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Video: Countdown to UFC 130


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If you missed the Countdown to UFC 130 show this week, not to worry, we have you covered. During the show both Matt Hammil and Quinton Jackson‘s camps give some interesting insight into their fighter’s respective opponents and we learn a bit more about some of the lesser-known fighters on the card like Rick Story and Jorge Santiago.

As always, the most head shake-inducing quotes came from Frank Mir, who is as high on himself as ever.

At one point Mir, who went on to brag about how much better he is in jiu-jitsu compared to Nelson says with a straight face:

“If he has the confidence that because he didn’t get hit by dos Santos and get dropped, I’m a lot bigger then dos Santos and I believe I hit a lot harder. When I hit Cheick Kongo, the punch alone threw him half way across the Octagon.”

What’s funny is, they repeated the clip of the punch he threw at Kongo and it didn’t really seem to connect with Cup Cheick’s chin, as much as it grazed off the side of his face and hit his chest. It looked more like he fell while he was backpedalling trying to dodge the shot.

I guess we’ll have to see what happens Saturday night, but if you look at the stats, they lean in Nelson’s favor. Roy has been knocked out once in his career and has beaten eight opponents by TKO or KO. All of Frank’s five losses have come by KO or TKO and he has won by the same methods three times.

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halfbreed23- May 26, 2011 at 8:08 pm
Damnit DeadPull
"When I hit Cheick Kongo, the punch alone threw him half way across the Octagon.”

Did you see that in the video and gif?
DeadPull- May 26, 2011 at 6:41 pm
@ MIke Russell. I've watched the original fight, seen the replay on Countdown and rewatched your gif. My argument was that Mir's punch connected with Kongo's face, not his chest. Which I still hold to. But, after Mir's fist hit Kongo's face, it did continue on to contact his chest. I don't agree that Kongo fell more from dodging and back pedaling. It's clear that he hit Kongo in the face and he went down due to that strike and not from any glancing blow afterward to his chest.

@Halfbreed, you keep your big east carolina opinions to yourself. Remember I actually know where you live:) Besides most heavy weights in MMA have the ability to knock someone across the ring if they connect ie, Lesnar-Herring, Cain-Lesnar, and Mir-Kongo, I'm sure there more examples. As for the reason Mir or any other HW's don't do this all the time, that's not a realistic argument. That's like saying if each fighter has the ability to knock someone out of submit someone, why don't they do it every time.
MonsterMaulingAss- May 26, 2011 at 3:28 pm
"What’s funny is, they repeated the clip of the punch he threw at Kongo and it didn’t really seem to connect with Cup Cheick’s chin, as much as it grazed off the side of his face and hit his chest. It looked more like he fell while he was backpedalling trying to dodge the shot."
Thats BULLSHIT, did you not see how severe cheick's head turned? Furthermore, kongo's foot was planted and he fell face first. That shot hit directly on the chin and he was out till he hit the ground.
irish brawler- May 26, 2011 at 1:56 pm
@kid clam i noticed that about the milendez thing last night.. fucking editors/producers...
irish brawler- May 26, 2011 at 1:52 pm
from thsi point forward ill be refering to the main event as "the hampage fight"
Cup Cheick- May 26, 2011 at 1:13 pm
Or when he OD's on Monster energy drinks and hits pregnant women..
Cup Cheick- May 26, 2011 at 1:12 pm
Long distance bike riders using PEDs is nothing new. However maybe the rapture guy should call up Chael.

I can't wait for the day when the only time I see or hear about Quinton Jackson is when I am browsing my Netflix and see his face on the cover of The A-Team sequels or Never Back Down 3: Step Up 2 Tha Skreetz. Oh and Frank Mir.. Do not get me started.
Mike Russell- May 26, 2011 at 1:09 pm
@DeadPull: Watch it again. There's a difference between "connecting" with someone's face and glancing off of it.

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LOKI- May 26, 2011 at 12:59 pm
Not related but I just watched the 10th Planet Kush Episode 22 and Joey was talking about60 minutes, apparently Chael Sonnen was right about Lance Armstrong doin roids...just sayin
Kid Clam Curtains- May 26, 2011 at 12:36 pm
I like the part where they say Rick Story won all of his fights in 2008, including wins over Jake Ellenberger and Brandon Melendez...then they show a picture of Gilbert Melendez. Fucking idiots.
halfbreed23- May 26, 2011 at 12:35 pm
No DeadPull, uh uh, nope, YOU stop making shit up. Just a reminder, your taking the side that Frank Mir's punch has the power to make his opponents fly across the ring. I bet Mir can win by finger thump then. I wonder why he only uses the make grown men fly punch on special occasions?
DeadPull- May 26, 2011 at 12:30 pm
Look I can understand people not liking Mir, but I just watched the Countdown show, and they showed Mir catching Kongo with that left, AND IT CONNECT DIRECTLY WITH THE SIDE OF CHEICK's FACE. It's comes no where near hitting his chest. I personally don't care who wins the fight, but quit fucking making up shit.
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