a ground game. Though I will give it to you that due to the era, and generational gap his ground game was less developed than that of Royce Gracie, during his peek (UFC-1 thru UFC 5). Today, through no fault of his, Gracie is less than competitive.

- Bruce trained with Wally Jay (Small Circle Jiu-Jitsu) and also Hayward Nishyoka a Judo champion. Additionally, Bruce's first students (Jesse Glover and Taky Kimura) were trained in judo while Ed Hart had a fair amount of experience in wrestling.


- Lee was not stranger to the ground game, espeically later in his career. Remember the movie studios and even the fight audiences of the 60's was not interested in two men wallowing around on the ground like children fighting over a candy bar.

- But to get back to grappling, here is a fact all fighters here should have been told by their trainers. If not, they can find better. A according to author, musician, neuro-scientist, Daniel Levitin there is whats called the 10,000 hour rule.

- Ten thousand hours of practice is required to achieve the level of mastery associated with being a world-class expert — in anything. In study after study, of composers, basketball players, fiction writers, ice skaters, concert pianists, chess players, master criminals, and what have you, this number comes up again and again.

- Ten thousand hours is the equivalent to roughly three hours per day, or twenty hours per week, of practice over ten years. About 3 years of continuous dedicated training. Outside of genetics, or mental strength, this is as good as it gets for most all.


- We know Gracie's success was reliant on the 10,000 rule. Aside from age or weight differences, the one missing piece in the Gracie vs. Lee question would be this. For how long was it that Bruce honed his ground game.

- Since Gene spanked Lee's ass during the Green Hornet, we know for a fact that occurred between 1966-1967. If you didn't know, Royce was born in 1966. Bruce Lee was already making movies at that time. Lee died in 1973.

- That would have given him at least 6 years to incorporate and perfect his ground skills. You can make the case that 6 years was enough time for Royce Gracie to get potty-trained and off his momma's tit.

- Bruce Lee's speed and accuracy was well known to be unparalleled. There was no MMA when he was competing, but he never lost a match. Was 6 years enough for Bruce Lee to plug the deficiency in a style, a game he undoubtedly owned?
Nut Puncher 9000- August 13, 2011 at 2:20 pm
@Xeno
First, I cant believe I am about to have an actual discussion with you, but nevertheless, I believe in second chances and here we go.

While I actually applaud you bringing up B Lee, his skills are undeniable, he comes from an era of ZERO ground fighting skills and if there has been anything that MMA has taught the world, its that you need ground skills to not be mashed into something resembling the toxic avenger. Not to mention that Royce was allowed a Gi and if you watch any of his fights outside of Matt Hughes...NOBODY ever got up once he took them down...ever. Outside of a cage...maybe...and I say that very loosely, MAYBE, B Lee would beat him down with strikes (there is always the chance of KO as well) but in a cage...Takedown, submission Royce...99/100.
XENOPHON- August 13, 2011 at 1:00 pm
Melendez spanks Masvidal
XENOPHON- August 13, 2011 at 12:59 pm
Oh fuck all that...if Bruce Lee was still alive today, I'd be saying "bitch, take that King_Fu shit in the cage!"

Matter of fact, I'd throw his ass in there with Royce Gracie - and let the cards lay where they fell.

My hunch, Lee would take him.
RSparrow- August 13, 2011 at 3:48 am
Props to long time nation member, ccman. Thanks for the free concert tickets brother. Being a member of the CP cult pays off. Much love and thanks, and my boy, Mike B won 3rd round tko tonight in strikeforce. Good shit.
Nut Puncher 9000- August 13, 2011 at 3:30 am
BleacherReports article on the 10 best per division is horseshit.
There was no mention of Royce Gracie. That oversight alone makes their other choices marred by questionable judgment.
Todd M- August 12, 2011 at 8:18 pm
Gatti never would of made it in MMA, He didn't have the choke defence
Fried Taco- August 12, 2011 at 4:39 pm
Bert and Ernie aren't gay? That ruins my whole childhood. My dad used to threaten me all the time with "You don't want to grow up to be like Bert and Ernie, do you?"
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