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Videos: Anderson Silva’s First Win, The Rise of the Brock


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According to the profile on Anderson Silva in the current issue of Fight! magazine, the Spider actually started his MMA career 0-2; he lost his first match against Fabricio Marango before dropping a decision to Luis Azeredo, a fight that most databases list as his official debut. It wasn’t until Silva’s third attempt — a 66-second TKO of Jose Barreto at a Meca event in August 2000 — that the UFC’s current middleweight king tasted victory. The fight would be the first in a nine-fight win streak that saw him score victories over Hayato Sakurai, Roan Carneiro, and Carlos Newton, establishing him as an up-and-comer with enormous potential. Video of the Silva/Barreto fight is above. It ain’t much, but every legend has to start somewhere.

Below: A recent TV profile on Brock Lesnar, where a haggard-sounding, Busey-esque narrator takes us through Lesnar’s sporting life, beginning with some great footage of his college wrestling career. 


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CanadianProduce- February 20, 2009 at 10:05 am
Weird, what alien intervention took place in Silva's life at the point between his two losses and his first win? I wonder what Silva's Rosseta Stone is? My guess is Spider Man. I'm pretty sure Spider Man sat Silva down and spat some knowledge and Silva took it but used it for evil. I think Silva is actually Venom. Yup, pretty sure thats a fact and when you put a few facts together it becomes science. Just try to argue science, you will lose.
Sara- February 20, 2009 at 9:45 am
Commentator thanks I had to mute you :( Oh and Les says MURRRRRRRRR
Smeewa- February 19, 2009 at 5:44 pm
thai head dress or Mongkong is thought to protect from injury and evil spirits.

cant believe how many MMA fans dont understand any thing about a variety or a MIXture of Martial Arts (MMA)

there is more to muay thai than Kimbo's thai style kicks!
give it up- February 19, 2009 at 5:25 pm
HAHAHA i love the statement, "all of you need to get off his dick" umm i pretty much see only "bad ass mma know it alls" saying stupid ignorant shit trying to sound smart about how brock isnt any good and didnt deserve a title shot.

if i go back a little ways, and i could be wrong, but didn't randy get a title shot after only 2-3 fights? and then he was considered one of the best. also came from a college wrestling backround. wow, thats weird. OOOOO thats right brock was in the WWE..... i forgot that. when he did that "fake shit" any chance of him doing anything worth while or half way decent went right out the window.

yea you guys are right, fuck this guy. he was in gay wrestling where they just dance around and arnt even the least bit athletic. who the hell is this guy coming into OUR sport and thinking he can actually hold his own. and if he can, its not like hes going to fight any one his size. because hot headed light heavy weights want to go into such a heavy weight class to prove they can hang in there with the big guys, and if they can't, at least they have something to blame losing on. sounds like a full proof plan to me.

soo... lets just say brock wins the rematch against Mir. i mean we all know its not going to happen, but lets just pretend. what will we tell everyone who doesnt know shit about mma to let them still know brock is no good. or will we cross that bridge when we get there? i mean its good to be prepared just incase. you never know, weirder things have happened. I.E. everyone NOT calling mir a douchbag the second his name is heard.
Machete for hands- February 19, 2009 at 10:40 am
imagine if that fucker did take steroids??
Norm the angry pollack- February 19, 2009 at 10:32 am
Lesnoids!
Norm the angry pollack- February 19, 2009 at 10:32 am
Brock is not the king of shit! f^%$ him! nice cock tatoo on your chest fag! nice and veiny
Anonymous- February 19, 2009 at 10:20 am
lets call 'em Brockroids.

www.fromthecage.com
FightFan- February 19, 2009 at 9:46 am
One word for Lesnar: Steroids
J-Dog- February 19, 2009 at 9:36 am
PS - COOL is a fag, and so is anyone who ever leaves a comment saying nothing other than "first". Shouldn't these kids be in school?
J-Dog- February 19, 2009 at 9:34 am
Right... I agree with Aenarion. If he had lost to a nobody, then people would all be feeling sorry for him like that StrikeFoce guy talks about Kimbo... ooh waah waah, Kimbo didn't get enough time to evolve out of being an internet brawler and turn into an MMA fighter. Same thing for Cock Chestnar but he actually won one so sing the praises. He should still be paying his dues. Who knows if he were fighting his way up he might have a losing record by now and might be on Dana's next-to-get-fired shit list. It was a lucky gamble for the UFC that paid off. He'd be a big joke if he would have lost to Randy. Now he's just a punchline because he has a dick tattoo.
Aenarion- February 19, 2009 at 9:22 am
I love how the Lesnar video was narrated just like 300. I also loved how they show him take down Mir, but not him tapping out to an ankle lock. They also seem to brag about the whole 24 minutes and he's a champion thing... let's remind everyone that he got his title fight early as hell so Dana White could bath in a pool of PPV bucks, not because he earned it. A 1-1 record does not merit a title fight. Ever.
TUF Guy- February 19, 2009 at 9:22 am
They can't ban shit with this shitty website layout...they can 'review' every comment and decide to post it or not. It's just a cheap website.

The reason I didn't join the forums is because I've seen better forum layouts when I had AOL 3.0 in 1999.

Fedor a million ankles- February 19, 2009 at 9:21 am
Good I'm glad other people were having problems with the sync, I was beginning to think my comp was fucking up.

Anderson Silva had a goofy ass stance back in the day.

Brock Lesnar is fuckin' man. How can you hate on a guy that quit a job were he made millions so that he could compete for real in the octagon. I feel sorry for Frank Mir. He could pull it off again, but I don't think it's likely.
Jeep- February 19, 2009 at 9:19 am
BAN THE COOL GUY
Aryan- February 19, 2009 at 9:01 am
Shitty video, shitty sound, bcock would've died if he was his opponents size, we need James Thomson or even kimbo to kick this bigtard out of the fight game
Aaron- February 19, 2009 at 8:52 am
First off all this Lesnar footage is old. Who the FUCK is that old sack of trash talking anyways? lol
terrence- February 19, 2009 at 8:51 am
I like how they use clips from a fight he lost. It's like CNN cropping important chunks of an interview to get the person to say what they want him to say. Brock is a beast, but he has only beat 2 guys in the ufc: 1 rusty, old legend, and a nobody. He will get submitted again.
Kyle B- February 19, 2009 at 8:34 am
It is a shame that in 2009 people still cant grasp the fucking concept of syncing the audio with the visual correctly. Just don't put the shit on youtube at all if you are that inept.
that guy- February 19, 2009 at 8:31 am
Our boy done growed up, Ma. *sniff*
BIG CHRIS- February 19, 2009 at 8:27 am
I AGREE WITH ARMFARMER BANN THE COOL GUY!!!! ENOUGH ALREADY!!
Sheps- February 19, 2009 at 8:25 am
Thats why i hate Brock, cause now every other douche thinks MMA is Brock Lesnar, i do wish people would get off his dick already.
armfarmer- February 19, 2009 at 8:22 am
Can we get this cool asshole banned? Seriously you guys running the site are ok with that bullshit? I'd take it as pretty disrespectful if this were my site.
armfarmer- February 19, 2009 at 8:21 am
Ok I didn't notice that Silva threw a kick at the end that dropped him, but still. The guy looked like he didn't want to fight anymore after getting hit once. I still think it was a weak fight and that guy is not very tough.
BIG CHRIS- February 19, 2009 at 8:21 am
Machete-I think it is just called a headband, I could be wrong....but I think that is what they are called.
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