Quick Comment on UFC 68

Usually, J. refrains from posting on MMA fights. This event is pretty darn amazing, though.

Randy “The Natural” Couture, a 43-year-old, 6 foot 2 inches (188cm), 220lbs (100kg) UFC hall-of-famer came out of retirement to beat Tim “The Maine-iac” Sylvia, the 30-year-old, 6 foot 8 inches (203cm), 265 lbs (118kg) UFC Heavyweight champion.

He not only defeated him, but dominated him throughout the 5 round fight both standing up and on the ground. Great stuff. Especially when you consider that Randy’s background was in Greco-Roman wrestling while Tim is a known striker (stands up, throws punches and kicks).

Everyone loves a good comeback story. He’s gone from retirement to new UFC Heavy Champion. Next up, Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic?

If you’d like to watch the fight, check out http://dewsaw.com/sports/.

P.S. Check out the arm triangle submission in the McFedries vs Kampmann fight.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by P on March 6, 2007 at 8:39 am

    Have gotten new respect for fighters after learning more about Stallone recently.

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  2. Would you be referring to Sylvester Stallone? Isn’t he an actor and not, in fact, a fighter? It’s a little bit different from MMA.

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  3. Posted by P on March 7, 2007 at 6:33 am

    Talking about his role as Rocky =)

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  4. Heh. Why not look upon the real-life example of Randy Couture instead of the reel-life example of Rocky? No MMA fan can stop himself from respecting Couture now.

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