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UFC 108 Danavlog #1: Meet Gilbert Yvel


Gilbert Yvel‘s UFC debut against Junior Dos Santos is only five days away, and Dana White is pumped. To introduce the infamous Dutch striker to any dumbass noobs who’ve never heard of him, DW brought his video-blog operation over to Modern Martial Arts to watch Yvel work out. The gym is run by John Lewis, Dana’s first (and only) jiu-jitsu instructor, who went 1-1 in the UFC about ten years ago. Lewis complains to Dana that all he ever sees on UFC Unleashed is him getting tooled by Jens Pulver. To make it up to him, Lewis’s nasty stoppage of Lowell Anderson at UFC 22 is at the end of this video blog. Anyway, Yvel looks to be in fine form, but Dos Santos can bang too, and if he can get Hurricane Yvel to the ground it might be a wrap, son.

After the jump: Paul Daley discusses his God-given ability to knock people out; he’ll be taking on submission prodigy Dustin Hazelett at #108.

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Lapoisse- December 29, 2009 at 11:47 am
@ budsellers

He's 22-8-2 actually, so 32 fights.

On his 22 wins, 17 came by way of KO or TKO, which takes his ratio to 77.27%

When he said "if you get in the cage with me, there's 75% chance that you're getting knocked out", he just left out the "unless you finish me off first" part.
Robocop Didnt Tap- December 29, 2009 at 7:41 am
UFC should hold their own "Super Hulk" tournament. Buentello, Kimbo, Yvel and Kongo start with, then find some nobodys to pit them against. It'd be solid gold Dana!!! GOLD I SAY!!!

BTW, to keep w/ the theme of this thread, Dana gives Chuck Liddell Dutch Rudders.
ghostboner- December 28, 2009 at 9:51 pm
@ Organdonor - Dutch oven, hilarious! Maybe he figured that since he is well acquainted with the dutch rudder that he is an excellent judge of all things dutch. I saw Bas Rutten fight once, so I think I can pretty much discern Dutch from non-Dutch. And Gil Yvel is clearly a white Russian.
budsellers- December 28, 2009 at 7:26 pm
nobody ever said every fighter is a rocket scientist, but paul daley might need to return to grade school; or maybe he just needs to look at his win/loss record again.

dude has 29 fights with 16 knockouts... certainly impressive and it would be true to say that 55% of his opponents get knocked out, but to say 75% is simply not true.
Bringbackbabalu- December 28, 2009 at 5:28 pm
If DeSantos doesn't take it to the ground he will lose. As for Paul Daley, he rolled with Shields for a long time...Shields is more dangerous on the ground by far than Hazlelett,,,
robthom- December 28, 2009 at 2:59 pm
Lol @ "a smoke and a pancake"!

I heard they also invented the chicken and waffel.
One Two- December 28, 2009 at 1:54 pm
yvel by Knock out!!
Organ Donor- December 28, 2009 at 1:33 pm
Clearly, knee_strike isn't a jump rope aficionado, or he would be aware of the long and proud tradition among black people of dominating the style of jump rope known as "Double Dutch."

And he obviously hasn't done much cooking with the cast iron vessel known as the Dutch Oven, because it too is black.
macreadysshack- December 28, 2009 at 1:14 pm
@portland mma

Funny, I thought knee_strike might have some inside info that I was not aware of. He couldn't POSSIBLY just be saying that because Yvel is black and not enjoying a smoke and a pancake that he's not Dutch.

For the record, I know my joke is about a fictional guy from Bruges - not Ned.
portland mma- December 28, 2009 at 1:08 pm
knee_strike you should probably do some research about people from the Netherlands since it consists of like 12 different provinces. Plus there are tons of Turks and Armenians there, many of whom were born in the Netherlands...making them Dutch. Crazy how that works out.
macreadysshack- December 28, 2009 at 12:51 pm
Uh, Yvel IS Dutch. Right?

God save the knee_strike
macreadysshack- December 28, 2009 at 12:50 pm
"UFC 108 Danavlog #1: Meet Gilbert Yvel"

I never ever want to meet Gilbert Yvel. Better title for this vlog: " UFC 108 Danavlog #1: Watch Gilbert Yvel from a great distance"
knee_strike- December 28, 2009 at 12:31 pm
Right. Daley's Christian god gave him the ability to punch people into unconsciousness. No contradiction in terms there . . .
knee_strike- December 28, 2009 at 12:22 pm
Yeah. Yvel is "Dutch". And I'm the Queen of England.
portland mma- December 28, 2009 at 12:14 pm
I thought Dana had also trained BJJ with Mark Bocek
portland mma- December 28, 2009 at 12:12 pm
I'm looking forward to Dustin Hazelett submitting Paul Daley...I'm still in shock that Kampmann didn't just take him to the ground immediately.
Organ Donor- December 28, 2009 at 12:05 pm
sloppy thirds!
robthom- December 28, 2009 at 11:46 am
Santos all day IMO.

Yvel has been set up to learn humility quick, serve his tenure as occasionally exciting gatekeeper (as long as he's not matched against anybody with any groundskills), and then released to wander the wilds of unknown european "fight" shows again.

BUT, glad to have him.
Bring on Yvel/kongo,buentello,al turk, etc.
Your work is cut out for you Gil.

BTW: If it weren't for sloppy seconds life would be a bore IMO.
macreadysshack- December 28, 2009 at 11:38 am
Enjoy your sloppy seconds.