Posts Tagged ‘UFC 116’

UFC 116 Reflections, The Rock, Jim Ross and a Double Crab Claw Punch

July 4, 2010

*Update:  Due to Zuffa taking down the youtube video and wordpress not being able to embed videos from foxsports, I’m just going to have to leave you with a link.  Sorry, folks!

I stayed up late last night posting more than I should have about the great event that was UFC 116.  Marvel at the barrage that Brock Lesnar took below.  It’s a shame they didn’t include the finishes because Brock’s arm-triangle choke submission has to be seen to be believed.

HIGHLIGHT VIDEO

[http://msn.foxsports.com/video/MMA_Boxing?vid=5848bdb8-6e6b-4d6d-8553-dc59ec3dfba6]

Here are some of my favorite points:

@ 0:10  Brock’s first take down attempt that was countered by very alert and ready Shane Carwin.  This was like watching two giant mastodons or prehistoric frackin’ bulls run at each other head on.  It was pretty amazing to see, if not scary.

@ 1:10  Shane Carwin’s wink and a  smile before he and Brock tapped gloves at the start of round 2.

@ 1:25  Brock’s takedown of a very gassed Shane Carwin

@ 2:15 The uncanny double crab claw punch by Leben.  I believe Rogan said something like, “Is this a movie?”

@ 2:35 Sexyama and Chris Leben show the world what “toe to toe” and ‘stand and bang’ really means.  Awesome moment that tore the house down.

Read more after the jump.

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Brock Lesnar’s Post Fight Press Conference

July 4, 2010

From mmafanhouse.com

In his post fight press conference, Brock Lesnar does quite a ‘face turn’ as he displays the heart and insight of a humble man and great fighter.  The highlight video is after this quote of Brock Lesnar giving credit to his amateur wrestling and professional wrestling roots:

Without the WWE, with the visibility I had, the television time, Dana wouldn’t have given me a second look.  I mean there’s no way.  I’m just another guy.  I’ve wrestled in all fifty states and thirteen different countries and my face was plastered on the television screen for four years all over the world.  I just had to bring credibility to the table and my amateur wrestling background gave me that.

Brock at the UFC 116 post fight press conference

Again, I can’t say enough about the amazing job that Ariel Helwani and mmafanhouse do for us, the fans.


Stone Cold, Goldberg, Heyman and Jim Ross on Brock Lesnar’s Win

July 4, 2010

First off, much respect to Ariel Helwani and mmafanhouse for capturing this amazing group of pro wrestling talent all in one video.  The first video was filmed after the fight.  The last video of Paul Heyman was filmed before fight.  Paul Heyman delivered this gem in the only way he could:

“Anybody who questions his chin anymore can shut the fuck up.”

Classic Paul Heyman.  Enjoy.

Steve Austin, Goldberg, Jim Ross, Paul Heyman Look Back on Lesnar’s Win

Paul Heyman after the jump

Brock Lesnar’s Victory Headlines

July 4, 2010

Here’s a few snapshots of Lesnar headlines around the web.  Click on the pic to see the larger version.

Brock Lesnar UFC 116

Stone Cold Steve Austin comments on Lesnar vs. Carwin

July 3, 2010

From the Heyman Hustle.

“I’m here in Las Vegas to enjoy myself,” Austin told me when I ran into him at his hotel this evening, “and I’m here to watch Brock Lesnar whip Shane Carwin’s ass!”

Steve Austin tweeting on Brock Lesnar’s showdown tonight at UFC 116:

What!?!

Jim Ross on Lesnar vs. Carwin, Fedor’s loss and Daniel Bryan (Bryan Danielson)

June 28, 2010

Jim Ross shares his thoughts on Fedor’s loss, Strikeforce’s production value, Lesnar vs. Carwin, Daniel Bryan and a whole heap more from his latest blog post!  Here’s an excerpt:

Fedor’s Loss

Werdum’s upset of Fedor was obviously a shocker. Fedor’s ‘people’ lost a good deal of negotiating leverage but that’s not to say that Fedor Emelianenko isn’t still a bigger than life character but his mystique has been lessened somewhat. The Russian made a simple mistake that found him in BJJ skilled individual’s wheelhouse. Strategic error plan and simple that Fedor, exhibiting a great deal of class and humility, admitted in his post match interview.

Read more after the jump!